For those of you who travel with a laptop, what do you do to prevent it being stolen?
Up till now, all my tours have been moderately light on technology, and all my valuables fit easily in a handlebar bag, which goes with me at all times. (wallet, camera, ipod, phone, passport, m&m's)
This year, I am considering taking a laptop on tour, because I can work anywhere there is power and internet, if I have a laptop. I sure wish I didn't have to do this, but it's starting to look like a choice between working on tour and not touring. Due to the nature of my work (GUI report programming), I need more screen real estate than the Asus EEE provides, although if they released the rumored 8.9" version I would be golden. Whatever I get, it has to have at least a 9" screen and run windows xp/tablet.
As an aside...
I'm not really seeing anything out there that fits the bill and is still small enough to live in my handlebar bag, after being encased in something waterproof and shock absorbing (even bubble wrap and a ziplock would probably be ok). Suggestions welcome. Current front-runner is the Fujitsu P1610, at 2.2 pounds and 9.5x7.5. It might fit, but it might not. If it did, that would be the solution. I'll just have to put my m&m's somewhere else.
And back to the main question:
So, what do you all do? Does the computer come with you every time you leave your bike? or do you cross your fingers and take your chances, under the assumption that no one will know you have a laptop in your pannier? What about camping, I usually am pretty comfortable leaving all my junk in my tent except my HB bag, but the laptop?
What am I missing, how is it done?