I'm bringing a donated lappie - an Acer Travelmate 524TE - up to speed (!) with a max. of 512Mb RAM. The pro' seems to be a PIII 650MHz, with a 10Gb HDD. It has Win2K V4 installed and, so far, it works.
I'm looking to use it for MS PP Presentations on 240v mains ( OK ), and marine charting with a GPS input, with a 12v input converter ( not yet tried, but advised easy )
Now, I'm a fan of XP PRO SP3, and I have the Media Centre version on my main machine, with NO intention of degrading to Vista.
The question is: What pros and contras should I consider, when thinking of installing XP Pro on the old lappie?