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11. Posted by moguzhan (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well ive met myself in the middle on this issue.

ill be taking my brothers acer travelmate. a laptop which is half the size of a normal one.

considering theres 5 of us and 4 cameras, it was the cheapest option.

thanks for all the advice

12. Posted by mltitlntd (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sombody brought up a good point here about internet cafe's allowing you to connect hardware. I will be traveling in South Asia, and I plan to bring either a hard-drive or a disk-based mp3 player (same thing), plus a secure-key (usb flash memory). I plan to move photos from cards to the hard-drive, and/or, burn cd roms. I plan to bring irfanview on the securekey. What is the deal on that? Will I be allowed to connect these items to use them? Anyone have any hard data on this question?


13. Posted by jlala (Budding Member 36 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

you can consder getting a mass storage device which allows you to put your SD card in and transfer the photos over. THe casing without the harddisk only cost about US$40 or less if you are not fussy abt the transfer speed.

The brands I am familar with are: Digimate, compactdrive

but they vary in prices

14. Posted by mltitlntd (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks :) What do you guys think about using a hard-drive-based mp3 player? I don't plan to bring a laptop. Too much stuff. Also, may burn to cd and send home...



15. Posted by isis_sg1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i'm going for a week to Scotland and still taking a laptop but then again i take a lot of photos so i say it depends on how many photos you plan to take and depends on if you keep all of them or just the ones you like

16. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you're going travel a lot, like backpacking or so, leave that laptop behind! But if you're going to be based somewhere for a period of time and take on short trips from there (like I do now), it's worth taking it. I even go to internetcafe's with it, and ask if I can plug my laptop in instead of using their ancient, virus infested and spyware-screaming pc's... usually it's no problem. Big plus: all your own software, settings etc. at hand! (sometimes you can even get a bargain, because you don't use their hardware).

Other plus: you can sort out and put on a memorystick the pictures you want to use for weblogs etc. before you go to internetcafé. Saves you time -and thus money-. (and you don't have to take out your expensive equipment and display it in one of those dodgy internetcafés that only guarantee your life till the moment you walk out their door...

If you're just taking SD cards, and the internetcafé doesn't allow you to plug in your camera or cardreader (I actually doubt they will have a problem, but anyway...), you can always take your SD cards to a photo shop and have them burn all your pics on a disc for you...

17. Posted by TravelTy (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Buy an Epson P2000.

Problem solved.

I got one for my 101 day trip to Europe and I LOVED it!

18. Posted by DelB0y (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you're moving around, forget the laptop. Not only is it heavy, but you're making yourself a target for bag snatchers!
You can pick up a 1GB SD card in the UK for about £20 now. That's a lot of photos! And if they start filling up, any photo shop/internet cafe will copy them onto CD for you.

19. Posted by mltitlntd (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, no laptop for me. I'm bringing a 20gb, USB, laptop hard-drive in a hard case. Plus, I'll be burning CD Rom's. At least that is the plan...


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