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Options to add sound cards in laptops

By phkhgh
Aug 18, 2007
  1. In general, for newer laptop models, is it generally possible to add an internal sound card, or are external USB cards the only option for many / most? Some come w/ discrete sound cards - most don't.

    Some new laptop specs I've looked at say under "Expandability":

    ExpressCard slot (ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54),

    or other models may say:

    PCMCIA slots: 1 Type I/II; 1 ExpressCard/54, or other descriptions.

    ** Question is, what type of slot would current (reasonably priced - $100 or less?) notebook sound cards most likely need?

    ** What designation / wording in the specs description for open slots should I look for as far as future ability to add a sound card?

    Thanks.
     
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Maybe a USB sound device would be cheaper?

    The only PCMCIA card I could find was about £80
     
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