For a person like me who is used to the heavy and very non-portable desk top computers with very little storage a piece of technology like this is a one of my better invenstments. It has room to store all of my files for home and travel. The fact that I can even take it on my motorcycle is one of the selling factors for me. If it fits on a bike it will also go on a plane, a bus, or any other mode of transportation. However, having a spare battery is one thing I would recommend if you are using it without the powercord. Being able to access the internet without sticking something in the side is a benefit that cannot be discounted. Needless to say I am very pleased with my choice and have been learning more as I go along.