Optical is connected directly to the card, no dongle (the line out and line in are dual purpose jacks).
I have one and I have to say for the money spent im happy. The only thing I wish it did was support ASIO for bit perfect playback....
EDIT 6/22/07 - Price drops
EDIT 6/19/07 - Price drops
EDIT 6/13/07 - Price drops
Several items for sale. Would entertain trade offers as well, LMK what you have.
Paypal payment only (Non-CC preferred)
Heat - cc2096
Like the title says im looking for an M1210 under $1000 shipped. I would perfer one with the webcam but that is not necessary. Geforce 7400 is required though as this will be a light gaming machine on the go. LMK what you have to offer....