Hello everyone, My name is Humzah. Yes, this is one of those threads where you, the reader, groan and say "this is another one of those threads." I read the rules already so if I'm doing something wrong, I sincerely apologize and request the moderators here to help me. Aside from that, I've scoured Google, and I can't seem to get the answers or information I want, so I come to you guys for the answer. I have a CF-28 already, but being a craigslist buy ($40), the hard drive was totally non-functional and although the computer started, it didn't launch Windows 98 like it was supposed to, and got stuck on Command Prompt. This was about a month ago, and after buying and trying several different pieces of tech and hard drives and trying to install Windows 98 again myself, I've simply given up on the CF-28 I currently have, and it now sits, depressed, under my bed, along with it's HDD next to it. Fast forward to now - I found and narrowed down my search to two different Toughbooks on Ebay that I'm having a hard time deciding between; A CF-19, and a CF-30. The only reason I'm having a hard time, is because of the specs between the laptops. Honestly, I like to think I know a thing or two when it comes to computers - because I do - but by no definition am I a pro. Here is the CF-19, and here's the CF-30. Allow me to explain why I'm having a hard time making a decision: - I like the size of the CF-30. I have big hands, so a sizable keyboard is nice to have, and spaced out keys. The CF-19 on the other hand, looks cramped. (Or it may not be, I've never used either. Just going off looks.) - As much as I like the size of the CF-30, it's not touchscreen... Not a deal breaker, but it'd be nice to have for all the notes I take in college, and to save paper. I already use my Surface Pro for this and it's great, but I need something a little more versatile and tough. - I prefer the hard-handle of the CF-30 over the strap on the CF-19. Again, basing this on my opinion formed already from the CF-28 I currently have, and have never dealt in-person with a strap type. - The CF-30's processing power is definitely noticeably higher than the CF-19. Not by much, but it seems that it'd make a difference. - The CF-19 has a DB-9 Serial Port on it (which was the main reason I got my current CF-28) that I need to program my group of Motorola HT-1000 radios. Alternatively, the CF-30 doesn't have a DB-9 Serial Port. - Both make up for not having Optical Disk Drives by carrying SD Card slots. - The CF-19 has double the HDD space of the CF-30 (160GB), and 1GB of RAM more (4GB). - The CF-30 possesses a newer OS (Windows 7) according to the description, versus Windows XP on the CF-19. I've emailed the seller of the CF-30 asking for more specs on the machine as I post this. - The CF-19 simply is listed with more detail and just feels more complete and packed - I don't even understand what some of the specs are, but hey, it comes with the Toughbook. As they say, packaging and presentation do make a difference. - The CF-19 is, according to Google, much lighter than a CF-30. This is definitely a plus. I'm sure there's more, but all in all, you can see here now the reasons why I am torn between these two Toughbooks for sale. While I want one, I can't stop thinking about the other. I'm feeling antsy though, because I know these are good deals either way, and I'm wishing I knew what to choose already because I've got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach that one of them is going to be gone when I finally make up my mind. So this is where I pose the question to the gurus here - what are your opinions, if any, about both these machines? Which would you suggest over the other, and why? Or, is there a different model out there that has the best of both worlds of these Toughbooks, and then some? As far as budget goes, I'm afraid $220 is the most I can do - hence these Toughbook choices. Thanks for reading all this, and I really look forward to hearing from you guys.