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Laptop for pentesting

Post by AZ_ on Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:05 pm
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Did a search, no results.

Looking for a laptop that is lightweight and portable with a good amount of memory and disk space. I plan on running Ubuntu 11.04, Backtrack, and Windows(because it comes with it). Battery life is important as well. The longer the better(that's what she said). Affordable>perks.
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Re: Laptop for pentesting

Post by mShred on Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:15 pm
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Any netbook would do.. Really if you're pentesting, you could just run backtrack off a liveCD. As well as keep Ubuntu, and even ditch Windows if you'd like.
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Re: Laptop for pentesting

Post by jgreen45 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:11 am
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As soon as i saw the word backtrack all i could think of was this

I'm a bad person.
I can't come to bed...
Someone is WRONG on the internet


http://xkcd.com/386/
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Re: Laptop for pentesting

Post by VPR3 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:49 pm
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If your in the US go to your local walmart spend 399$.
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Re: Laptop for pentesting

Post by centip3de on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 pm
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jgreen45 wrote:As soon as i saw the word backtrack all i could think of was this

I'm a bad person.


I watched that, and spent the subsequent 4 hours watching other things related to it, and reading a "Know your Meme", and Wikipedia article on her...
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Re: Laptop for pentesting

Post by edone automaton on Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:44 am
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AZ_ wrote:
and Windows(because it comes with it)

It doesn't have to. There are a lot of sites where you can specify exactly what you want and they will build it for you, so you choose weight, battery life, matte or gloss screen, os or no os, amount of usb ports, blah, blah, blah.... at a cost of course.

I think its very difficult to specify an ideal laptop for pentesting, its just a laptop with some pentesting software on it, so what you need to do is decide what is important to you (you already have in as much as you want it to be lightweight with a long battery life). You then need to factor in price and whatever else affects your buying choices and then continue as you would otherwise.

I have backtrack on a decent sized thumb drive and as such, whatever I plug it into becomes a pentesting environment. I also have a nice little samsung netbook which cost me under £200 which is very handy for going out and about and has never had any trouble doing anything I asked of it.
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