Summer is here! No matter whether you're off to South-East Asia with a backpack or floating around the Trevi Fountain in Rome or you're simply hanging back and working hard in the UK, you'll want to know that you have the right laptop to travel with.
The four important pillars to take into consideration are:
1. Power - emails, Adobe Photoshop, watching movies, producing music - make sure you know what you need based on your travel preferences.
2. Battery Life - you'll need a Laptop Charger and maybe even a spare Laptop Charger, but at times it is also important to be able to use it without being plugged in.
3. Resolution - if you're watching movies you'll need to know the quality is good (for those romantic moments).
4. Portability - light, durable, agile and easy to get in and out of your bag.
Here are 3 travel personas & our laptop recommendations:
1. The Backpacker
There's nowhere quite like being nowhere - or is there? Well take away internet access and the whole thing sucks. The Backpacker wants to travel but always be connected with emails, social media and movies.
Recommendation: Asus ZenBook Flip S UX370UA
Its weighs an extraordinary 1.1kg making it the Backpackers dream machine. Its also thin, light and super strong. Looks good too! Although this doesn't mean one compromises on power either, with its Intel Core i7-7500U or Core i5-7200U processor or on its display either with its Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics and a Corning Gorilla glass screen.
2. The Business Traveller
The most important factor is portability with enough power to keep you going in taxis, train stations and airports.
Recommendation: The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Designed well, very durable and light for travelling. Perfect! Even more perfect with its keyboard, stylus and great resolution display. Whether you're presenting on a conference call or streaming a webcast - this machine is the business man's dream.
3. The Media Man
The Media Man will need an easily transportable machine, maybe Photoshop but some media capabilities for editing and sharing.
Recommendation: HP Spectre 13T
The 13 inch screen makes it light and portable and its FHD touch which means you can even go up to 4k! The Intel Core i7 processor will keep you powered on the move (and offset those slow internet connections on trains and planes). You'll enjoy loads of ports to charge your devices, an IR camera for Windows Hello and an awesome touchscreen (all good for being on the move).