My personal laptop croaked, the work one is on its last legs and I wouldn't dare take it with me on a long time trip. So I would like to buy something cheap, but reliable for a six month visit to SE Asia. I have an Android phone but have experienced issues with it while traveling in Europe for about two months so it won't cut it for me... Plus many web sites/booking agents are not really compatible with a smart phone anyway, or have too many annoying limitations. Does anyone have experience with this... would you buy a laptop in the US or upon arrival into SE Asia, specifically Singapore? What would you recommend, tiny and light enough to take with you while traveling with a small carry-on?