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    Even though I am a pacifist, by grandson is going to Iraq with the National Guard. I want him to have a computer to stay in touch with his family. What suggestions do you have?

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    Hello nancys

    The IBM ThinkPad 600 series and Panasonic's Toughbook series might be worth looking into as they would easily handle the computing needs you described as well as being designed to live in a rough environment.

    To be clear, this is not a recommendation based on personal use but rather, based on research. There is no need to feel awkward as you make your decision on through the actual purchase, pacifists buy electronics everyday.

    I hope this was helpful.

    Best wishes to your grandson.
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    try a macbook there good for them kinda things

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    nancys1944,

    These might be something to consider or just look at..



    http://www.ruggednotebooks.com/


    zep.

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    To be honest, he does not need a PC, the military have centers set up, with PC's, to do this. I really kind of doubt they would even let him hook up his PC on thier network.........security reasons. He can send e mails on their equipment.

    Still would be nice for watching movies or playing games.

    Make sure that it has a dual voltage adapter, 110v/220v AC.

    BG

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    In regards to BG's suggestion on dual voltage, most laptops come with this option, however the plugs do vary from country to country. Iraq has 230v 50 Hz and type C, D and G plugs. Take a look at this site for additional info. http://www.kropla.com/electric.htm the plug adaptors are easily aquired, if not by you, I'm certain the Forces will have them in inventory.

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    Thanks to all of you experts! I really appreciate your thoughts about this, it gives me more research to do but that's why I asked.

    thanks again, nancy