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#1 2012-12-24 21:26:13

Dyzphagia
#! CrunchBanger
From: Ft. Bliss, TX
Registered: 2011-10-06
Posts: 166

Laptop searching

Does anybody know a great place where I can get a durable and powerful laptop? I'll need it for my upcoming deployment. I prefer not to really go over $4,000 if possible (Tax not included). Thanks in advance


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#2 2012-12-24 23:07:36

anonymous
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Re: Laptop searching

By durable, do you need something really rugged that can stand falls and extreme weather, or just something better built than a consumer laptop?

For the former try:

https://www.panasonic.com/business/toug … puters.asp
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topi … ?c=us&l=en

For the latter, take a look at HP (Elitebook), Dell (Latitude), or Lenovo (Thinkpad).

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#3 2012-12-24 23:39:07

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Re: Laptop searching

By "deployment," I'm assuming you're being sent to a place where there's a conflict and where the conditions are not terribly ideal (good luck there). You might want to check this out:

http://www.panasonic.com/business/tough … puters.asp

Many of these are in the upper-$2,000 to mid-$3,000 range, and you can spend more on some of the options.


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#4 2012-12-25 04:15:26

Dyzphagia
#! CrunchBanger
From: Ft. Bliss, TX
Registered: 2011-10-06
Posts: 166

Re: Laptop searching

Yes by Deployment, I mean Afghanistan. I need something powerful and able to withstand multiple falls if it happens. I'll take a look at those links, thanks


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#5 2012-12-26 02:59:18

shengchieh
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Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 616

Re: Laptop searching

You're welcomed to surf thru

http://shengchieh.50webs.com/tuxslinks.html
-> Retailers
-> Linux pre-installed vendors (including laptops)

and see what is there.  I don't think  have any links specific to rugged laptop, but I might.
Warning: list is mixed with servers and desktops.

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#6 2012-12-28 20:13:50

gensym
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Registered: 2011-10-17
Posts: 447

Re: Laptop searching

Dyzphagia wrote:

Does anybody know a great place where I can get a durable and powerful laptop? I'll need it for my upcoming deployment. I prefer not to really go over $4,000 if possible (Tax not included). Thanks in advance

Out of curiosity, what sort of laptop is there that cannot be bought for lesser than $4000? (excluding the pointless machines like those swarovski laptops).


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#7 2012-12-29 02:40:30

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Re: Laptop searching

@gensym - If you cannot find a preconfigured gaming/engineering/pro CAD laptop for $4000, you can at least customize it to be over $4,000. One might question the use of having all that power in mobile (though heavy) device, but there are people who need such machines. The aforementioned Toughbooks also can be pricey.

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#8 2012-12-29 22:37:41

gensym
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Re: Laptop searching

^ Strange. Anyways I better not take the thread too off-topic.


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#9 2012-12-30 02:49:59

Dyzphagia
#! CrunchBanger
From: Ft. Bliss, TX
Registered: 2011-10-06
Posts: 166

Re: Laptop searching

Well I just want something to last the months out on Afghanistan and I'd like to be able to finish my game backlog when I have downtime. At least some. Thanks for the link though. I'm still searching unfortunately


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#10 2012-12-30 06:44:58

anonymous
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Re: Laptop searching

Does that mean you did not like the Toughbooks, or did you not check it out yet?

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#11 2013-01-01 07:11:05

Dyzphagia
#! CrunchBanger
From: Ft. Bliss, TX
Registered: 2011-10-06
Posts: 166

Re: Laptop searching

Oh I checked them out definitely. I'm not purchasing right away, so I'm keeping all options available. I'll be getting it around July/August at the latest, so I'm just comparing any I find suitable to each other


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