dealspanasonic toughbook cf-29h3 rugged notebook pc…

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We've used these at work....junk.

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Seems like a good deal and also has some great reviews.

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Off Lease notebooks for that much? No thanks. I wouldn't want something abused.

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We use CF-30's at work and they are TOUGH. I have no complaints. The CF-29's are old as far as notebooks go, but they are almost indestructible. Considering the initial amount they cost, I don't think it's bad deal at all.

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For our purpose they don't have to do anything fancy, just work. They get abused big time in the animal hospital I work in.

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I have two semi-rugged toughbooks and have really liked them. Had one slip out of my hands at airport security as I hurriedly flung it out of the bag and missed the conveyor belt. It flipped end over end on the floor. The other would-be passengers gasped. When it powered on, they clapped:)

Toughbooks have between a 2.9 to 4% failure rate after 3 years, depending on who you ask -- industry average is close to 30%. This model new cost over $4,000 and has a 7-hour battery. I think it's a great deal if durability is important. If I knew the batteries were new, I'd buy one. But I'm waiting for a deal on the F8 http://www.panasonic.com/business/toughbook/business-rugged-laptop-toughbook-F8.asp

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Note: These do come with new batteries.

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I got an earlier model touchscreen toughbook for my Mom; I put I-tunes on it and now she has a giant screen I-pod touch.

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that. is. so. hot.

not available at OP link :(

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Wooters beware: Tiger Direct is toxic; cheat you in a heartbeat...

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Rugged Notebook has recently launched Eagle Series, which is made up of extra rugged laptops. This is a great product for someone who works in challenging environments. Even if there are any accidents, the laptop will not be damaged and all the data inside will remain intact. The only problem is that of the price. Standard laptops with a similar configuration are available at $700-$900. Is it financially viable for you to spend nearly twice that amount for a rugged notebook? The weight too is a matter of concern.
http://www.onlinenotebook.com/rugged-notebook-launches-eagle-series.html