going away for a while - bring laptop?

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21. Posted by itchyfeet2 (Budding Member 58 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

and whts the cost of this bad boy ???

22. Posted by I-Travel (Budding Member 48 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think I paid about $800 US.

Google "Samsung Ultra Mobile" I have the Q1B.
From the research I did Samsung came out with the first ultra mobile this size...just over a year later there may be many other choices now.

23. Posted by goodyboo (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting itchyfeet2

Hi guys - hope this is the correct right place for my question ...??

at the end of november my friend & i are off to S.E.A for a few months - then NZ eventually Sth America, & Canda...
i have a feeling it'll take a while for (if we do come back) to return to Scotland - and both have laptops - infact my life is on my laptop... pictures etc.

I really wanted to take it with me - feeling it would be a good way to contact friends back home - download & send emails pictures as i go ... i know its not the lightest most delicate item to travel with - and i wanted to find out some advice from you guys

Struggling to decide what to do & would really appreciate your thoughts!!!

Thanks so much! :)

If you are going to walk in shady neighborhoods with a laptop, not a good idea. But if you will have a secure place to leave it whenever you need, then if i were you i would take it with me. Also, backup your "life" on a portable disk or DVDs and leave them home, in case you loose the laptop. You can buy another laptop, but other important data may be lost forever.

24. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 441 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I carry an ultra light (3lbs) Fujitsu Lifebook and I wouldn't travel without it. Lets you save your thoughts, save your photos (not to mention edit), e-mail, use skype to call ahead for reservations at hotels, call home, and so much more - as well as offering you a chance to watch a movie on that long flight you might need to take.

I wouldn't flash it around much though. I also invested in a hard pelican case which fitted the computer snug and secure and allowed me to throw it in my big pack so I only had to carry one bag except when traveling in a place I'd check a bag.

But I'd take it without question.