Laptop purchase

I ordered a laptop yesterday. An Inspiron 6000 because it was $450 off the regular price. Now I'm wondering what kind of sound card to get for it. I'm planning to use it for recording and for playing live if I can get over my paranoia of spilling beer on it or it getting stolen or some sound guy stepping on it. If anyone knows anything about that stuff, please let me know.

Brad Turcottegear