Suggestions for a travel computer that doesn't weigh a ton

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Michael Reuben, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I'm just starting my search for a new notebook that will truly be easy to lug around airports. It's primary use will be web connections (wired and wireless); so I don't need a powerhouse. Just something with a reasonably readable screen, good battery life and, above all, lightweight.

    I'm particularly interested in people's hands-on experience. What machines have you used that you liked (and why)? Which ones did you hate (and why)?

    All input much appreciated.

    M.
     
  2. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    Through work I've been able to use a Toshiba TabletPC. I love the thing (wish I could afford one for myself). It's very light-weight and has good battery life. The tablet thing is really cool, but it may not be what you're looking for.
     
  3. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    Through work I've been using the IBM T40. Quite happy with it. Newest model I've seen is the T42.

    Pretty lightweight for a solid machine.
     
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    Kimmo Jaskari Screenwriter

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  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Thanks for the responses so far!

    Has anyone used the Sony Vaio 140 (or related models)? Someone I know swears by it, and I'm going to try to find a display model in a store this week, just to get a feel for the weight and the style of keyboard.

    M.
     
  6. SethH

    SethH Cinematographer

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    I haven't used one, but a friend of mine has one and likes it. I've seen her using it and the screen is incredible. It's probably one of the best displays I've ever seen on a laptop. I'm not sure which model number she has though.

    When the Sony Vaio laptops first came out they really sucked, so I've always avoided them. I understand that they've gotten much better in recent years though.
     

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