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Ask Slashdot: tiny computer and projector?

rover42 (2606651) writes | about 2 years ago

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rover42 (2606651) writes "I travel a lot, usually on a tight budget and often on airlines with tight luggage weight restrictions and high fees for going over, so travelling light is very important to me. So is connecting to the net when travelling, which creates a conflict. I do not trust machines in Internet cafes and my laptop adds significant weight & bulk to my luggage. I could buy a small netbook or a Macbook Air, but is there another choice?

There are quite a few tiny computers available, Rasberry Pi and the like. Alone, they don't solve my problem because you need a screen and that is at least as heavy as a laptop. However, there are also quite a few tiny projectors (e.g. see http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/noah-robischon/editors-desk/10-tiny-mighty-pico-projectors-photo-gallery). Would a tiny computer plus a tiny projector do the trick? Which ones? All I need for software is some open source Unix (any *BSD or LInux distro should be fine, or even Minix), a browser and an editor. I don't need large storage or a fast CPU.

Has anyone done something like this? Does anyone have a recommendation for either the computer or the projector?"

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