There was another thread regarding this. One of the Hitachi drivers is designed for servers - meaning that it comsumes more power and shortens battery life further. You'd want to get the non-server model.
The Fatal1ty model is a joke - it's literally a retread of the X-Fi Platinum, but with a different chip so it can't process as many audio streams at once.
FYI - all the X-FI units use X-RAM. Check the current Maximum PC, as they have...
specs for those too lazy to click on the link:
-AMD Athlon 2.6ghz 64-bit Processor 1MB L2 Cache - labeled AMD Athlon4000
-ATI x600 128mb dedicated graphics card (The one I saw in the store had 128MB...
he audigy 2zs is available for notebooks and has the same advantages.
also, the 15% improvement in games is total BS.
The Audigy 2zs Notebook is NOT the same as the X-Fi series. The X-Fi DSP handles far more...