A friend has asked me whether he should buy a netbook, possibly an Asus eee, for the following tasks: Checking out couch surfing addresses, updating a cycling blog, google mapping, loading photos and checking/responding to emails from clients. All this while he's away on a 4 week cycling tour of Europe, presumably with no access to a computer. My immediate reaction was to suggest an iPad instead. Is that a realistic suggestion, considering the tasks he wants to do? And what accessories will he need (Apple camera connector? European power plug adaptor? Anything else?). Thanks.