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help choosing which Panasonic Toughbook to purchase


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#1 chugg

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:21 PM

I need to buy a new laptop and decided on a Toughbook because of its ruggedness. The problem is there are so many different things to look at like processor speed, memory ect.... I decided to buy a refirbished or used machine on ebay. I will be using it to do office documents and emails but mostly surfing the web and watching and downloading videos. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have been looking at the CF 52 it looks like it has everythuing I need including a larger scren than most. Here is a link to the one I was looking at....

http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-Toughbook-CF-52-/280704662690?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item415b4d3ca2

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:19 AM

That wouldnt be a bad deal. For 500 bucks, you could get a far higher performing laptop from even walmart, but not likely as durable, which is what that brand is known for. What exactly are you planning on using it for that you need something that tough?

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

If it's gonna be home use then, this would not be the right laptop to purchase.

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 10:15 PM

well I work in the oil field. Everything here needs to be durable even my body lol. What are the downfalls to this laptop compared to others?

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 11:58 PM

hehe ive done some oilfield work myself, and Ive seen people use that in the oilfield, so it would definetly be a plus. The downside is, while it is a dual core, at 1.8 ghz, it is an older one. Its still decently fast-4 gigs of ram, should handle most general applications just fine. The downside is its not going to perform along the same lines as a brand new HP, dell or other name brand manufacturer-as they come with newer technology such as more ram, quad cores etc. But that being said, depending on what your using it for, may not be an issue-if your doing Auto CAD you may want to save your money and purchase a higher end toughbook, but if your just wanting it to check your email and watch movies while out in the field thats a good laptop and a fair price for it.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:48 AM

This laptop is a good buy then for the basic task you mentioned in your first post.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:37 AM

thanks guys much appreciation. I will go ahead and purchase this one. The last laptop I had was a Toshiba and I spilled chew spit in the keyboard and it was a wrap. LOL. I need the ruggedness more than anything.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

I usually don't have food or drinks around my laptop. Also Toshiba laptops are awesome, i own myself :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:42 PM

Im glad you own yourself killer, how is that? I prefer to own others in my games, but each to their own :P Anyway, those toughbooks have a repuation for being tough (hence the name, its not false advertising) so I hope your happy with it. :D

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:52 PM

Im glad you own yourself killer, how is that? I prefer to own others in my games, but each to their own :P Anyway, those toughbooks have a repuation for being tough (hence the name, its not false advertising) so I hope your happy with it. :D


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:42 PM

Oops, you know what i mean :hysterical:

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