It just seems that there should be a way to cut down on size and space.

The best I\'ve been able to figure out so far is to use a flat panel TFT monitor in a rack, on a sliding rackshelf, taking 3-4 rackspaces, letting it lay flat.

I really like the stable performance of my desktop, but I can see why others keep trying to get that performance out of a laptop: convenience, less to schlepp around etc...

Any suggestions about a compact monitoring solution?