Netbook in the end pocket of an Aeronaut?
I ask knowing that the end pocket of an Aeronaut is not the ideal, recommended, or possibly even a sane place to stick a computer.
That said, for anyone with both an Aeronaut and any of the various netbooks now available (Acer Aspire One, EEE -- esp. the 1000H model!, MSI Wind, etc), would you consider it practical to carry the computer in one of the end pockets of an Aeronaut, and if Yes, which what kind of padding? In the interest of one-bagging it, this seems like a plausible way to carry a moderately capable machine with a real (small) keyboard, WiFi, etc.
Like many others, I wish Apple would make a 10"-screen machine, or at least offer a 12" model again, but in the meantime the Acer Aspire One is now available with a 6-cell battery for $399 (not sure what the true battery life is; New Egg lists what I'll go ahead and call an impossibly opimistic 7.0 hours), the keyboard is truly not that bad, and it'll run Ubuntu nicely, so I'm strongly considering one.
If I get the chance to fly internationally anytime soon, I know that I'd probably like to have a computer along (picture storage, communication, news reading), and I know that I'd rather it not be as big as any of my currently operational ones aside from the XO, for all the obvious practical reasons -- like opening it on an airline tray, and stashing it in an in-room safe.
So: crazy idea, or utterly plausible and you do it all the time?