I am going to be doing some full-time traveling for work and have been scoping some laptops. This Lifehack looks like a very cheap alternative... I'd boot into my own Windows 8.1 from a external USB but use the work laptop hardware. Any ideas if this will be viable? Also, would SSD be a waste since USB speeds will throttle? It's cheap enough to where I might try it later this week if I find a Win81 image.