An oldie but a goodie. Here is a nice discussion of the pros and cons of using a laptop with an EMR system by Bill Horvath II, CXO of DoX Systems. Bottom line (my take, at least): if you are solo and/or travel a lot between practice and hospital, a laptop solution might be for you. For most other docs, the expense, weight, and issues with licensing of software outweigh the advantages. The cheapest route for most EMR systems is a thin client solution, using either a desktop thin client appliance or a tablet or slate running in the same manner. But hey, it’s your money.