USB 3.0 Problem - Toughbook CF-31 - MK2 - Core i7 2640m

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Core i7 2640m vs Core i5 3320m - What would you choose?

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Its a pretty well loaded machine.
     
  2. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Never even knew they made an i7, learn something new all the time.
     
  3. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Me too. With that high end of a 31 I am surprised it does not have USB 3 !!
     
  4. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Its posible that for some reason...cost? panasonic did not make a mk2 i7 mb with USB3
    It does seem odd though.
    For a mk2 the i7 was definately special/custom order
     
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  5. ToughBreaK

    ToughBreaK Notebook Enthusiast

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    So to have USB 3.0 on i7 MK2, a customer would place a special order and receive an i7 MK2 with a modified motherboard?
     
  6. User32

    User32 Notebook Consultant

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    Not really, you'd need to order hundereds or more, otherwise they don't bother.
     
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  7. ToughBreaK

    ToughBreaK Notebook Enthusiast

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    I meant hypothetically speaking, back in 2011, to have USB 3.0 on i7 MK2, would a customer place a special order and receive an i7 MK2 with a different motherboard? (Just re-read Shawn's post, he seems to think so.)

    On a side note, I was able to install USB 3.0 drivers on the i5 MK3 while the i7 MK2 USB 2.0 PCB was installed.

    I wonder if the *dedicated MK2 USB 3.0 PCB unlocks the MK2 USB 3.0 host on the motherboard where as the i5 MK3 USB 3.0 PCB could not. If the MK2 mobo is anything like the i5 MK3 mobo, I'm thinking no.

    *I cannot verify if there is even such a MK2 USB 3.0 PCB.
     
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