Every Computer is your PC
Cloud is pretty cool but internet’s business model was Ads so whatever you do online is tracked and monetized. Almost everything we do, is now online. There are a very few courageous people left who store stuff offline.
But what if I told you, there is a way? This post is all about that.
If you are a paying customer, chances are, your data is not sold (No Shit). I recommend getting a iCloud+ with 50GB storage, and switch on Advanced Data Protection (ADP). Just make sure you store the secret key in a safe place and recovery contact is updated.
Your emails and calendar aren't encrypted - you should use proton instead for that. I have yet to find a no-frills solution for encrypted contacts that syncs natively to our devices, so bad luck I guess. (If you can make a good product for this, I can fund you)
For battery life and lightness nothing beats a MacBook (get a hard shell protective sleeve though) but ThinkPad X series are quite portable too, I personally use this model. Live USB stick’s are nice but they are slow, the ideal method is to install the OS on an external SSD and carry that instead.