Need Cheap, Cheap CHEAP Toughbooks

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by Toughbook, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "Plus I am not sure about a 10 year old lugging around a 10 pound laptop..."
    and the girls would probably want something with *my little pony* on it .

    i feel that because of the diversity of the age groups/personalities/sexes/ school requirements and such , that there will be no single best answer .
    the C1 might be the over all cheapest and best compromise solution ...
    battery availability and roundy mouse pad notwithstanding .
    the C2 has better availability of batteries and such ... but still has the caddy issue of many other of the CF line .

    i dunno ...
    teenagers (or even 11-12 years old) might be more hung up on the "hip , slick and cool" factor that those pads and phones that their peers have .
    however , if these are more for academic requirements , then a pad type might not be the best solution .
    simplifying it a bit :
    supply the comps for academic endeavors ...
    allow the kids (and their parents) to supply/be responsible for the pads and phones that will best suit them and their perceived needs .*
    this is throwing dirt into the bottom of the hole you are standing in .

    * pad type comps and phones are a PITA to repair and also have a high incidence of broken glass .
    the survivability of a (say) a C2 is much higher , save for the flippy/rotate feature .
    if you are going to be married to something , make it something that is easier to repair .
    a flip/convertible type might not be the best way to go .
     
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  2. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    "Okay... I opened my mouth ..."
    heh , that is something that i am sure most all of us here have done at least once in our lives .
    (mea culpa)
    long ago at an AA meeting , i heard a fellow say that he didn't just stick his foot in his mouth ... he swapped feet .
    yeah ... *something* about the similarities ...
     
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  3. KLonsdale

    KLonsdale Notebook Evangelist

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    The CF-19 MKIII with the core2 duo runs W-10 very well, they seen to be plentiful and cheap on fleabay.
     
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  4. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Since you want Windows and all the same go for a lot of 3e's as Shawn linked.
    They can be a tablet or laptop and are sturdy....
    Possibly more than business rugged.
    That link works out to less than $100 each and everyone will have the same.


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  5. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    Just a matter of whether or not you want 15 of them. I wonder if a group purchase might be in order? I wouldn't mind one. How bout everybody else?
     
  6. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    i'd go for one ...
    lemme check with a couple of friends .
     
  7. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    Yessir! I found one on eBay and bought it to check out. If it works well for what I need I might go this route or give them 4 different types of Toughbook and let them fight it out... It's what kids do anyway! ;)
     
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  8. Shellback

    Shellback Notebook Guru

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    What are the battery(s) part numbers for the Panasonic 3E ?
     
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