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post #11 of 22
OK I guess I need to ask. Where are you being deployed to? My younger brother was deployed a few years ago and took a laptop with him. It was dead in a week due to the amount of debris in the air, and the constant jostling in Humvees, packs, etc. Your typical Laptop is not designed to undergo the amount of bouncing, jostling, moving, and shocks that you may or may not see on your deployment.
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post #12 of 22
Do not get an Alienware. Summer in Afghanistan will beat that thing to death. The cooling system in it its ridiculously inefficient. Look into an ASUS G73 or a Toughbook provided it has beefy stats. Toughbooks are a great match for most of Af's geography and general climate and can take a hell of a beating. Back in the day when I was working with a company with teams in Iraq and southern Afghanistan that's what they were sent with and they all held up remarkably well. One even somehow survived a pretty good sized IED that took a lot of the vehicle out.

Also to illustrate how bad Alienware's cooling is:

My M15X has consumed 2 CPU, 2 GPU's, 1 mobo, and 5 screens. They are just inferior products.
Edited by Lampen - 4/29/11 at 11:40am
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post #13 of 22
Well if you're referring to a Naval deployment, that laptop might be too big, go for the smaller versions. Friend on a sub uses the mx11 and works great.
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post #14 of 22
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I'm gonna be a marine detachment to a navy LHD so I should have plenty of room and not worry to much about debris and weather stuff
post #15 of 22
I'm with them, I just picked up an M11x pretty cheap, or hit up notebookreview. (Sager's are nice, but pricey.)
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post #16 of 22
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I'm gonna be a marine detachment to a navy LHD so I should have plenty of room and not worry to much about debris and weather stuff
Ah ok. Well I would still suggest looking at ASUS's line up. I've heard more good things about them than any other brand thus far.
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post #17 of 22
Heya Lamp. The only reason I sugested the Alienware is for its size to performance hardware ratio. I figured that as he was going to be taking it with him on his deployment that 17" would be too big and that he needed something a bit more managable.
Then I asked where he was going to be deployed to. If he is going to be deployed to a desert enviroment I think even the ASUS G73 will suffer there. Those huge air intakes on the G73 will suck up the finest of dust and BAM! its inside your laptop. Thats my biggest fear there. Its too bad that Toughbook does not have a discrete gaming model.
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post #18 of 22
Get an ASUS G series laptop. I've got a G53. Was 1400 dollars and came with a 460m, 6gb ram, i7 840m, 750g harddrive and a 1920x1080 screen. It's a 15" screen, so the pixel density is beautiful. It has a really decent way of cooling the heat aswell, which is important for laptops.
post #19 of 22
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I just wanna make sure whatever I get will last me a few years of gaming and be able to play bf3 on high settings
post #20 of 22
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I just wanna make sure whatever I get will last me a few years of gaming and be able to play bf3 on high settings
I'd go with a Sager then. They can upgrade the video card in it I believe and that would be a huge plus. Good price/performance ratio too when you customize it for your liking.
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