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  • Bug Out Laptop

    This could have also gone in communications, but I felt that it belonged here more.

    Let's talk Bug Out Laptops

    They can serve quite a purpose

    Have gotten very small, powerful, rugged, and battery times are longer. With a Solar charger you could have daily computing power to play games, try and send emails via wireless or cellular, look at stored maps, documents. Document your findings, and intel, entertain yourself etc. it's endless!!!


    So let's see who else is on board with this and what Laptops you suggest

    I don't suggest anything over a 10" screeen for this purpose.

    and a Solid State Drive is a must for lengevity in rough terrain and abuse.

    These laptops are called Netbooks or UltraPortables


    Here's what I am looking at now

    Asus Eee 1000







    Features
    Screen Size 10"
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Hard Drive Capacity Not Included
    Network Technology Fast Ethernet
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Maximum Battery Run Time 7.5 Hour
    Standard Warranty 1 Year
    Standard Memory 1GB
    Manufacturer Part Number EEEPC1000-BK003
    Operating System Linux
    Solid State Drive Capacity 40GB
    Processor Type Atom
    Graphic Mode WSVGA
    Processor Model N270
    Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
    Dimensions 1.5" Height x 10.5" Width x 7.5" Depth
    Manufacturer Website Address usa.asus.com
    Brand Name ASUS
    Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
    Processor Speed 1.6GHz
    Weight 2.9 lb
    Widescreen Yes
    Product Line Eee PC
    Product Model 1000
    Product Name Eee PC 1000 Notebook
    Product Type Netbook


    Tech Specs
    Number of Batteries Support 1
    Screen Size 10"
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Camera Yes
    Hard Drive Capacity Not Included
    Network Technology Fast Ethernet
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    # Package Contents Eee PC 1000 Notebook
    # AC Adapter
    # Standard Battery
    Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    Interfaces/Ports 1 x DC Power Input
    1 x RJ-45 Network
    1 x Mini-phone Audio Out
    Standard Memory 1GB
    Input Voltage 110V AC
    220V AC
    Keyboard Size Standard Size
    Manufacturer Part Number EEEPC1000-BK003
    Operating System Linux
    Additional Information

    Internet Storage:
    # 20GB

    Network Standard IEEE 802.3u
    IEEE 802.11n
    Hard Drive Interface Not Applicable
    Graphic Mode WSVGA
    Standard Warranty 1 Year
    Processor Type Atom
    Processor Model N270
    Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
    Manufacturer Website Address usa.asus.com
    Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
    Processor Speed 1.6GHz
    Brand Name ASUS
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    Solid State Drive Capacity 40GB
    Dimensions 1.5" Height x 10.5" Width x 7.5" Depth
    Processor Technology Hyper-Threading Technology
    SpeedStep Technology
    Product Line Eee PC
    Maximum Battery Run Time 7.5 Hour
    Bus Speed 533MHz
    Weight 2.9 lb
    Widescreen Yes
    Display Resolution 1024 x 600
    Product Model 1000
    Product Name Eee PC 1000 Notebook
    L2 Cache 512KB
    Product Type Netbook



    Anyone else looking at these or other laptops for this purpose, or anyone currently have one in their bob?
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  • #2
    This is the mini notebook I have been looking at..

    http://www.hp.com/united-states/camp...x_r602_go/mini

    HP Mini 1000

    Product Description
    The HP Mini 1000 is the perfect on-the-go companion for the ultra-mobile consumer. Stay connected with more people, in more places. Our HP Mini is available with an 8.9" or 10.2" diagonal display, weighs only 2.25 lb., and has a nearly full sized keyboard. Personal computing just got a whole lot smaller. Get things done, stay connected, and enjoy entertainment in a protected environment with genuine Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 Bring the Web and your favorite content to your fingertips, and connect with more people in more places while you're on the go. Surf the Internet without eye strain on the spacious 8.9" diagonal widescreen. This compact device is so small that you can carry it in your briefcase or bag, or even just in your hand. The HP Mini 1000 is backed by a one-year hardware warranty.


    10.2" diagonal WSVGA HP LED Brightview Infinity Display (1024 x 600)

    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N270 (1.60GHz)

    1GB DDR2 System Memory, 60GB 4200RPM PATA Hard Drive, 3 Cell Lithium Polymer Battery

    HP Mini Webcam with HP Imprint Finish (Swirl), Microphone enables clear and crisp VOIP and video conferencing conversations

    Wireless-G Card, Genuine Windows XP Home, HP Color Matching Keyboard, Microsoft Works 9, Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Media Player 11

    What is the price on the Asus Eee 1000?

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    • #3
      when it hits the fan.how is a computer going to be good?:)i would think a scanner and short wave would be best!

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      • #4
        i just listed off reasons it could help you. If you can't see value in it, you REALLY need to reconsider what things are going to be like, you're not going back to the stoneage.

