Originally Posted by bowmah
What is the difference between:
PC Card & Express Card Slots
PC Card & Media Card Slots
Media probably means SD card, CF card etc... What is an express card slot?
The ExpressCard specification is the new faster and more capable replacement for the aged PC Card specification.
Both aforementioned card slot options include a PC Card slot (that accepts both 16- and 32-bit variants). The difference lies in the ExpressCard slot or Media Card slot.
The Media Card slot option itself *is* an media reader ExpressCard that's permanently installed in the ExpressCard slot. All it can do is read flash memory cards and nothing else.
The ExpressCard slot option OTOH is a fully featured slot that accepts both ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 variants meaning that you can pop in a media reader Expresscard, a Firewire ExpressCard, an eSATA ExpressCard, USB2.0 ExpressCard, etc. It can do so much more than just read flash memory cards.
So between the two choices, the 'PC Card & ExpressCard slots' option makes infinitely more sense.