I'm looking on how to back up my photographs while I'm on overseas trips. I seem to have narrowed it down to two options:
1) A cheap laptop: Basically just get a laptop and use it as an interface to transfer photos from my SD card to an external hard disk. I found the Lenovo Ideapad 100s that sells for about $300.
Good thing about using a laptop is that I can use it for simple web browsing when i need to on the trip (checking directions or making plans). The bad is that the laptop is heavier and bulkier compared to a hard disk like the WD My Passport Wireless.
2) WD My Passport Wireless: Comes with a SD card slot that allows me to plug in the card and automatically back everything up. Easy and convenient.
The good is that it's much lighter and easy to use. The bad is that at about $220, getting the Lenovo seems like much better value.
So I'm having a little bit of difficulty deciding between these two options. Any views or suggestions?