I just returned from the SAS Global Forum 2010 conference in Seattle, WA. From Cary, NC, the travel time is about 7 hours, so I packed all of my necessities for the flight in my carry-on backup. Not counting snacks, the weight of the laptop, four magazines, and two books was over 10 pounds. (Granted this was the weight my bathroom scale reported, and I swear that it’s a little off…)
Next time? I’m hoping to lose 10 pounds by traveling with this, an Apple iPad. With the exception of the snacks, I'll have all of the books, magazines, and email I can handle, all neatly contained in about 1 pound.