I use an HP nw8240 laptop as my regular machine but I didn’t want to haul it to Japan with me. It is pretty heavy and I wanted something simple to use to have something to access the Internet with if I had the opportunity. One of our IT guys loaned me a Dell Lattitude X1 to take with me. It is a pretty nice little machine and perfect for what I was looking for. It isn’t much bigger than the portable DVD player I own. One of the things I really liked about it was the built in SD and CF card slots which worked great to unload the memory cards we use with our cameras.
Now that I have it, I don’t want to give it back! I may see if I can buy it from my company – we are able to buy assets which aren’t being used any more for pretty reasonable prices.