Posted on May 6, 2020
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I leave for SBOLC on 11 May and want to get a new laptop that will be my daily driver through training and work. Does anyone have experience and personal recommendations as to what laptops seem to work well with army programs and sites and if programs run by signal demand certain specs such as faster processors. I have heard that Apple products for example do not work well and Huawei may not be smart to pick up.
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Much appreciated!!
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Alec Roman - search bar is your friend
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Not that they count be found, just wanted to see if recommendations have changed as the curriculum and hardware/software have greatly changed in the 3-5 years since those 2 discussion boards have been posted. But again, much appreciated! SFC (Join to see)
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Alec Roman - It's system requirement immaterial (Army's cheap and minimalist). just get windows and you should have no problems
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Straight up? No laptop that you yourself purchase will be allowed to used for official business. That said we both know that the situation will arise that it will happen. I will look for my previous post on this subject for your Sergeant,Sir.
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appreciated! While I understand I will not be Able to conduct certain business on my personal device, As you said there will be times that I do still use my device for work. For example, while at the Army Cyber Institute, we used a lot of Virtual Machines, tac com programs, etc on our personal computers and was not sure if anything I will be using at SBOLC and beyond demanded similar, even if it is just in the classroom environment
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Alec Roman - I have absolutely no experience in any of those things. As a 35J when it was computer and automations systems repairer that got an CompTIA A+ cert right out of AIT as was suggested. I will attempt to regurgitate everything that was on my last post that I can't seem to find.

All laptops are made by a few enough companies that you can count them all on one hand. Meanwhile most laptops made by different companies are made by 1 manufacturer to the companies specifications. Names are frequently bought out and in the case of Google turning into Alphabet, I wish I could tell you the name but it's probably different now.

Apple is an awesome company because they have certain engineering philosophies that work for and against the consumer. Apple products work best with other Apple products. The main drawback being the service life of a specific product being only a couple of years. As long as you upgrade every single major consumer grade information device you own every couple years it is a great system. Unfortunately it is *very* expensive. Hackers can make things to screw over Apple products for great reasons.

That said the best thing to do is figure out your required feature set. Then after you see the certain devices that hit your price points, then you have to physically put your hands on the device in question before you buy it. You would be surprised when you see an ideal product with great price points but when you put your hands on the hardware it is just ungainly.

The last thing is to check with your S2 to make sure the device you look at buy is compatible with their suggest hardware that you're going to need to check your military email on a non-military device. :)
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