How to Travel with a Laptop

Keep your laptop secure and safe while traveling.
by Updated January 29, 2009

If you are planning to travel abroad and need to take your laptop along for either business or personal use you will find that taking some simple steps can help to protect your valuable equipment and can ensure that you are able to use it effectively whilst you are travelling and away. With the right preparation you can make the most of your laptop when travelling.

When you are travelling abroad and you intend to take your laptop along for either business or personal use, it is important that you take the necessary steps to not only protect your equipment from damage, loss, and theft, but also to ensure that you can make good use of it whilst you are away. The last thing you want is for your expensive laptop to sustain damage whilst travelling, to be stolen or lost, or for you to get to your destination and discover that you can't even use it.

Carrying your laptop: When travelling with your laptop, make sure that you invest in a good quality carrying case that provides the padding necessary to protect your fragile equipment from damage, which could otherwise be easily sustained during the course of travel. However, also bear in mind that you don't want to make it too obvious that you have a laptop otherwise you may increase the chances of theft, so also look for a case that doesn't scream laptop to everyone that sees it.

Insuring your laptop: In order to protect against financial losses should your laptop get damaged, lost, or stolen, you should make sure that you have adequate insurance cover for your laptop whilst travelling and whilst using it abroad. Check your own insurance policy, and if you are not already covered then make sure that you take out the necessary cover. This could really be worth it, if your laptop does get damaged, stolen, or lost.

Take the accessories you need: Think carefully about the accessories you will need and the ones that you won't in order to use your laptop while travelling and whilst abroad. You can leave many of the components behind as you won't need them, and carrying them will simply be an extra burden for you. However, depending on where you are going you may need additional accessories to enable you to use your laptop, such as adaptors. Also, you may want to take a spare battery along with you for when you are travelling.

At the airport: You may find that airport security staff members want to check your laptop before allowing it on board. If so, ask if it can be manually inspected in order to eliminate the risk of damage through x-ray scanning. Also, make sure that there is enough power for the checks to be made.

Before you travel with your laptop, spend some more time finding out about the facilities available and what sort of accessories you may need whilst you are abroad. This will help to ensure that you have everything you need to use your machine effectively whilst you are away.

 


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