I travel with a laptop. The original intent was to edit pictures when on the move in spare time to reduce the amount of time spent back at home. I chose a Sony VGN-SZ433N/B (http://www.sonystyle.com.hk/ss/produ...sz433n_b_e.jsp) as it had a good screen based on the Lagom LCD monitor test images.
Since buying (2007), I got more into colour management and decided not to edit images on the laptop as I now have a basic Eizo CE210W screen, colour calibrated). I tend to use the laptop for reviewing images taken during the day and going through and deleting poor shots/ worst of set etc. I also watch the odd movie. I'm shooting Nikon RAW so use ViewNX mostly to review.
I recently destroyed the screen travelling. Insurance will pay out SGD 700. I now have the choice of getting the 2yr old Sony Vaio repaired by Sony (or myself if I'm feeling brave) or getting a new Netbook at that price.
Was my original assumption wrong - could I profile the laptop and have a decent rendition? Do people use laptops to edit on and get nice prints? If I need to edit I'll need the Vaios power over the netbook.
Should I get the netbook over the repair and save myself over half a kilo in carry on as more often my bag is getting weighed it seems. I'll also get an additional 60GB of space as the Vaio is a measly 80GB. If so, which netbooks do people recommend (particually focused on screen quality)?
Many thanks for any thoughts