We love to travel light. Apart from the added flexibility, it affords an odd sense of independence. There’s something very ‘Alexander Supertramp‘ about having all of your belongings in a 30L pack and being able to carry it comfortably for many hours on end. If you need anything, it’s just back there, over your shoulder.
My laptop is by far the heaviest item in my pack. I’ve been okay with this until the Gobi Expedition. As I calculated my pack-weight and estimated the carrying capacity of my Bactrian camel, I realised my reliable workhorse (the laptop, not the camel) would have to make way for lighter foe. And with that, the hunt was on for a new ultra-portable laptop.