Laptop advice for 4-month expedition

  ugandave 10:16 08 Jan 2006

I'd like some advice about which laptop to buy for a 4-month world record breaking expedition across Australia. The laptop has to have a long battery life, be powerful enough to operate video editing, digital imaging and web design software and still be robust enough to stand up to a few months on the road.
Any advice?

  De Marcus™ 10:20 08 Jan 2006

Is there a budget?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:41 08 Jan 2006

There is only here but I hope that you have deeeeeep pockets


  ugandave 15:07 08 Jan 2006

The budget is £2000, although I'd prefer to keep it as low as possible. The laptop will be kept in a van so probably doesn't need to be bullet proof!

  De Marcus™ 15:43 08 Jan 2006

Panasonic do a great range of semi toughbooks click here

  spuds 15:45 08 Jan 2006

"kept in a van", then depending on what part of Australia the expedition is taking part across, you will need to consider climatic and environment changes. This can make quite a difference in the functioning of the laptop.I would suggest that you contact someone like the National Geographical in London for advice, as to what their expeditions use.

  Stuartli 15:58 08 Jan 2006

There used to be a brand called Husky but I think it might have been taken over by this company:

click here

The Husky address is given as:

Husky Computers Ltd, Eden Road, Walsgrave Triangle Business Park, Coventry, West
Midlands, CV2 2TB 01205 604040.

An example of a Husky:

click here

This firm does special rugged models:

click here

and cases:

click here

  Stuartli 16:00 08 Jan 2006

A link to Husky Computers does lead you to the itronix website....;-)

  wjrt 22:13 08 Jan 2006

laptop draws about 70watts typically with one of these or similar you could either run the laptop or recharge whenever you want

click here

  De Marcus™ 12:04 09 Jan 2006

Yes wjrt's link is an absolute neccesstity for those on the road for long periods.

  spuds 17:10 09 Jan 2006

Aldi have a similar device in stock at present for £14.00 inc.

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