I'm heading out to a sandy place soon and am thinking of buying a laptop to take with me. I'm looking at smaller ones with 11.6 inch screens as my current laptop is a 15 inch model and a bit too heavy to lug around, along with a crappy battery life. I'm considering two models at the moment: TOSHIBA Satellite T110-107 or Dell Inspiron 11z TOSHIBA Satellite T110-107 - Â£349.99 Only has a single core processor, but comes with 3GB of memory and an inbuilt card reader for my camera ( card). Also has a nifty sleep and charge USB port. It's a refurbished model from Dixons, which I believe generally means it's been bought by someone then returned and therefore cannot be sold as new. I'm aware there could be a risk involved. Dell inspiron 11z - Â£379 Dual core processor, but only 2GB of memory. Card reader not compatible with my memory card. No VGA port either. This would be brand new and I'm familiar with the Dell brand. I've read some negative reviews due to the touchpad which the initial batch came with, but I understand Dell have reverted to to the traditional touchpad after much slating. Any suggestions as to which model to go for, or alternatives to consider would be gratefully received.