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Options to add sound cards in laptops

By phkhgh
Aug 18, 2007
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  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: 197

    Maybe a USB sound device would be cheaper?

    The only PCMCIA card I could find was about £80
     
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