I have and Acer Extensa 4420 laptop. When I try to record through either the built in mic or a plug-in mic, there is a partial second delay. I tried updating the driver, but it says that I already have the latest version of that driver. The soundcard is a Realtek High Def. Audio card. The other problem is that you can't hear yourself while recording on most programs, only the playback. The only program that I found that I have that you can hear yourself on is Sony Acid Pro 7.0 by using an audio buss plug-in. Anyway, it's the delay that's ticking me off the most. I've read some posts from '07 about this problem, but there was no resolution to it back then. I've got a tech support request put into Acer about this and still waitng to hear from them(but you all know how that goes!). Any, has anybody found anything out about this since then?