First we need to know what games he likes to play, without that info we can't really give you any specifics. What branch is your husband and what is his MOS/Job, officer or enlisted. (why I ask is b/c this will change his living conditions and may let us know exactly how much time he will be with his notebook) I HIGHLY doubt he will be able to use wireless internet, most likely he will have a LAN line running into his room/tent/trailer/barrack where ever he is staying, so he will have internet but not wireless so don't worry about that. Also you DON"T need a toughbook or any other notebook designed that way, they are a waste of money and the notebook won't be subjected to anything dangerous except SAND. (Have your husband bring canned air/zip lock bags to keep the notebook in) Also make sure the notebook you have is under warranty, if the notebook has a problem he can send you the notebook and you could get it fixed. One last thought is that he should be aware that theft is terrible in the Army at least, probably the other services so he should take all precautions to make sure that his new notebook is safe (this threat depends on his living conditions/rank).