I run a PRESonus Firerack to act as the soundcard and MIDI IO for all audio. I can get better quiality audiio and midi IO with less latency then woth running a soundcard (except for something like a Hammerfall or other card with ADAT in).
Basically, would this be a better choice than Macbook Pro? How well does Windows 7 allocate an i7 720qm at 1.6GHz quadcore/8gb RAM as opposed to Snowleopard OS running a Core duo at 2.6? with only 4 Gb of RAM? If any inquiries to the Software It is both Image-Line Deckadance and FL9XXL.