I was using a usb Audigy 2 NX soundcard with my old laptop. It was a 3.06 ghtz with 512mb ram. I had no noticeable latency.
I haven't tried the nx2 with my new Dell laptop as it came with Audigy software as part of the system, and loads fonts without an additional card.
The new laptop is a dual processor , 1.66 ghtz & 2 gig memory. I have 10 mms latency which is hardly noticeable.
Latency may also have to do with the processor speed of your laptop etc. I really don't know much about computers themselves.
Only reason I bought the nx2 card was that I wanted a better card than what I had in my laptop, and it was easier setting up the audigy than all the different pieces of software required to use soundfonts with OMB software. I actually used both setups.
The software route using , forte , asio 4 all etc does give you more flexibility.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by dimaz:
[This message has been edited by rikkisbears (edited 08-28-2006).]
SX900, P121 Piano, Band in a Box 2020
V Arranger/Ketron SD2