The AWOW AK41 has some advantages as a tool for astronomy. The fact that it’s a small form PC means that it’s practical to move the computer to my garden shed and control a telescope, something I wouldn’t want to do with a full tower PC, as that’s often too heavy and bulky to move on a regular basis. But a laptop is definitely preferable (if you have one).
I was satisfied with the performance of Celestia and Stellarium. Frames per second were fairly low but both programs are more than usable. And they offload a lot of the work from the CPU to the GPU, unlike Skychart and KStars.
While the programs limit usage to 1 core, this means there’s plenty of CPU cycles to multi-task.