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MySpace Junkie Needs Laptop for the War!

by CGrantNM / March 11, 2007 7:05 AM PDT

I'm about to deploy to Iraq in the next few weeks, but I need a good laptop to keep me occupied when I'm not out getting shot at and/or blown up by the bad guys.

I need a laptop that allows the following:

-Allows me to surf/update MySpace
-Upload photos/videos from my digital camera
-Play DVDs
-Download/Play MP3's
-Play the occasional video game

Any suggestions?

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(NT) I heard rumors that the ToughBook protects you from bullets.
by Cyborganizer / March 11, 2007 7:27 AM PDT
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Every laptops can do this...

Every laptop can accomplish your requirements, but because you want to play games on it, I suggest you to get an ATi Mobility Radeon X1400 or a higher performant graphics solution ( nVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 and higher on the nVIDIA side ).

Look at Dell ( E1505 ), HP ( dv6000t ), Sony ( FE I think, not sure... ) and Toshiba. With these brands, you'll get something nice.

Take a Core 2 Duo CPU with a minimum of 1 GB RAM with Windows Vista.

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more rugged models
by linkit / March 11, 2007 6:16 PM PDT

Panasonic ToughBook
Dell ATG

Here's a recent review of the Dell Latitude ATG D620. (not the plaiin Latitude D620).
http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3449&review=Rugged+Dell+Latitude+D620

I haven't used one, and I don't know if paying a premium for claimed toughness is worth it. In general, I don't like to pay more than USD$1000 for any notebook for the frequency that something undesirable happens to them (drops, breaks, environmental damage, theft, etc.).

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