Gear: Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

Panasonic
Category: Technology & Software
Subcategory: In-car Computers
Price: $2,977.61 - $4,169.95
Average Rating:
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(147 Votes)
Description:

• Genuine Windows® XP Professional • Intel® Centrino®Duo Mobile Technology • Integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN • 13.3" daylight-readable TFT Active Matrix Color LCD with optional touchscreen • 8.4 lbs., including battery, floppy drive and handle • Full magnesium alloy case with handle • Moisture- and dust-resistant LCD, keyboard and touchpad • Sealed port and connector covers • Shock-mounted removable hard drive in stainless steel case • Wireless ready for Sprint and Verizon Wireless networks

Member Reviews

  • Adp_max30
    Perl, Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:45:48 UTC.
    1st review

    "Toughbook" says it all. Great tool for us all.

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    gb2950, Tue, 19 Jun 2007 01:23:41 UTC.

    Great tool. Keyboard requires alittle harder tough. Seem to slow my typing down.

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    crownroyel, Fri, 03 Aug 2007 01:02:23 UTC.

    The word tough says it all, but a core 2 duo in it would be even better.

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    Dave_B, Tue, 07 Aug 2007 05:15:04 UTC.

    looks tough

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    DetSgtDarryl, Sun, 12 Aug 2007 00:40:23 UTC.

    The price alone brings down its usefullness.

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    AuxillaryOne, Sun, 12 Aug 2007 17:44:03 UTC.

    Wow! This thing is loaded! Awesome. Two thumbs up!

    Kedra Hopkins

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    CPD18578, Wed, 15 Aug 2007 09:31:47 UTC.

    Good tool but in Chicago we seem to lose the signal often.

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    SMW4747, Thu, 16 Aug 2007 04:57:54 UTC.

    I love this computer. It can take a beating and keeps going. Very reliable.

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    Castmin, Thu, 16 Aug 2007 19:09:31 UTC.

    Excellent computer. The department I used to work for used these and they were very easy to use while driving. The pd I work at now has a separate monitor and keyboard, which is suprisingly more difficult to use while driving.

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    pellethead, Tue, 21 Aug 2007 04:09:10 UTC.

    Good performance and durable. It only gets 3 stars because of the hefty pricetag.

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    LAPDLEO, Wed, 22 Aug 2007 18:39:07 UTC.

    My buddy has these back east, and they wrok great! Better than the POS Dells we at LAPD have!! Dell is great for a home computer, but the SUCK for Police work.

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    mpd_943, Tue, 28 Aug 2007 22:34:27 UTC.

    I have had one of these computers since May of 2005. It is very durable and the touchscreen feature makes it cop friendly. It is an improvement over the old MDT's we had. It is far easier to run tags, while driving, when you can touch the screen to get the NCIC up.

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    NYPD23, Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:29:12 UTC.

    Well No Choice They Have Them Installed In All Patrol Cars!!!
    But Heavy-Duty!!!

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    gordo419, Sun, 02 Sep 2007 14:48:58 UTC.

    They can be busted up...wireless cards will go right through the motherboard...one of the youngins I work with proved that.

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    Rcbaron, Mon, 03 Sep 2007 05:44:01 UTC.

    I have to agree with Gordo... but in all it's a nice product.

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    LAWDOG311, Tue, 11 Sep 2007 20:52:20 UTC.

    this an excellent tool every squad car should have one.

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    choward194, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 01:50:02 UTC.

    While our department has some of the older models of this computer, they are a good computer to use in the field. We have some new ones and the keyboard is a little hard to operate. On the other hand, our older ones are having a hard time keeping the keys in tact. I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem if they would issue everyone a computer to take home. Officers tend to keep things nicer when they have some ownership in their equipment.

    All in all, a good computer.

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    Stalker975, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 06:10:07 UTC.

    It will knock your teeth out. I can stand to that, hope you never hit your face on one in a crash.

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    texassilenthero, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 04:24:28 UTC.

    A good, tough computer, a bit slow, but worked well. I used off-road alot when patrolling in a 4x4 at a previous job. I handled the rough ride well.

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    tBoone571, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 21:53:52 UTC.

    I currently use this model, and like it alot. The name says it all.

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    TheTinMan, Mon, 24 Sep 2007 20:29:46 UTC.

    I would rate this piece of equipment as a piece of junk. I have had this product in my patrol car for the last four years. I have nothing but problems with it. We have cleaned and reloaded the programs several times but the problems persist.

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    JIMROC, Wed, 03 Oct 2007 16:20:42 UTC.

    Very tough, but a little on the slow side. The new ones might be a little faster.

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    BCSO64, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 20:34:52 UTC.

    Good computer, tough and dependable. Love the lighted keypad and touchscreen. A little bulky, and sometimes slow, but not bad for a government bid item.

