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Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

Postby fire_master_21 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:20 pm

So I have to start spending my budget. I am in need of a new PC for programming. I have narrowed it down to the above listed models. I have never used a toughbook but, if you had your choice between the two what would it be? This will be my all around work laptop. Attending trainings, programming (in and out of apparatus) so I am leaning more towards the 19 with it being smaller in size.
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Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

Postby FireCpt809 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:34 pm

We use both at my FD 31's for the dispatch MDC and the 19's for Patient care reporting. The 19 has some really tiny keys, but can be fliped to work as a tablet. I use a CF29 for my everyday computing and CPS programming.

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Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

Postby JAYMZ » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:22 am

My work laptop is a CF-19 and it works great as an all around machine. I needed the serial port for radios, network equipment and such. The only thing that gets annoying is when I have to remote to something over the VPN.. the small screen gets annoying at that point.
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Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

Postby spectragod » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:58 am

I have an 18, 30 & 31, I fat finger the keyboard on the 18 all the time, hence it's low hours, had it for 3 years, it may have 300 hours on it, for me, the keys and screen are just too small.

I use the 30 as a primary programming computer, works like a champ and has never let me down. The 31 is my toy, I have used it for some programming, it works fine for that, it is much faster than the 30, and you can load it with 8 meg of memory.

If it is something your going to use a lot, I wouldn't go smaller than the 31, just speaking from my experience.
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Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

Postby fire_master_21 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:54 pm

decided on going with a fulled optioned out cf-31. Ordered. Thanks for the input.
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