Laptops for Travel (and Electronic Reading Device)

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Thanks Strevel and Slverback, very good advice, I will look into your suggestions. I must admit, I also like the old fashion paperback, but will not be able to take on my next planned trip due to complete lack of space (and weight issues)
 
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Hello Glen_Lee, thank you for your interest. I am still in the process of deciding, with the compatibility issue mentioned above. The issue is that I wish to have compatibility with my main laptop but with the lightness of a travel laptop. I am not really technically minded when it comes to PC's so I need to be able to obtain and send e-mails from both lap tops, as I will need to communicate whilst travelling. I will also need internet access as I will need to book train tickets etc when I am in India and will need access to various Indian Sites (which I currently have on my main LT) and again will need to replicate on my Travel LT. It's all a bit be wielding to me, but I suppose for people who have always grown up with this sort of technology it is everyday / simple stuff. I am okay when every thing is set up, its just really knowing what to purchase and then how to set the device up to replicate my Main LT. My experiences with PC World thus far have been a little disappointing. I am also trying to do this whilst planning to travel India on the Railway Network, which is entirely another matter, but as you can imagine involves a considerable amount of bureaucracy, as Indian trains need to be booked 120 days before travel, otherwise they all get booked up and then you're snookered.
Any further guidance and assistance would be very much appreciated, kind regards, whitesix
 
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Hello Glen_Lee, thank you for your interest. I am still in the process of deciding, with the compatibility issue mentioned above. The issue is that I wish to have compatibility with my main laptop but with the lightness of a travel laptop. I am not really technically minded when it comes to PC's so I need to be able to obtain and send e-mails from both lap tops, as I will need to communicate whilst travelling. I will also need internet access as I will need to book train tickets etc when I am in India and will need access to various Indian Sites (which I currently have on my main LT) and again will need to replicate on my Travel LT. It's all a bit be wielding to me, but I suppose for people who have always grown up with this sort of technology it is everyday / simple stuff. I am okay when every thing is set up, its just really knowing what to purchase and then how to set the device up to replicate my Main LT. My experiences with PC World thus far have been a little disappointing. I am also trying to do this whilst planning to travel India on the Railway Network, which is entirely another matter, but as you can imagine involves a considerable amount of bureaucracy, as Indian trains need to be booked 120 days before travel, otherwise they all get booked up and then you're snookered.
Any further guidance and assistance would be very much appreciated, kind regards, whitesix
If you are not overly techie, dont worry about it - keep it simple.

Your desktop is windows 10 - buy a laptop with window 10, will be nice and familiar.

You need connectivity for an external hard drive & wifi - ensure the spec meets this.

For travel you want a laptop to be portable and light; maybe replaceable should it get broken or nicked. Plenty of cheapish laptops.

For sending emails, checking train timetables and reading ebooks - all laptops will meet these requirements.

Everyone will have their favorites; Lenovo are solid, have a good reputation and portable. Here's a couple as examples that are a good price and decent spec:



May be worth think of your laptop as a secondary computer. Your main one being your PC. That way you can lower your price range for a laptop, have some familarity, and accept the risk of travelling with a piece of tech that could be vulnerable.
 
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