Travel/portable laptop purchase suggestion
Posted on 2008-09-29
I am looking to purchase a small/travel sized laptop or netbook. I will be using this for some light internet surfing as well as writing news articles/offline blog postings. I will not need much in the way of powerful hardware specs due to the nature of the way I will be using it. I prefer Windows XP or Vista, but I will be fine with Ubuntu or another similar desktop Linux build. I do, however, require the following:
1) The screen size be a MAXIMUM of 13.3". Max resolultion is negligible.
2) There must be a PCMCIA slot so I can use my Verizon Wireless Internet expansion card.
3) Price be no more than $500 (although this is negotiable)
Netbooks fit my bill (such as the EEE PC or Dell Inspiron Mini), but the problem is that none of these have a built in PCMCIA card because of their small size.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?