I would ask him what he wants but as far as his job I am almost 100% certain he will not be doing any of his "job" on it. Because of the sensitive nature of his job the Army will give him everything he needs. His new laptop will be for his own use only.
100% agree, any machine you get for him will be for OFF-DUTY uses.
Find a budget which you are comfortable with and stick to that- There will ALWAYS be a better laptop available, I personally have never spent more than $900 for a machine.
PS- Why are you buying and not him?? He'll be getting free room/board and won't "Have to" buy even clothes. The Army will give him everything he needs, his paycheck will be whatever he wants to use it for.
As a dad of 3, I say it's good sometimes they learn to SAVE and buy stuff themselves. Sure he might want it NOW but counsel him to NOT use a creditcard or loan or payment plan to buy ANYTHING...!
Be Proud of what you do- and do it Well! ~me
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Thanks much for the feedback. Pretty much what I expected. He is paying for his car and other debts. I always try to help where I can. Probably wants game laptop.LOL Imagine some boring times when not in class at Goodfellow.
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