I’m going on a road trip thanks to Microsoft in June and I’m starting to think about what all I need to take with me. Of course on my list is my laptop, my Windows Phone for GPS and some electronic toys for the kids. Sometimes I wish my children had their own laptops already. They always want to play on mine. While I’m sorting out my list I’ll be sure to share the results with you soon, for now I wanted to share these stats with you from Microsoft.
Men are nearly two times more likely to spend five or more hours on their laptop than females or 22% of travelers list unanswered emails as one of their top 5 stresses when returning home from vacation.
57% admit to looking at someone else’s laptop on a plane, so make sure you’ve got the best looking PC in your row. If your curious which PCs are the best for traveling, consider one of the following models:
Lenovo U300: For those of you who are stylish but still want a powerful PC with exquisite design and smart innovations this model is a great option and its simple to purchase online at the MicrosoftStore.com for $1199
Samsung Second Generation Series 9: Remember the Samsung 9 we talked about months ago? Now, its 20% thinner than before with brighter HD display screen, up to 7 hours of battery life and a 15 second boot time. For sale online for $1499
Asus Zenbook UX31: Elegant, mobile and ultra-fast and with razor-thin edges, the Asus UX31 has a curved center section and new rose gold color which provide beauty and strength in complete balance and harmony. Find this online at the MicrosoftStore.com for $1499.
Arc Touch Mouse: The Arc Touch Mouse is the first mouse designed to flatten for portability and pop up for comfort, making it ideal for anyone on the go. Scrolling is faster and easier with a touch scroll strip, where the flick of a finger starts hyper-fast scrolling and a simple tap brings it to a stop. Price: $59.95
If you are a traveler on a dime, but still want something to keep you connected on the road, check out these budget friendly PCs:
Dell Inspiron 14z: Get more from your busy life with the thin, sleek and fun Inspiron 14z. Its compact, thin aluminum design packs impressive productivity and entertainment features you want at the right price. Price: Starting at $599
Acer Aspire One 722: The 11.6" Aspire One 722 is sensationally designed to deliver amazing HD visual experiences wherever you go. Anytime, anywhere connectivity on Windows 7, plus an eco-friendly platform, round out this netbook and make it ideal for your highly mobile digital lifestyle. Price: Starting at $369
36% of those surveyed have lost vacation photos in the past. While on the road, make sure you are backing up your photos to SkyDrive so they’ll be there when you get home.
Save your photos in the cloud while you are on vacation to ensure your memories are safe and sound. With Windows Live SkyDrive, you can store or share media privately and securely, meaning that whether you’re in New York or Tokyo, you get the same great experience at your convenience. Start by setting up your account here, Hotmail users are already set up. From there, click “add files” and then your photos there with one click. So easy!
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