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    wusmc1833, Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:24:41 UTC.

    Great computer..easy to access, I have the touch screen and wouldn't have it any other way..gets the job done..

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    Vegas_Heat, Sat, 13 Oct 2007 23:09:23 UTC.

    Great product. One of my partners left it sitting on the roof of his squad as he drove away... boing, bang, crash it went on the road. He stopped, picked it up dusted it off and it fired right back up! Takes the desert heat fairly well also.

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    maderanthony, Sun, 14 Oct 2007 21:04:52 UTC.

    very sturdy and easy to view

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    thp635, Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:30:27 UTC.

    Very easy to use and very tough. Great piece of equipment

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    sportsman77, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:48:52 UTC.

    Great product! I love the touch screen feature. Never had a problem with the computer.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:34:51 UTC.

    Great to use and easy to get new data added. Very user friendly and with all the new computer stand it hooks up in a flash.

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    Rabbit122, Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:42:08 UTC.

    great product. I would not want to be in a crash with one of these things. But other wise it is nice to have it in the car.

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    vutran, Thu, 08 Nov 2007 06:03:49 UTC.

    good but to big to heavy i need lighter and whiter or the way make my self look good when i keef the law .right/thank

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    BrianCOBRA6911, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 02:25:52 UTC.

    I liked this computer. Sure, it is bulky and heavy maybe more than the average beat needs but if your taking it in and out of the car and u drop it, or spill your coffee of other liquid on the key board it will take it. As an administrator, I will say I was concerned about putting computers or any more equipment in a car, which seems to get smaller and smaller. I was worried about my officers getting in accidents and getting injured more by adding a computer to fly around too in the driving compartment. I can remember when we had radio trees that stood up from the hump on the floor and held the radios and shoot gun in some cases. Who put that down the barrel??

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  • Joefriday_max30
    alexy, Sat, 17 Nov 2007 05:21:04 UTC.

    When closed it can support a 4 piece spicey popeyes chicken meal with a red beans and rice and med drink with ABSOLUTELY no problem. Also holds up well to black coffee with sugar with no side effects. Screen can get scratched from repeatedly playing solitare on the computer but some administrators have blocked both solitare and spyder in a hopeless attempt to get officers to do more "police work"
    As far as how well it works who cares it beeps ,I'll go, I do, I go home.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 17 Nov 2007 15:45:31 UTC.

    Love it! I just have to get use to the freezing and all the lost paperwork, signal dropping. But it might be me.

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    ggodoy, Wed, 21 Nov 2007 02:25:37 UTC.

    Drop it on the ground. Spill your coffee on the keyboard as you respond to an in progress call. Takes a lickin' (you know the rest). This baby was made with Law Enforcement in mind. The most reliable laptop I've had the privilege to know.

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  • Samp134754c0b5af0df7_max30
    flsogrl, Wed, 21 Nov 2007 23:24:16 UTC.

    Our guys use this one. So far haven't heard anyone complain.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 24 Nov 2007 19:14:04 UTC.

    Our Department recently purchased Panasonic Toughbooks for our patrol units in our fleet. They have been a great tool for our Officers. We also have the DL readers for each laptop. Our Department is considering purchasing ticket printers for each unit. Our Officers have no compliant about the equipment, but they do complaint about running out of space in their units.

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    fedcop83, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 09:50:48 UTC.

    My department just bought 5 of these to replace some of our older MDT's. They are much more user friendly then our current computers. Only 4 stars though for the high price tag, many smaller departments are not going to be able to have this sytem because of the rediculous price.

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    TRoar26, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:05:34 UTC.

    I could use one of those

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    gerpet1964, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:56:23 UTC.

    I want one!!

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    vbpdaco, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:34:51 UTC.

    Works great and is very tough, beware te software you have for it though

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    SgtKoolaid, Thu, 06 Dec 2007 09:14:09 UTC.

    We are still using the 27s, but it has lasted with only upgrade problems.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 07 Dec 2007 00:18:15 UTC.

    The Baltimore County Police Department uses these and they seem very effective. I havent used one but I have seen it used during a ride-along.

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    deputychic, Thu, 20 Dec 2007 06:40:24 UTC.

    We've had this computer in our squad going on 4 years and are just now having to replace the keyboard. These computers are built to last. The only complaint I have is that the rubberized keyboard is really hard to use to type a report.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:06:32 UTC.

    I might keep this product in mind.

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    Claremontpig, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:54:36 UTC.

    I love the touch screen and the light up key pad

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    Burky, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 09:46:13 UTC.

    I like its ruggedness. I also like the touchscreen and its function like a dvd player. I also like the rugged case and convenient handle.

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    NYPD_Blue, Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:43:19 UTC.

