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Travel Tip: Laptops for Travelers

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Lately, it seems like the market is saturated with smartphones and tablets that do everything but fly the plane. But for those of us who travel for business, a traditional laptop is really what we need to get the job done.

If you’re a diehard Mac fan, I know I can’t convince you away from Apple products.  And in terms of portability, you can’t beat the MacBook Air.

It’s so lightweight, but it’s also durable. There is an 11-inch notebook, but for a hundred bucks more, the 13 inch is a better bet for getting your work done.

And rumor has it, later this year, they’re going to be even thinner.

Outside of the Apple family, you want to check out Sony’s Vaio S series. They have a super-portable 13-inch laptop, but even the 15-inch model is surprisingly thin and lightweight.

Switch the mode from Speed to Stamina, and you’re talking about a long battery life—and there’s an additional battery sheet that can actually double the life without adding much weight.

Last, but not least, check out Lenovo’s X1Carbon laptop. It’s made with carbon fiber, so it’s extremely rugged, and weighs only 3 pounds—even with a 14-inch screen.

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