Need to travel light yet still be able to backup and manage images taken on the move? Lightroom 3.2 runs fine on the super light eMachines EM350 Netbook. It’s 1/2 the size and a fraction of the weight of may lap burning Compaq. With 1GB RAM, 160GB drive, N450 1.66GHz Atom processor and Windows XP it’s quite a capable system. A built in SD card reader is ideal if using a compact like the Canon G11. If using CF cards it has two USB ports allowing an external card reader to be used.

With Lightrooms panels set to autohide there is plenty screen space to work in.