Most of you know me for being a social media manager and a blogger. As if that’s not enough, I’ve also launched Leneys, an independent online ladies apparel company I started with my girlfriend last year. Ever since Leneys happened, I find myself constantly traveling as we need to have weekly trips to source our products.
This takes us to other states and countries, and therefore requires me to bring my work wherever I go.
Being a social media manager, I attend events and conferences as well. I remember traveling to Singapore to attend iStrategy Singapore back in 2010, and I traveled as light as possible because I didn’t want to walk around with so much weight on me. It was one the worst experience ever as I ended up not having a laptop with me and tweeting the entire event on my mobile.
Since I travel a lot, I need to have my laptop with me at all times. I need to be as connected as possible because inspiration comes at any given time. What I found out was that being in a different environment inspires me to write more.
Seeing a different culture, meeting different people, and generally operating differently, just tend to bring in a fresh perspective that we writers tend to need. Remember J.K. Rowling wrote her first few Harry Potter books in a café full of people.
Moreover, connectivity is a must when I have to catch up with the latest news on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, and so on.
Connectivity is not easy to achieve especially if you are travelling in countries around the South-East Asian region, therefore I recommend that you might want to bring more than one device that allows you to stay connected. More importantly, bring a laptop if you want better experience and increased connectivity with other devices (mobile, tablet, camera, etc)
To sum it up, if you are a traveler like me, then what I recommend is getting a lightweight, portable, and fully functional mobile computer. While there are many other manufacturers aiming for this market, I recommend the Toshiba Ultrabook Portege Z830 because definitely is one that stands out.
It fits our lifestyle because it is the lightest 13″ Ultrabook out there. It weighs only 1.12 kg (2.5 pounds) and is only 15.9 mm in width, with generous helpings of ports and connectors targeted to please the ‘prosumers’ that travel with multiple devices which needs the laptop as a hub.
It is easy to travel with and is extremely durable, because my 90kg friend sat on it once and there wasn’t a single dent on it. And I’m not talking about brushing the laptop on its tip; he literally sat there a good couple of minutes until I realized that the side of the bed that he’s sitting on looks vaguely familiar with the side that I had left the laptop on, conveniently under the blanket. (true story)
A couple of shouts, quality jumps, and mild chest pains later, the Ultrabook was found undamaged and worked perfectly fine as if it had just woken up from a refreshing nap.
The Z830 is like a pair of silk suit. It means business, but it is also stylish, comfortable, and convenient.
I also recommend this because, as an Ultrabook, it is functional and powerful, since it runs on Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors. If you’ve used any hardware that runs on these 2nd generation processors from Intel, then you’d realized that Intel has outdone itself because it seems that not too long ago we were satisfied with their Core 2 Duos. The i3 produces a very much capable 1.4GHz, but if you want something more powerful and complete, then the 1.8GHz i7 processor is what you should get. Not forgetting that it’s compatible with up to 6 GB RAM. Like I said, silk suit.
A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by Toshiba to be part of their influencer program for their Mark of Perfection: Toshiba – Intel Ultrabook Challenge (and we only put the word Ultra on something if it is awesome) where 8 blogger including me took part to test the Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook.
You’ll be able to view the videos soon.
Although I don’t usually take part in these events, I jumped on the opportunity as I felt that it was something relevant to me and my readers. Also, having “preached” that each of us needed to try new things each day, I had to put my money where my mouth is right?
In short, I enjoyed the event thoroughly, learned a lot, and met some amazing people. Oh, not to mention that I had to wear make-up and was recorded in front of a camera. How cool was that? For once, I felt like a superstar (only for a day).
The Toshiba Portege Ultrabook Z830 definitely fits in my lifestyle. What do you think about the Toshiba Ultrabook? Have you used it and do you have any feedback/experience you would like to share?
I would love to hear from you so leave a comment down below
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