Ultra-portable for traveller.

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Hi All,

I'm looking for some recommendations for an ultra-portable. It's to
take travelling with me; one of the main uses will be as a backup for
photos and for offline work on a blog, possible for storing music/
films for long train journeys too. It doesn't have to be fancy (in
fact, the less fancy, and hence less nickable, the better), it does
have to have a large disk (or the capacity to fit one), it doesn't
need a proper keyboard (but a keyboard of some kind would be good) but
it does need USB. Ideally the screen would be good enough to be an
improvement over the camera screen for reviewing photos, but that is
not an absolute requirement either. There is no budget in mind at the
moment (partly because I know nothing of these things) and I am more
than willing to buy a scrappy-looking 2nd-hand one if it will take a
large disk. A PDA would be fine if it can satisfy the disk and USB

Any suggestions?

Thanks - Adam...

Re: Ultra-portable for traveller.

On Sep 27, 6:43 am, adamomitche...@kiwis.co.uk wrote:
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Personal experience: I used IBM X-series (about 3 lbs) with 60GB drive
and also Dell 710m (about (4 lbs, with built-in DVD writer).  Both
have CF card reader, so it was handy to upload my D-SLR data to the
laptop.  The Dell with hi-capacity battery provides 5+ hours of

Re: Ultra-portable for traveller.

cmdrdata wrote:
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Was that (cf card reader) a special option on the Dell 710m?  I have a
710m, and it came with an SD card reader - I'd much rather have the CF
card reader if it could be swapped out.


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