Well, it's my first proper outing with the new laptop. When I decided to change over from the more traditional gaming tower to a laptop the plan was for better portability, so as a suitable test I brought it along to Throne of Skulls (hereafter referred to as ToS...it's Games Workshops big event they run at their headquarters).
As it's a wargaming event I need to bring my army along, which is a fairly chunky (but light...its small bits of plastic and foam mainly) bag, then in my rucksac I brought up my full gaming rig, a couple of changes of clothes and a washkit...pretty much what you'd need for a 'Con. I also threw in a camcorder for good measure. On the way up on the train I watched Inception (which I found most agreeable), probably annoying the hell out of everyone else on the table, but who cares? Now I'm in the hotel room, using the mobile phone as a modem, and comfortable in the knowledge that any video I take can be edited down that night. I also have access to my entire games library, which is always handy if I'm at a loose end in the evenings.
I was a bit concered about how easy it would be to lug about, as for a laptop it's fairly big. I have managed to blag a good laptop bag though which fits it perfectly, as well as a decent amount of other stuff too... I'm now really looking forward to Fishcon with it...not only will I have a machine that won't let me down by being slow to load, play etc, but I won't have to go through the hassle of lugging kit about and setting up!