Laptop for sandy places

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Goku, May 1, 2011.

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  1. I’m looking to purchase a laptop for use on tour.

    It would need to be something rugged enough to survive the dusty environment. I’d only need something basic for a bit of IM/web browsing/gaming.

    The search function has brought up other threads on this subject but technology moves on quickly…

    Can anyone give me any recommendations?

  2. I'd buy yourself a £200 netbook to be honest. It'll get fecked and full of Afghan 10% excrement dust but it'll be cheap and disposable at the end of tour.
  3. morgan computers are doing refurbed thinkpads for £220
    built as tough as tough things will probably still get fucked might last slightly long.
  4. The BBC issue their reporters with Panasonic Toughbooks. More costly than an ordinary laptop with a similar spec but supposedly sealed against dust, sand, diarrhoea, vomit and the nasty discharge you'll get after molesting a camel.

    They do look a bit strange though - metal case with telescopic antenna so you'll probably get shot for being a spy.
  5. Get an Argos warranty for like 50 quid then bin it when u get back happy days you get your money back and the laptop cost you only 50 quid for 6 months and you ain't stuck with a piece of crap.
  6. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    durabooks are mil spec so up to a fair bit of knocking, I've had them for a decade and lil bro has done two tours with his.

    ergo and hi-grade do models in the uk but you can get them pretty much anywhere, I buy mine broken from the states or canada and fix them if they need it.

    it depends on what you want to do with it really.
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  8. I don't sell them, you'll have to fund out for yourself - click the link you lazy mug. :)
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    Looks a bit lardier in this one though doesn't he? :)

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