I have four for different reasons,
I have an iMac that I am typing this on. It's my primary personal computer.
I have a Macbook Air. It's monster of a notebook that has 7 hours a battery life and is fully updated with my other Apple products through iCloud.
I have a Dell XPS ~ This is my primary video box though I use it to do things I cannot do on a Mac for whatever reason.
I have a Dell 640. This is a company issue and the only box I can loving into our VPN at work.
Ruthie has a Dell ~ she likes it for games and email.
I have a Droid Bionic (going away as soon as iPhone adds 4gLTE) that has a decent processor and excellent hot spot technology that allows my to login virtually anywhere.
Ruthie has a similar smart phone.
I am never anywhere without connection. I have been on HW from some places I never thought I could get reception, but I have also taken my ATV's out to where there is no signal and that is pretty much the only places I can go without connection to the internet.
So yes, Mel, I was kinda thinking the same things. If I were to go to Europe, I would bring my Macbook Air. When Terry Herbert (from the YANA website) came out here for a visit from down under, he bought a cell phone when he got here so that he was easily reached, and he used the hotel hot spots when he was able to take a break and post.
Nope, I'll be bring the tools and answering pertinent email and messages...
PS Ruthie doesn't know it yet, but I know the iPad is coming soon. My 50th is three weeks away...
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 49 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.