60 hours? I would not bet seing that in the next 2 years. Could be on fuel
Atom is a low wattage, (rather) low perf processor. I believe there are low
wattage core2, and that they are the fastest at this time.
Don't believe it. The differences between AMD and Intel are more like 10%
I don't know enough about animation to say where your bottleneck lies.
Generally speaking, the CPU is liable to limit you on rebuilds and the
graphics card is going to limit you on drawing the pixels to the screen
Don't believe that either. There haven't been any big breakthroughs in
battery technology that would allow such run times. As Jean Marc said,
perhaps fuel cells in a few years.
There are several things you need to pay attention to. The CPU is important
for rebuilds, the graphics card is important when you are spinning the parts
around (unless you work with edges shown, when the CPU has to calculate
edges and will probably limit you), having enough RAM is important to make
sure you don't start swapping in and out of virtual memory.
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