Re: 2.1 vs 5.1 Speakers for Laptop
So esa, is the one 3.5mm jack going to put out a 5.1 surround sound signal?? I didn't think so. You'd need separate channels for the subwoofer/center, center, and rear speakers. Unless you use a digital cord, which he doesn't have the ports for on his laptop. Believe me, I have the Logitech Z-5500 speakers.
You could use the 5.1 system with it, but it would be a bit wasted because you wouldn't have surround sound.
As for the 2.1 setup, it should work fine. From what I can see, the ports on the front are for a microphone, headphones, and the last one is probably an audio out for the speakers. I doubt it would be separate channels for the speakers and the subwoofer (for surround effect), but it'll still work fine.
C2D E6600 | 4GB DDR2-800 | 9800GTX+ | Asus P5B-E | 150GB Raptor | 320GB 7200.10 | 750W Xigmatek PSU