Nice to know that the new "Core" chips use less power than a Pentium M. News to me but certainly very welcome. My most graphics / performance intensive stuff is Rhino 3D which still runs o.k. on an old AMD based laptop
(something like 380 Mhz!) and photo
Having had to replace a laptop
power supply and 3 or more laptop keyboards in Mexico
, I'll take a desktop
with our old laptop as backup anytime when doing longer cruises. If you're sticking to 1st world countries with reliable courier service
, a laptop is fine, but if you're in some small port, you can get a nice desktop
keyboard / hard drive / LCD monitor/CD drive etc. much more readily.
Only part that won't be standard desktop will be the 12V power supply and the motherboard - and in a pinch you could put in either as a medium term replacement.
Course it's easy to say all this because our chart table/writing desk is about 6' wide x about 24 or 30" deep
. So finding real estate ain't the problem.