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Macs on the Go!: Guide to Mobile Computing for Mac Laptops Using Mac OS X by Robin Williams, John Tollett

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2. Essential Hardware for Mobile Computing

Most people assume that being mobile means lugging a laptop around with you. That’s usually true, but not always the case. We sometimes travel without a laptop, assuming we’ll be able to find Internet cafes along the way, or we may take along a Wi-Fi–enabled PDA or a mobile phone that can connect to the Internet. But nothing beats the convenience and versatility of having a small, portable computer with you that’s loaded with your own music, photos, work files, applications, and settings.

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To be truly mobile and productive, the one essential piece of hardware you need is a laptop. You may already have ...

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