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Re: Portable emacs devices


From: Richard G Riley
Subject: Re: Portable emacs devices
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:44:26 +0200
User-agent: Emacs 22.2.1/No Gnus v0.11

"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard G Riley wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone here can recommend a portable emacs device? My
>> current laptop is too big to drag around when I cycle tour. All I really
>> want is emacs as an authoring system but clearly wireless etc would be
>> beneficial if its a light, robust laptop we are talking. I would prefer
>> Linux as the OS underneath and have been considering the EEE but some
>> funny business with the batetry capacity have caused me to rethink.
>> 
>> http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/24/uk-asus-eee-900s-come-with-stunted-battery-longer-warranty/
>> 
>> But basically a full keyboard emacs device is all I want, preferably
>> with a USB port for later transfer of org files to my main development
>> machine.
>
> The impression I have got is that there is a shortage of battery
> producing capacity at the moment.
>
> It also occurs to me that there are new better alternatives to the one
> you shown, with bigger keyboard and screen, but not heavier.

I dont want bigger keyboard and screen. "Usable" is the key with long
battery life. As I said , size is of the essence possibly more so than a
few grams in weight. Certainly the Nokia 810 looks interesting.




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