What can I take to Sandhurst?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Officer Recruiting' started by MikeB87, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. I will hopefully be starting at Sandhurst in May 2013. I am currently looking at buying a new desktop computer as my old one has given up and I was wondering if I would be able to take it with me to sandhurst as it will be very useful for research (providing it can be connected to the internet at Sandhurst) and for writing reports and essays etc.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. What's wrong with a Laptop?
     
  3. Buy a laptop.
     
  4. A laptop is more portable which is obviously a plus point for during Sandhurst. However for what you get spec wise a laptop is very expensive compared to a laptop. Although I would like something I can use at Sandhurst I want something that is going to last a number of years, not just for during Sandhurst, and I can get a much better spec for the money in a desktop and it is very easy to upgrade a desktop in the future, unlike with a laptop.

    If it turned out I would not be able to take a desktop to Sandhurst I could always get a cheap laptop purely for internet access and Microsoft Office use for my time there.

    Any thoughts?
     
  5. I think you'll have more to worry about than computermabobs when those nasty
    shouty soldier thingies start gripping your dangly bits, don't you ?
     
  6. Top tip? Proof read.
     
  7. And punctuation.
     
  8. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    You can take punctuation to the Officer Factory? Wonders will never cease....

    8)
     
  9. The poor lad came on here for advice and gets a hard time for it. Tut tut.... However, take one of these and impress your new comrades with how 'Old Skool' you are:

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  10. Take to senses. A sense of humour and a sense of urgency.
     
  11. Mike, use the search and stickies, you'll find all the answers.
     
  12. Okay, so I made a few glaring errors and really should have been concentrating more! lets try again...

    It is worth noting that I am not definitely starting at Sandhurst in May 2013. I have been on a couple of fam visits and obtained sponsorship from the RLC. I have my briefing on 17 and 18 September and then need to pass main board after that.

    I will not be starting at Sandhurst for nearly a year and I am buying a new desktop computer now to use over the next 8/9 months. I am buying a desktop as they are much better value for money than laptops. You can also upgrade a desktop in the future when required as oppose to having to buy a whole new laptop. I am looking long term and life after Sandhurst (as long as I make it to Sandhurst!), not just short term.

    All I really want to know is if I will be able to take my desktop to Sandhurst as I believe it will be useful for research, report and essay writing etc. or if I will have to leave it at home and possibly buy a cheap laptop if it turns out a computer would be useful for Sandhurst.
     
  13. I doubt that you'll be permitted to use a civvy computer for military stuff, so I wouldn't make too many plans for taking a bulky great desktop. That said, the Army's not too keen on putting porn on issue laptops.
     
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  14. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    I would have thought that a lappy with a couple of external hard drives (and a spare battery) would serve you better. If for no other reason than space.

    A desktop, plus monitor, plus keyboard, plus mouse takes up a shedload of space and is a pain in the arse to hump around.
     
  15. Okay, my last post had a few glaring errors I'll admit! I'll try to explain things a little better!

    I have been on a couple of fam visits and have obtained sponsorship from the RLC. I have my briefing 17 and 18 September and then main board after that.

    As long as I pass main board I will be starting at Sandhurst in May 2013. I am buying a new desktop to use over the next 8/9 months and after Sandhurst. I am getting a desktop as they are much better value for money compared to laptops. You can also upgrade them in the future when required as oppose to having to buy a whole new laptop. I am looking long term and life after Sandhurst, not just short term.

    Basically I want to know if I will be able to take my desktop to Sandhurst with me as I think a computer would be useful for research, report and essay writing etc., or if I will have to leave it at home and possibly buy a cheap laptop if it turns out a computer would be useful for Sandhurst (comments on whether you think a computer would be useful at Sandhurst would also be welcomed).

    Any serious thoughts would be appreciated!