Heh...on my recent trip to Europe I took my 15" R61FL with me. Loved every second of it and got quite a few "ooohs" and "aaahs" from both random people and my friends...
I think the heaviest laptop I have ever traveled with remains my first Thinkpad, a 600E. That was between 2002 and 2003, when that 600E was my lightest laptop. I needed to back up my files onto Zip discs, so I also brought a parallel port Zip drive with a huge AC adapter. The 600E, its charger, the Zip drive and its charger probably totaled around 8 lbs! Though that 600E had a fully functional USB port, I didn't have a USB flash drive until 2004.
Which one, Sierra Wireless EM7345 or Ericsson N5321gw ? The first is 4G/LTE and supports US bands
the latter is 3G only.
Thanks for the tip! I had tried connecting to the T-Mobile network once and it couldn't connect, so I just assumed that it didn't support 1900 MHz or 2100/1700 MHz.
I use the ThinkPad 8 as well as a replacement of my good old X31. The build quality is actually worse, I already had to replace broken touchscreen cable connecting the touch screen and system board. Otherwise I like it. It is better than 6" phablets with crippled mobile OSes and more mobile than big 10+ inch tablets.
Currently my biggest phone is 7.0" 1920x1200, the Huawei Honor X2, so the Thinkpad 8 isn't a whole lot bigger, but I completely agree that Android and other mobile OS's are too crippled.
Until last month, my biggest phone was actually slightly bigger than the Thinkpad 8: the Samsung Tab S with 8.4" 2560x1600! It was great for surfing the internet, but carrying it daily in my pants pocket was too much so I finally downgraded to my current Huawei. I was also unhappy with the Tab S's battery duration.
Unfortunately the future of small devices are phones or phablets with their crippled OSes. I am tempted to buy Lumia 950 XL Dual Sim (excellent LTE bands support) when prices drops even more.
Doesn't it run desktop mode only when docked? If that's not the case, I should look into this phone as well.
I don't really care that much about weight, although it is an important factor. I used to lug around a T61 with 9c, which became unbearable over time. Nowadays, I carry a T440s with me which weighs roughly 1.6Kg, which is ok for a fully fledged 14" notebook.
I travel with my Thinkpad 8 only on trips when I plan to do extremely light work. When I expect to work more, I grab my Sony Pro 13 (13.3" 1920x1080 touchscreen, 2.23 lbs, average-sized charger). If I ever need to do very heavy work while traveling, I can visualize myself carrying my recently acquired Dell Inspiron 15-7568 2-in-1 (15.6" 3840x2160 touchscreen, 4.64 lbs, smaller than average charger).
The 700-something gram Lavie Z is quite intriguing as well, but has several severe drawbacks like the keyboard and speakers.
Which is why I think I would like my Sony Pro 13 more than the Lavie Z.
Wow... You must have very good eyes
If I remember correctly, Puppy
uses the tablet mode on his Windows tablets. 1280x800 on 10" is acceptable in desktop mode, but too low in tablet mode.
I'm the farthest thing on this planet from being an American, my good man, eccentric or not...
But you are a U.S. citizen, no? And I bet you sound more American than when you first moved here, even though you may not be aware of it.
Normally if I want to use something on a plane or away from a power outlet I use my 5.5 inch phone which has a 5000mAh battery.
Yeah, if I am away from home for just a day or two and don't need to get any work done, I bring just my 7" phablet.