Many people on here are suggesting the use of wifi to avoid having wires going everywhere. Don't do that. Many embedded devices don't do sanity checking on their firmware images. A dropped packet could silently corrupt the firmware, or cause the process to stall for no apparent reason, or some other headache that you don't want to deal with.
In any case, these devices are on isolated machine networks and it's probably best to keep it that way. You should really just get multiple laptops. Once you get a rhythm going it's easy to babysit 3 or 4 laptops. You'll crank through the job pretty quickly and the constant motion from one to the next will keep boredom at bay for much longer than just staring at a progress bar.