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1. Posted by unique2 (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

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Hi

Im travelling round thailand, cambodia etc from november and thinking about taking my laptop. any advice. is this a realy bad idea or ok

2. Posted by TroySantos (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

HIYA!

I can only say anything about Thailand. It depends on whether there is anything on your laptop that you really want. Or if you expect to use it a lot or at times and places you might not find an internet shop. There are so many internet shops around Thailand. Even lots of smaller towns have one or two. They might be hard to find or be loaded with kids after 3pm or so. Some smaller towns don't have a shop. Some have only computer game shops loaded with kids all the time. Depending on where the shops are, they are mostly in the range, so far as I know, between 20 and 60 baht. Chiang Mai though has lots for around 10 baht near Chiang Mai University. And the backpacker street in Bangkok, Khao San Road and that area have the pricier shops. If you don't have lots of pressing need then I'd say leave it at home. How important is it to you? Think about how important it is to thieves! And the hassle of lugging it around.

Troy.

3. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

Quoting unique2

Hi

Im travelling round thailand, cambodia etc from november and thinking about taking my laptop. any advice. is this a realy bad idea or ok

i ran all over Cambodia with my laptop, no problem really, internet kinda shitty there tho, so probably wont really need you lappy too much (unless you use it in offline stuff)

4. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 10y

I travelled with a laptop...i wish it had been a smaller lighter one. There are a lot of interney cafe's in Thailand that will allow you to LAN on their broadband...for a fee of course. Also an increasing amount of hotels are offering broadband in the rooms. the local dial up on TOT is 3 or 5 baht, cut off after 2 hours, it's slow but no extra charges, just the one off locval fee....dial 1288. many hotels have a direct or automatic outside line so you can connect that way too.
There are also wireless services which run through the mobile phone system...I don't know what you wouold do about a card though.