I have a decently powerful desktop Windows computer that goes unused most of the time because I tend to use my old and not too powerful laptop from my bedroom. I was thinking what would be the cheapest laptop/chromebook that I could buy that would let me run applications on my desktop computer but would stream the contents to the laptop. I don't wish to run any programs on the laptop by itself but just want it to be portable and light enough. Extra points if the laptop is a 2 in 1.
Streaming on the client side isn't really demanding, especially if the CPU has hardware acceleration like intel's Quick Sync. A Celeron or Pentium could stream just fine, however an atom would struggle.