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What kind of Laptop should I take Travelling with me?

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1. Posted by loopcr (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hello There..

I am looking to do a big around the world trip, so am looking at Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and possibly the States..

I want to take a Laptop travelling with me as I know they can be very useful to have.

Does any one recommend what kind of Laptop I should go for and what kind of price I should be looking at paying. I do not want to pay lots for one, but would like a reliable machine, that is basic but does the job.

Thanks,

Lauren :)

2. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member 131 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi Lauren,

what will you mainly use your laptop for? Surfing the web, writing emails?
Personally when I travelling I try to travel as light as possible. And since you are planing on traveling the world, I guess you won´t miss carying a lot of weight around. So what about taking a netbook or tablett pc (like and ipad) with you? It gets a lot of the job done. If you want to upload pictures while traveling, make sure you get a device with a SD Card slot (or get an adapter for ipad) though.

3. Posted by keithotzkie (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I think any laptops will do as long as the battery last long enough..
It just sucks when you keep charging it, right?
Having a cam with it is fine to for communication..
You can do skype video calls if you have one..
I think having a SD Card slot would be great too so that you can put on some picture files to your laptop...

Hope it helps.. :)

4. Posted by vangore (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Personally when I travelling I try to travel as light as possible. And since you are planing on traveling the world, I guess you won´t miss carying a lot of weight around. So what about taking a netbook or tablett pc

5. Posted by rotch (Full Member 38 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I just completed a 1 year RTW trip with a Toshiba netbook NB505. I was super reliable and I still use it. Batterie last about 7 hours at full charge and you can find a new one at about 150-200$. Easy to do picture backups, write a blog offline, choose pictures, put music on your MP3, wifi, etc.