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Old 08-10-2005, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am very close to purchasing a laptop. Probably the dell inspiron 9300... well they have a the option to put a sound card in for you. Dell is charging $100 more to add a PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook sound card. My question: Is it worth it? Will the audio even sound better? Chances are I'm not going to hook up a nice 5.1 surround sound system to it. I will either be using the laptop speakers or my headphones. Thanks for any help.

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Old 08-10-2005, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I you *have* to hook the Audigy up to speakers for it to work at all.
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You cna probably find the same card cheaper online. Dell is famous for inflating prices.

Unless you're an audio freak, you won't need it.

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