There are many risks involved in travelling with a laptop in India which the mainstream media does not discuss. There is always a risk that the laptop will be physically damaged during travel, especially if there are potholes, during monsoon as the mechanical parts, electronics may get damaged. Most laptops have LED monitors which are more delicate that lcd screens.
There is another great risk, that those who have a laptop are targetted for theft of documents by cbi, security agencies, for forcing identity theft as only wealthy people can afford a laptop.
So it is better to get a laptop or computer at the place where a person is going if it will be used only for checking email
The security agencies label those who are not carrying a laptop as being uneducated., however instead of being defamed , is better than losing the savings and laptop after being targetted with radiation weapons which cause memory loss.