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HP laptop allegedly stop 6 rounds, saves soldier in afghanistan.

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 07:43 PM
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consumerist.com...


"We get a lot of complaints from readers about their HP computers and the company's customer service. But one person who won't be complaining is the U.S. soldier whose HP notebook took six bullets intended for him.

The soldier who sent these images to HP was stationed in Afghanistan when he came under enemy fire. Two bullets hit his shoulder but the other six bullets that hit him were stopped by the notebook in his backpack."

Any ideas on how a normal laptop could have stopped 6 rounds of ammo? I can't imagine it would even stop one 9mm unless it hit the battery, how could it even stop one rifle round?
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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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I am almost positive I could run a .22 round clear through my laptop. What kind of "terrorists" are these people?



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Originally posted by josh2009s
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I am almost positive I could run a .22 round clear through my laptop. What kind of "terrorists" are these people?


LOL Are you disappointed they didn't kill that soldier??



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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Awesome, but I doubt I will take my HP notebook out back and put six 9mm's into it.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:46 PM
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Every deployment, I always had my laptop in my go bag (Nothing confidential, just games and movies). I even thought of it as additional body armor.

I'm glad he survived, but I'm sad to see that my theory was proven. (That doesn't sound right for some reason)

All my best to him.

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 09:26 PM
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I dunno something sounds fishy on it. From what I've seen laptops won't stop a bullet






posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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HP makes special tough notebooks for the outdoors even with military standards.

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Some info about the HP Elitebook at zdnet



posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by Grey Magic
HP makes special tough notebooks for the outdoors even with military standards.

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It appears that's correct! I liked this bit:


This successful exposure to environmental extremes demonstrates the fitness of HP Elitebook Notebook PCs for the most demanding road warriors.


Those words fit this situation so well.

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posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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They gonna use that in the ads next? Hell of a sales pitch.

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posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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I can see it now:

"Buy HP Toughbooks...They will take a bullet for ya"

Of course I still wouldn't buy an HP. They're absolute crap.

If the bullets hadn't taken it out all the design flaws would have.
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Edit:

OP this has to be one of the more peculiar threads I've seen in the W & T forum in some time.
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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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Haha, no. But I didn't realize it was one of those toughbook thing.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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I wonder what range the attackers engaged the laptop bearer. It can't be close quarters. No laptop, even hardened ones, can protect you from rifle rounds at close range.

Based on the size of the holes, I'm assuming their are rifle rounds, 7.62x39mm.



posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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I think MythBusters did a "will it stop a bullet" special. If I remember correctly a laptop did stop a bullet but it was a hit over the battery. A hit not over the battery went clean through.

Here's a similar story from 2007: www.associatedcontent.com...
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