Backing up photos when travelling (aka which tablet?)

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matt_uk
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Backing up photos when travelling (aka which tablet?)

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Hey everyone. I'm going to be taking the trans-Siberian in August travelling through Russia, Mongolia and China over 8 weeks. I have never been away for this long before and am thinking I should buy a tablet to do back-ups whilst under away. Also I will have quite a bit of time on my hands, so would like to watch films, check email etc...

I would prefer something thin and light, hence why a tablet would be preferable. Also, it'll probably get thrown around in my back-pack, so I would not want to take something too expensive such as a Surface 3.

I am interested to hear what people are using in these situations.

My thoughts:
Ipad: loads of apps, decent battery life, pig to get files on to and off it, expensive (for 128GB)
Android tablets: decent apps, good battery life, can use OTG cables, but which one exactly??
Windows tablets: terrible app selection, battery life so-so, no problems reading and writing to a variety of media, loads of desktop apps (LR, PS etc... but am I going to be using that on an 8 - 10" display??)

Thanks!
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Question should surely be what external devices will you be using to store 8 weeks of films and photographs.
Photo backup can be done with a mobile phone and one of those wireless media sharers with usb and card slots and a selection of usb sticks. Kingston do one that also acts as a battery charger and wireless network extender.
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Post by matt_uk »

Other SD cards or USB thumb drives.

Is this the device you're talking about?
http://www.kingston.com/en/wireless/wireless_readers#mlwg2

It looks pretty decent, anybody got one and can comment on the read/write performance?
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