Favorite Travel Accessories: Samsung Netbook
Although my Nokia phone is great for trips where I only need to connect occasionally, sometime I need a bit more. That’s when my Samsung netbook comes into play. I have an N110, which has now been replaced with the NC110.
I’d describe it as ‘small but perfectly formed’. It’s got a 10-inch screen, which isn’t that big, but it’s very clear so there are no problems seeing anything. It finds Wi-Fi signals easily and has no problem getting connected, unlike my old laptop which would occasionally drop the signal. On the NC110, I’m running Windows XP, Chrome and MS Office. Everything works pretty quickly and it’s enabled me to keep up with work on the road.
The one thing I found is that it’s very much an individual computer. It didn’t cope well with multiple user profiles, so I eventually abandoned that in favor of individual folders, each with their own copy of the portable browsers we use. I also need to take a separate mouse and keyboard if I’m going to use it for extended periods.
As well as being a work tool, the Samsung netbook has come in handy on family vacations for late night, last minute trip research, though I could also use the phone for that. Which laptop do you take with you on the road? What do you like best about it?