I recently purchased an Acer Aspire One. For those of you who don’t know what that is, its a really nice ultraportable that has a 8.9″ screen, runs Windows Xp, has a 120GB Hard Drive and is referred to as a netbook mainly because it weighs 2.2 lbs and has no cd/dvd drive. Why would anyone want this device? Well, when you consider the $350 price tag and the fact that you can take it anywhere with you, you might want to reconsider. What I’ve been wondering is that, what do you consider your mobile blogging paradise?

Let me give you an example of my main setup which is where I do most of my school work as well as blogging and plus this functions as a mini movie theater.


The main system is a few years old but it has my 22″ Samsung HD Monitor, the 5.1 THX Surround System, Scanner/Copier, Printer, External Hard Drive and pretty much anything else you’d need. I use it most of the time when blogging because I get to do my photoshop editing as well.

The other devices you see from right to left are NEC MobilePro 900C (Windows 4.2 .Net), NEC MobilePro 780 (Windows CE 3.0) and the newly acquired Acer Aspire One.

The two MobilePros are very portable and I usually use them to get most of my notes taken care of during class. They both are about 1lb and have great battery life and that means I can get the job done in class without any issues. Plus, its instant on-off, meaning that you don’t have to wait for it to start up or shut down so thats a major plus for me.

The Acer Aspire One helps me get the job done when I need a little bit more than internet and word processing. I take it to school to get projects done and even quite a bit of mobile blogging. I’m able to get most of my school work accomplished as well as it gives me mobility at home when I dont want to be tied down to my desktop.

Usually when I travel I would just need my Acer and I’d be fine but I know that many of you carry around external hard drives, a portable mouse and several other devices. What makes up your blogging paradise and what do you need when you travel?