I have a trip out of town coming up. Basically I’m going to my brother’s wedding, so I don’t plan to be doing a ton of work - but I also have the sort of job (IT admin) where I can’t not be reachable by email and such.
As far as gear, I have an iPad Pro 11" with the pencil & keyboard case, an iPhone, and my 2012 Mac Mini. I also have a Linux laptop that I’m using at home for a Plex server (old laptop, 1TB HD).
I normally carry the iPad Pro in my bag as a “just in case” because it has cellular data and I can handle emergencies with it - but that’s also always been with the understanding that I could almost always be home relatively soon in case something goes very, very wrong.
This upcoming trip would be 4 or 5 days out of town, with no access to a desktop/laptop computer if I don’t bring one.
Add in that my eyesight isn’t great, so if I needed to do anything prolonged I’d want a bigger screen than the iPad Pro. And a slightly better keyboard would be nice if I were going to be doing prolonged work as well.
I’m thinking the iPad Pro is probably more than sufficient as a computational device - it definitely has all the critical apps I need. Maybe I just need an HDMI adapter to plug into a TV if necessary, and a spare keyboard?
I’ll probably haul my Linux laptop along “just in case”, as I’m traveling by car and the space won’t be an issue - but I’d like to actually give this a solid run without pulling it out of the trunk.
Anybody done something like this in the past? Any thoughts?