    Ours are permanently mounted in the patrol vehicles, don't swivel, do nothing except run DMV info and warrants, have Windows 2000 installed (even in the new ones), and all other features are locked by the department tech guys. Basically a useless tool to us because the department won't spend the money on better software or upgrades. A very nicely made computer, however ours serve us better as a nice tray for sandwiches and sodas when closed.

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    Ron1952, Thu, 17 Jan 2008 21:53:40 UTC.

    ours takes a lot of abuse and still works like a champ

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    Deputy421, Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:18:21 UTC.

    We had the older version from several years ago, and it fell apart. It continued to work, but the buttons were flimsey, and the paint peeled.

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    gvbpilot, Thu, 24 Jan 2008 02:13:13 UTC.

    Nice and tough. Better when you add a backlit keyboard for nighttime ops.

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    1111111111, Tue, 05 Feb 2008 23:21:42 UTC.

    Mine works great, never had any problems with it. I got a new one about 1 year ago and it had some good updates on it. The keys are not rubberized anymore and it make it easier to type.

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  • Mar__07_017_max30
    jmoberly, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 03:52:01 UTC.

    GREAT MDT!!! Love the illumintaed keys! Love the touch screen! I think a patrol officer designd this laptop! Perfect for what we do! It takes a car crash really well too! Don't ask, just trust me!

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    jrharris236, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 02:24:01 UTC.

    The computer is awsome, the only bad thing is our network sucks so it goes down all the time but I like the computer

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    tootall2041, Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:34:07 UTC.

    The computer in general is great, but the rubber keyboard sucks. It's never locked up on me, and I've never experienced the common problems a lot of other users have.

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    centralcommander, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:58:55 UTC.

    Good product

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    trafficdog, Wed, 05 Mar 2008 04:10:03 UTC.

    I have seen these items in use in surrounding agency's this is a product I would like to see our agency have. This lap top handles great in all different kinds of weather hot or cold.

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    Wolvarine, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 04:07:56 UTC.

    It's an awsome piece of technology I recommend it to all agencies...

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    copper5817, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 00:50:14 UTC.

    Great product, wish mine had a cd drive though...

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    StrikerRX, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:05:47 UTC.

    I used to have one, it did a really good job for me.

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    tlofties, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:18:15 UTC.

    Great Tool. Don't know what I would do without it.

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    KSP494, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 04:25:38 UTC.

    Outstanding product, I now have the 30 but the 29 is great too. But it will not survive a ride off of the top of a cruiser at 70 MPH in the rain, trust me.

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    jailem114, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 03:16:18 UTC.

    Love IT!! The name says it all. What a well built product, I have made an arrest using the technology of this product everyday since I have used it.

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    klamm143, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 09:12:56 UTC.

    Very pricey...but excellent for mobile reporting with many expandable features. A great alternative to mounted laptops in the vehicles.

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    Wardog6d, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:29:04 UTC.

    They Don't call it a tough book for nothing. Just use a good vehicle mount in the car.

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    PatErIbWyz5, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 10:58:51 UTC.

    Hella better than the cf-27

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    rghstkcwby, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 02:27:12 UTC.

    life saver! once you have this its sucks to be without!!!

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    SFhuskerfan, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 08:32:11 UTC.

    This is one heck of a computer, this is what we use to fly the USAF UAV Desert Hawk. On my last deployment to the sandbox this Toughbook was awesome. Never had a single problem. 127 degrees it didn't care, 50mph dust storm it just worked great!

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    10X, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:18:55 UTC.

    Really Tuff! Easy to use, can transport to scenes, touch screen, illuminated and reliable.

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    ScottBurke, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:22:46 UTC.

    I love It.

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    Snafu168, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:17:54 UTC.

    Great. I just have to remember that touching the screen on the computers at home doesn't work...

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    kcozart, Sat, 05 Apr 2008 21:02:24 UTC.

    I wish I had one at home! yes a lttle pricy but tough as nails and dependable.
    Gregg

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    law101, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 18:08:12 UTC.

    A LITTLE PRICEY BUT A HECK OF A LAPTOP. IT IS JUST HARD TO BEAT

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    gpmoraitis, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 04:34:57 UTC.

    The Good : Rugged design, Nearly 7 hours of battery life, 3 year warranty, Anti-reflective touch screen.
    The Bad : Expensive , Limited RAM expansion , NO Fire Wire and only one USB 2.0 port.
    The Bottom Line : This is one of the best ruggedized laptops,perfect for War Zones, and other tough enviroments, but is too expensive for the average user.
    However,.....
    I have just discovered a problem. If I put The computer into sleep or suspend mode, there is no way to 'wake' the computer back up.

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    Ltmaks, Tue, 22 Apr 2008 03:59:44 UTC.

    So far so good. Like the product. We have one in every one of our front line patrol cars. They automatically charge as they run so battery life is never an issue. The one that I am currently using has the LCD, Touchscreen display with a lighted key board for those night shifts...what a great tool!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 22 Apr 2008 23:54:25 UTC.

