CF-30 vs CF-19

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  1. shackwrrr

    shackwrrr Notebook Consultant

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    Surprisingly my GPS is fairly accurate for what it is. It reads maybe 25-75ft behind while I am driving but sitting still it's close enough that when zoomed in I can see the building I am in. Now It does have it's days where it wants to show me on the other side of the county but once I get to a clearer signal it will work.

    Also your Gobi cellular card will output NMEA data on com5, Make sure that your software isnt picking that up
     
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  2. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Reviving this thread after a notable period of silence - hope that's ok!

    So, the CF-19 has been performing flawlessly.. in fact, better than even my other laptops. It has stood strong and given me the agility and power I need without compromising in areas such as looks, design, or even life (battery life, durability, etc.)

    I just recently had an accident on my motorcycle, though. I'm fine and the motorcycle is (mostly) fine too, save for cosmetic damage to parts that are literally impossible to find anywhere without being the cost of the CF-19 I bought.... but anyhow, the CF-19 was with me in my backpack and suffered a bit of damage in the fall - a cracked front case lid, and that's it. Otherwise, its not had any other issues that I can see or have noticed since the fall. I can easily purchase a new lid from Ebay and replace it, no problem.

    My question is, during my search for a new lid.... I saw some CF-19's on Google images with what appears to be a Camera on the underside of the unit.....

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    However, on Panasonic's configurator, it certainly is an option, only I cant seem to find any literature or parts for it anywhere online. The worst part is... I wanna outfit my unit with one now and I can't seem to find one anywhere... Except for old listings on cameras that were pulled from MK3's or MK4's.

    Any suggestions on where I can look to find / buy one, oh Toughbook gurus? I desperately NEED one now that I've seen it.

    Of course, this need is kind of sort of more of a want.

    Thanks in advance, guys! :)
     
  3. shackwrrr

    shackwrrr Notebook Consultant

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    If I remember it is a very poor camera (800x600 I think) and wastes a whole ram slot. The camera is integrated into the board so retrofitting one isn't really possible without a complete teardown. M

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  4. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well dang, that's sad. :(

    Ah well, thanks for the help anyway!
     
  5. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    Yep. It takes up one ram slot. So to put the camera in you need the camera, ram cover and camera specific motherboard.
     
  6. Angrycal

    Angrycal Notebook Guru

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    Do you have an amateur radio license. I saw a HT1000 mentioned in your original post.

    I only came across this thread today. I have a CF-19 and a CF-30. I use the CF-30 about 90% of the time. The main reason is the up, down, left, right on the keyboard of the CF-19 is not to my liking. It is also slower than my CF-30 but that will change by next week. I am getting a newer CF-19 with an i5 processor.

    P.S. Sorry to about the wreck.
     
  7. Humzahh

    Humzahh Notebook Enthusiast

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    Sorry, no amateur radio license here. The HT1000's are used for work on-site.

    Also, I've found the CF-19 keyboard to be just a tad bit small, as well as the arrow keys that you mentioned being skewed in placement, however I have grown used to it since it is now my primary laptop.

    Do you have an amateur radio license? And if so, do you have experience with HT1000's? I need a bit of help if you are familiar with those radios, if you don't mind.
     
  8. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    the 1Ks are a rugged radio ... do you use it on vhf or uhf ?
    (battery replacement is not cheap)
    the '19 would be a good machine to load the programming software onto .
    (as per the rules ... all threads must be TB related)

    yeah , the keyboard is a bit small but quite workable .
    shifting between keyboard styles is a PITA ... currently i am using 5 different styles .
     
  9. Angrycal

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    Yes, I have a General amateur license. No I do not have experience with the HT1000. I have converted some commercial Motorola radios for ham use but always with help from another club member. I think I am looked upon as the resident dummy in my ham club.:D
     
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    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "I think I am looked upon as the resident dummy load in my ham club"
    CFA

    we all started out the same way .
    46 years ago i was a "lid" ... and those OM's sure let me know it ... every chance they got .
    even when i was exhibiting my skills as the club tower monkey .
     

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