First post, by cyclone3d
Sooo.. doing a bit of research and came across a couple different laptops that I find interesting.
The laptop would be used for DOS/Win98SE
I will not mention the brand or model yet.. just a couple of specs as the laptops are pretty similar other than that.
Video - ATI Mobility-P 8MB 2x AGP
Sound - ESS Maestro 2E
Video - S3 Savage IX 8MB 2x AGP
Sound - ESS Maestro 3
Video ATI Mobility M4 8MB or 16MB - interface is not listed
Sound - ESS Allegro (ES1988)
All sound solutions should support DOS according to what I could find. The Meastro 2E definitely does as specified by the laptop's archived support page.
The Allegro has full DOS support according to the datasheet and forum posts I found.
The Maestro 3 should as well, but the game port and MPU-401 port may not work in DOS.
Guessing choice 3 is definitely going to be the best.