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    Hey everyone,

    I am currently in the market for a laptop computer. I have been looking at toughbooks, but not sure if they can be sold to a single buyer (not a company owner).

    What models/brands would you reccommend? The computer will be used for work and for school related purposes.

    Sean

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    Laptop Computers-Toughbooks

    I have used Panasonic Toughbooks for years. What do you intend to do with it? I have used a CF-28 and most recently a CF-29. Like most notebook computers, I would suggest buying as much computer as you can afford. Do you plan on buying new or used? Will this be mounted in a vehicle?

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    • #3
      Toughbooks

      The toughbooks are good, they are TOUGH and are pretty good with cold temps. I got a toughbook, used for my brother in law who works on Heavy Machines and he likes it. I got it from a website called "Stealitback.com" it also goes by the name "propertyroom.com" (Im not trying to advertise, its just a website I use) Its a mini ebay, that many Police depts use to generate funds. You need to read the details about stuff before you buy but I have bought a few things from that site as with any type of ebay type deal.

      As for my job, they use the TBs in their patrol cars, and they hold up pretty well. I dont hear much complaining from ppl about the computers, more so from our internal network

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      • #4
        Toughbooks are overpriced, underpowered, and overrated. Get a Fujitsu Lifebook for, like, half the price. They're just fine for 90% of applications, including patrol vehicle, construction site, and emergency backup weapon usage (you clock a perp in the face with one, he'll go down and stay down... and you can type up the paperwork on the same laptop).
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jim1348 View Post
          I have used Panasonic Toughbooks for years. What do you intend to do with it? I have used a CF-28 and most recently a CF-29. Like most notebook computers, I would suggest buying as much computer as you can afford. Do you plan on buying new or used? Will this be mounted in a vehicle?
          I will use the laptop for research/internet useage/news to keep situtional awareness up/and school work.

          There are a numerous little shops/eateries that have wireless internet, so that shouldnt be a an issue.

          Sean

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          • #6
            Make sure if you buy a Toughbook that it has wifi built in. Many do not. It is not a standard feature. Also, get the back-lit, non-rubber keyboard. The rubber keyboards are horrible to type on.


            You can get used CF-30's on Ebay really cheap right now (under $500.00).
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            • #7
              Toughbooks are nice, but they are cumbersome and I wouldn't want one for school.

              What are you majoring in?

              Personally, I would go for a flash based netbook as they are cheap, light and tend to have better battery life. If it's too small, you want a step up, but don't want spend then money then I would buy a Toshiba. I got one for $425 a 3-4 years ago it's still going strong. I've seen better ones now going for $399 with a free backpack and $50 mail-in rebate. It does what I want - internet, email, Microsoft Office, movies, and the occasional game.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tanko View Post
                Toughbooks are nice, but they are cumbersome and I wouldn't want one for school.

                What are you majoring in?

                Personally, I would go for a flash based netbook as they are cheap, light and tend to have better battery life. If it's too small, you want a step up, but don't want spend then money then I would buy a Toshiba. I got one for $425 a 3-4 years ago it's still going strong. I've seen better ones now going for $399 with a free backpack and $50 mail-in rebate. It does what I want - internet, email, Microsoft Office, movies, and the occasional game.

                Save the money, head and backache.
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