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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) 2y

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) 2y

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) 2y

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) 2y

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) 2y

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.