just to be innovative and retarded i'm thinking about wasting a grand on this instead of a laptop. Mostly for school. I need some ideas. I think i can fit a 17" monitor in there, so I would take lcd and wireless kb/mouse out of backpack to use it. Power source could be banks of D-cell NIMH batteries. I'm trying to figure out if i could run the computer for like 10hours (all day) without recharging, huge advantage over laptop. 10 D-cell in series is 12v. batteries would probably be substantial part of cost (>$100 for 10). there are 9000mah D batteries, i think weight like 15lb for 10. definitely not more than 20 batteries then, cause i have to be able to carry backpack. there must be lighter weight batteries. 40w computer power would be like 3A (rounding down), so 3 hours on 10 batteries. what kind of rig should i run? if i did VIA's thing, i could get 10w computer usage + monitor/kb/hd (not sure how much wattage 17" lcd uses). I don't know anything about idle computer power usage. May or may not go for video card. thanks for ideas.
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I want a computer in my backpack