With £150/$290, can I do any better than a Line6 TonePort UX2?

I would be mainly micing up my amp and using my own effects. Also recording vocals.

Also, I have Vista - does that effect performance too much?
Hmm, that looks a lot better. Probably worth it for me as well. Is it missing any of the main features of the Line6 TP that I'd need?
You'll miss Gearbox. That's about it.

And Vista isn't too bad, especially if you have SP1.
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and from what i gather, gearbox isn't anything you'd mind missing out on.
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