I have successfully setup a laptop that had a broken screen as the weather logging station. It is mounted on a tv mount in the corner of the high school science classroom.
That lab room has a Davis Weather Monitor II mounted and setup. It even has the Data Logger attachment with all of the bells and whistles, but it wasn't exporting outside of the display because the computer it was setup on was a Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Yeah, you heard that right!
Anyway, got it setup with Windows XP and Weather Underground's WUHU software. You can check it out here.
I setup a Weather Underground account so that we could send the weather data somewhere other than locally. You can see it here. We were having some power issues, the laptop kept shutting down at 11pm with the power saver feature of our server. I have since gotten that fixed today, or so I hope.