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11. Posted by islandtrek (Budding Member 25 posts) 6y

I have to agree with the rise of wifi networks especially in some developing countries laptops have become a useful tool. I have never personally traveled with a laptop because of the size issue however they are coming out with smaller inconspicuous models which are quite handy to have. I can see the point of view of some travellers that see a laptops and other electronic devices can be distracting and can takeaway from the experience however when you have a sea of information at your finger tips and the ease of communicating with others its hard not to think of reasons for not taking one..

12. Posted by lizwarner (Inactive 6 posts) 6y

as for me I only bring my itouch, and mobile fone, it's more handy than netbooks :)

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13. Posted by CluedIn (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Didn't take my notebook on my RTW and found ample cybercafes virtually everywhere, usually at very reasonable prices. My hotels in Seoul actually had free internet computers in the rooms!!

However...there was LOTS of downtime in hotel rooms and many, many hours on airplanes where I would like to have a computer with me. So....next time (later this year on a RTW) I plan to take a netbook with me, but not a notebook.

14. Posted by jensysmith (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y

Oh Better let me not take my laptop unless it is really needed. I don want to increase the risk of monitoring...

15. Posted by travbod579 (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

Ipod touch is a good compromise as it has wifi, music and video. Carrying a laptop can make you a target for theft and could become a liability

16. Posted by hench (Budding Member 86 posts) 6y

Im in cairns at the moment and for the last 3-4 days it been raining hard and at time like this im happy to have my netbook as i sorted out all my photos done some blogs and watch loads of films as iv been traveling up the coast iv been swopping films with different people form all over the world and music i have around 50-60 film on my hdd for them cold dark night lol, and theft is the same all over the world if you leave it out it will go in most of the hostel they have lockers so ur stuff will be safe

17. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 6y

We are glad that we bought ours during our 8 months trip.

18. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 6y

Agreed, netbooks are sturdy enough - besides, some ppl spend enough just sending SD cards home to buy a netbook to store their pics and video.
Also it makes it possible to update blog and keep in touch with people.
Always stay on the lookout for an American chain (KFC/McD/Starbucks) - those usually have wifi (and free washrooms)... find the cheapest item on the menu and enjoy hours of both of those guilt-free

19. Posted by danners (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

I never leave home without my macbook pro but do have security cable and it has a nifty little alarm on it (movement sensor)!

20. Posted by TimDalton (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Too much hassle for what it's worth - internet cafe!