If I’d travel a lot I’d buy the ACER Aspire 1410 notebook. It looks like netbook and costs the same. But instead of Atom processor it’s equiped with stronger Intel Celeron. The rest spec includes 11.6-inch LCD display with 1366 x 768 resolution, GMA 4500MHD graphics, a 6-cell battery, 250 GB hard drive, and up to 4GB of RAM. The Acer Aspire 1410 offers a bunch of communication options – 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet. Additionally it sports HDMI out (can be connected to the TV in hotel), integrated webcam (video chat with family, relatives and friends), 5-in-1 card reader and Dolby-optimized surround sound system with two built-in stereo speakers (have relax after meeting). It just misses optical drive but it isn’t so big deal I think.
The wight of the the Acer Aspire 1410 is just 1.35 kg, battery life is up to 6 hours and the price is €383. All of this makes that notebook the perfect choice for web workers who should travel a lot.
Recently I started use notebook instead of desktop PC. Everything is fine except it gets pretty hot after a while. In winter time it’s ok. But in summer it isn’t so comfy. So, the Log Pillow can be one possible solution to solve that. It looks nice and handy but definitely not portable. Ideal solution at home but not for travelling. Also its price in US$160 doesn’t seem reasonable for me.
VIA launched the NanoBook Ultra Mobile Device – probably the lightest (850g!) and smallest notebook. Moreover, its price is gonna be also amazing – $600! NanoBook sports a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor, up to 1GB of RAM, a 30GB hard drive, a 7-inch WVGA display, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth, DVI-out, a slot next to the screen where a GPS, VoIP, or WWAN module can be POP in (the module in the picture above is some world clock thing). According to VIA technicians the battery life will be up to four hours.
The NanoBook runs on either Windows XP or Vista. But I suppose that Linux geeks also won’t miss it 🙂