Originally Posted by aar0n
I'm going to be spending the Fall 2004 semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain. While I own a notebook computer, I'm not too thrilled at the idea of lugging it around everywhere I go (excursions, etc.) just so I can stay connected. In addition, a Spanish family will be hosting me this Fall. It is more than likely, due to Spanish social customs, this family will not have Internet access in their home. So I will have to rely on Internet cafes and the university campus for access to the web. My question is this, what would be the ideal PPC to take on an extended trip overseas as a notebook replacement? What accessories would you suggest to go along with it?
I am guessing that you will also get a cell phone while you travel. If your cell phone is bluetooth capable, then you can perhaps surf the web using your PPC. THerefore, make sure that you get one that has it integrated as well.
Plus, integrated SD/CF slot and (separately) a large SD card or CF card that you can swap in and out of your digital camera (if you have one) so that you can perhaps view your pictures. Spb Software House has a couple of nice pieces of software to view images.
Finally, the Toshiba e800 seems like a nice choice since it has the 640X480 display. Therefore, if you pull up any maps while you travel, you not only get to see a lot more of them but also at a high resolution.
I can think of tons more stuff (GPS, cool set of headphones and an adapter for the headphones if the PPC doesn't take standard headphones, etc. etc.) but I think this might be a start for you.