Norseman Posted October 10, 2011 Posted October 10, 2011 In today's world it is essential that an expat arrive in the Philippines with a reliable computer. Though the internet connection in the Philippines can be spotty in various areas. Most area's have some form of connection. The connection types vary depending on location. Most expats once arriving can purchase a USB dongle for 1000 pesos and connect to the internet. This would be a per use billing and allow them to check email and do some internet activities. Speed will vary depending on time of day and proximity to an actual tower. Once established here you can avail of other types of more reliable connections offered in your area. Computers come in all shapes sizes and flavors. Though you will want something portable and something not to intrusive. Additionally you will want something not to flashy and not expensive. Netbook, Notebooks and laptops seem to be the way to go for the average user. I come with idea on computers you get what you pay for. That $99 dollar disposable netbook is exactly that disposable. So buy quality that will not break the bank. MSI ASUS Leveno HP and Dell. Those name brands have middle of the pack notebooks that cost about 350 USD. No need to buy that top of the line most modern laptop. Most people will not see the benefit in such a machine. The benefits you will see are a way to check your email, surf the web, word processing, photo editing and streaming video. Adding this bit of enjoyment to your life can make your trip much more pleasurable. Additionally you should purchase a small 8Gig flash drive. This is a USB type drive that fits in your pocket. You will use that to store all your valuable information. Never leave your computer as the sole source of storage. The unexpected will be expected when you do that. It all seems that your computer, you never leave home without it. Enjoy 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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