When you leave your laptop behind

Last week I tried an experiment to see if I could do a week of heavy business travel without a laptop. In lieu of my laptop, I travelled with an HTC HD2, Palm Pre and iPhone with Mophie Juice Pack.

What I learned is the topic of my latest SlashGear column. Read it here.

Bottom line? Leaving your laptop is fine for short trips, where the focus will be email, light content viewing and very minor editing. For now, the phone, no matter how good simply can’t supplant a real personal computer when it comes to getting work done. For those that suggested a netbook, to me that’s the same as a PC for all intents and purposes. Now, if only there were some device that lived between the PC and Phone that could replace the PC for heavy business travel. But that’s a topic for another column, after April 3rd…

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