Not having the time to use the Mac's at college and with University approaching next year im going to buy a laptop (Dell inspiron 1300 to be exact) with 768mb worth of ram upgrade.
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/featuresdetails.aspx/inspn_1300?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&~lt=popup (there it is)

Anyways, i was wondering what software would suit me for sequencing and mastering, can anyway tell me which sequencer and mastering programs would work best on this laptop, none of that freeware **** either. I'll be getting a firewire expresscard and a Behringer FCA audio interface. (http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/options.php?id=69049)