Class of 2014 Laptop

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  1. etowahlax14

    etowahlax14 Member

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  2. falcongirl

    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    Nice find! I heard there was some debate over whether to issue Windows XP or upgrade to Windows 7 this year...
     
  3. etowahlax14

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    Nope the proposal says Windows 7 which is nice considering XP is 9 years old
     
  4. bandit

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    you might not be so excited when you see how much they charge you for your nice new laptop.
     
  5. Roman

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    Intel® HD Graphics :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Looks like I'll be buying my own computer after recognition.
     
  6. s0cc3rizlife92

    s0cc3rizlife92 New Member

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    How does buying your own computer work with the Air Force software? Do you just use the issued one whenever you need USAFA stuff, or is there a way to get the software that you need for your new computer?
     
  7. Roman

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    It doesn't. It would be for personal use (games).
     
  8. tennisfan88

    tennisfan88 USAFA 2014

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    so how DO we pay for it? do they deduct a certain amount from our monthly pay?
     
  9. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    We paid for about $2,000 for the whole set up (computer, extra battery, keyboard, mouse, dock, backpack, HDD). It's part of the initial loan that is deducted from the paycheck each month.
     
  10. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    Do not overestimate the power of the 2014 computers. They are quick enough, but so bogged down with preinstalled software that there's really NOTHING to brag about.
     
  11. academania

    academania USAFA Cadet

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    It says it has built in videocam and mic for video chat. Can you use that feature freshman year or no? I would be using gmail chat.
     
  12. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    video chat is restricted on the USAFA/DoD network.
     

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