Best Travel Laptop 2015 – Forbes
I’ve spent the majority of the last 18 months as a digital nomad: a freelance writer and photographer doing my job from over a dozen countries. I’ve done all my writing and photo editing on an Asus T100, so when I claimed it was the Best Travel Laptop, I put my money where my mouth was.
And I’ll tell you, it has been. It has its quirks, it’s far from perfect, but it has served me exceptionally well.
So with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, I looked over the specs for the new T100 Asus just started shipping. Is it the new best travel laptop? Let’s see…
Before we get started, if you want to dive deeper into the tech of travel (or travel tech) check out Travel Smarter With Tech, 10 Tips for Travelling with a Smartphone, Are Travel SIM Cards Worth It?, Pay In Local Or Home Currency?, 5 Myths About Travelling With Tech, and My Favorite Travel Gear.
Let me explain, up front, what I mean by “best travel laptop.” I have a specific set of needs, and it’s possible yours might not line up.For me, I need a laptop to be: Small, lightweight, Windows, cheap, and most of all… rechargeable via USB.
For a while, the T100 was the only laptop that met all of those requirements. After 18 months and over 90,000 miles, I stand by all of those things.
There are a few negatives, which I’ll get to at the bottom.