        And who said we wouldn't have a scanner, or multiple radios and comm gear?

        Oz i think it's about $389
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        • #5
          Originally posted by themachenic, View Post
          when it hits the fan.how is a computer going to be good?:)i would think a scanner and short wave would be best!
          Well for me it is not about communication more than about storage of information. It would beat the heck out of hauling around a bunch of books. :) I do have books as well, but not for my BOB, other than a scout manual on first aid.

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          • #6
            You could have thousands of ebooks, data, specs, maps, guides and more stored.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Diesel View Post
              i just listed off reasons it could help you. If you can't see value in it, you REALLY need to reconsider what things are going to be like, you're not going back to the stoneage.

              And who said we wouldn't have a scanner, or multiple radios and comm gear?

              Oz i think it's about $389
              Ok. I think I priced the HP at $359.00 or so.

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              • #8
                I picked up a HP Mini 2140 a few weeks ago. About $100 more than the Asus, but fit my needs a bit better.
                Also purchased a couple of secure flash drives for personal and health information, scanned copies of documents, serial number photos of firearms, bank account information, a list of passwords, coded in order of use, coded commands for my dog, (fetch doesn't mean fetch) ect.

                Edited to include;
                Also ordered it with the 8.5 hour 6 cell battery.
                Last edited by Palex223; 04-14-2009, 07:03 PM.

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                • #9
                  I just bought an ebook by acer. it's okay for what I need. Just downloading personal docs and the needed health stuff that Palex223 mentioned. I spent about $500 for it. I don't think it has solar power capability tho. Maybe that can be adapted to it. I know I don't talk computer talk but you know what I mean. I have scanned and downloaded all my most precious pics too. I don't know much about these things I just wanted one for fun.
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                  • #10
                    I was looking into the netbooks, but for the money I wound up with a sweet tricked out ACER with a big old hard drive. Got the smallest screen I could get 14.1".

                    Setting it up for many S&P uses... but mainly using it to blog and edit video now... got quite the PDF database now :)
                    73

                    later,
                    ZA

                    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
                    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

                    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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                    • #11
                      I've got a ratty old second hand IBM Stinkpad. It's not the lightest, but the price was right. I have electronic copies of all of the info that I have gathered from this site as well as others. Topics covered include survival, gardening, medical, weapons, hunting, camping, water purification....etc. I'm in the process of adding local area maps as well as neighboring states.(backups on CD and thumbdrive)
                      In a non apocalyptic environment, it's also good for downloading fuel injection maps for motorcycles:D
                      The 12ga.... It's not just for rabbits anymore.

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                      • #12
                        With the advent of the smart phone, iPad, and other tablets does this thread need to be revisited?

                        In the three years since this discussion started many advances have been achieved. A $500 4G Android tablet with WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS would be very lightweight, able to store movies, photos, books, pdf files, maps, and of course music, plus it could serve as a hot spot for other less capable devices to connect to the Internet.

                        One major drawback is that all 3/4G devices have built-in locator and tacking features, so if the SHTF scenario is of a malevolent government nature you may not want such a device strapped to your pack.

                        But then if you are being targeted by an alphabet agency stay the hell off the Internet.
                        If it was man made it can be man re-made.

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                        • #13
                          Well a couple of things you need to look at...

                          1. Data storage very few tablets or smartphones have any real data storage to speak about. Your collection of ebooks, pictures, records, maps, data could easily exceed the storage capability of any tablet or smartphone.

                          2. What kind of data entry are you going to be doing? Journal, AAR's?, Mission Statements, Emails if you have service? Do you really want to do real data entry on a touch screen?

                          Not saying a don't like them, they currently do have their limits. I do how ever have a small tablet device in my preps because it's lightweight
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                          • #14
                            Very interesting idea Diesel. ATTABOY!!

                            I am curious how they will hold up in wet or very dusty conditions. Or just how much abuse can they really handle. Do you need to store them in something similiar to a pelican case? I am sure there are some out there that can withstand any kind of abuse you can think of but they are most likely very expensive. So many questions that need to be answered by someone with real time experience before I would trust one. Manufacturers claims don't mean a whole lot to me.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Diesel View Post
                              1. Data storage very few tablets or smartphones have any real data storage to speak about. Your collection of ebooks, pictures, records, maps, data could easily exceed the storage capability of any tablet or smartphone.
                              Keep in mind the old adage of not keeping all your eggs in one basket. Never store all of your data on one device or even one type of media (magnetic, optical, flash). Always use two types of media like flash and DVD, or Flash and hard drive.

                              I bought a Dell 2110 netbook for my daughter. It has a touch screen, web cam, extended battery, wifi, USB, QWERTY keyboard, and a rubberized shell. When tethered to her phone she has Internet access from just about anywhere. So she can sync her files with the iCloud service and back them up to her iMac.
                              If it was man made it can be man re-made.

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