I've recently bought a new laptop, Acer TravelMate 2700, everything is expected but for one thing. I can't seem to get any microphone to record loudly on it. I pratically have to put it in my mouth and scream to get any recording at all. I have messed around with the audio properties but still it doesn't seem to want to be very loud. I have a second computer upstairs that works like a charm. I use Skype often I bought that laptop so that I could also talk on the move. I'm wondering if it's maybe a hardware thing. If anyone has any ideas as to how I could boost the volume of my mic then I'd be really pleased!