This week, in preparation for my trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, I pulled out my tiny ASUS eee PC, the laptop I carried while backpacking through Africa. (We didn’t have as many options for mini-laptops way back in 2008.)
Except now that my entire business revolves around a computer, I’m not sure I can survive with this sucker for three weeks. It is so freakin’ SMALL! I can barely see two Hootsuite columns at once.
Here’s the baby laptop on my desk, next to my normal work station. When I’m home, I use both the big monitor and my laptop at once.
So the question is: do I bring the mini laptop, have less to carry and take longer to do work because my screen is so small? Or bring the 14-inch laptop, have more to carry but spend less time working because I’m speedy on this machine?
(I know, I know, #firstworldproblems. But when you like to travel light, these are life’s big questions.)