    It's good when it works.

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    bamafever86, Sun, 27 Apr 2008 04:44:21 UTC.

    WISH I HAD ONE!

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    cspdky913, Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:19:00 UTC.

    GREAT PRODUCT.. however my connection to the modem sucks! I like the other opts. such as microsoft word and excell.. !

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    JimJ269, Sat, 03 May 2008 04:21:51 UTC.

    Been using them for a couple years now. very durable costly but seem to last

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    jlu492, Wed, 07 May 2008 20:20:59 UTC.

    Surprisingly the keyboard makes a world of difference. The touch screen helps alot.

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    jonboy304, Wed, 21 May 2008 06:33:25 UTC.

    i want one

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    Anonymous, Wed, 21 May 2008 13:52:04 UTC.

    These are a great tool for law enforcement.. Love it when it works!! It does work great!!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 22 May 2008 15:01:57 UTC.

    Wish I had one for my personal use. This thing really is tough, really.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 24 May 2008 13:16:09 UTC.

    Great piece of gear! Clear display, easy to type on (even for one-finger typests...). Touch screen feature makes it faster to select pull down menus for field input.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 25 May 2008 21:28:19 UTC.

    Very good computer as far as my experience goes with them. The signal goes out once in a while, but over all great tool to have!!!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 01 Jun 2008 00:08:59 UTC.

    My last two years on patrol our city went to this product. Our ems, fire and police cars were issued them. For those of you who remember the little mdc's that first came out, this computer made that look like a toy. I have not heard any real complainants about this computer.

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    620, Tue, 03 Jun 2008 09:11:58 UTC.

    wish we had them

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    j706, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:16:00 UTC.

    Awesome computer. The one all others should be judged by.

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    bmo0522, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 06:23:00 UTC.

    This is a great computer, it can take a beating.

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    patch, Sat, 26 Jul 2008 02:34:03 UTC.

    excellent product. it gets the job done and doesn't get slow.

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    vince08, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 01:57:23 UTC.

    love this computer because it doesen't get slow.

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    tx45, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:14:36 UTC.

    It's a tough good product, as long as it holds out for it's time of operation

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    sspd66, Sat, 30 Aug 2008 20:16:29 UTC.

    Its a good computer but the internet is very slow. We have just upgraded to the CF-30 version and it performs much faster.

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    C_Repine, Sun, 31 Aug 2008 15:32:25 UTC.

    Not a bad piece of equipment overall, it's very duarble & shock-resistant, but VERY EXPENSIVE for what you get. The internet/network card could definately use some more improvement.

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    pjfiveo, Thu, 04 Sep 2008 05:14:12 UTC.

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Fantastic computer, very user friendly and stands up to the abuse of Police Officers

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    Anonymous, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 10:02:17 UTC.

    Very TOUGH!!!! One of my guys left it on top of his light bar, drove off, three cars ran over it. Sent it to Panasonic, they replaced the case, screen and key board, nothing else. Sent it back, works great. Why did he put it on his light bar, when we provide him the tough book stand, Who knows!!!!

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    StlMountie, Fri, 19 Sep 2008 14:38:22 UTC.

    Pretty tough for the amount of people that have to use it 24 hours a day. The mouse is very sensitive while you're trying to type.

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    JDFoust707, Fri, 10 Oct 2008 04:57:25 UTC.

    Although it is tough I find it not to be price practical.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:26:15 UTC.

    How the hell does this laptop cost so much, I've used it before looking up people's plates while on a ride-along......it was fun.

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    LawDawgg, Wed, 22 Oct 2008 06:43:57 UTC.

    Great product, good tool for us LEO's. Very easy to use in and out of the vehicle.

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    DeputyDuck, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 03:22:13 UTC.

    Had it in the car for 2 years now and can't imagine working without.

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    Badge1025, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 05:40:59 UTC.

    awesum laptop

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    Eddie329, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 20:58:12 UTC.

    A bit expensive but the duraility is worth it. We just went with the CF-30 model. Pair that with The Arbitrator in car video and you have a state of the art set up that will last.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:13:41 UTC.

    Great computer. Glad our department did something right in buying these.

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    pg4ever, Tue, 18 Nov 2008 01:10:09 UTC.

    it nice not to have to wait for the dispatchern when u got some requests....

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    TCSOLT, Wed, 19 Nov 2008 06:14:18 UTC.

    I am on my 4th Toughbook since we started using them many years ago. The one I have now is the best by far and I guess that is because of the keyboard. Most of the ones that I had were the spill-proof covers and typing sucked, but the one that I have now is awesome. One of the best things you can put in your car.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 03 Dec 2008 23:33:55 UTC.

    I have the cf 30 and it's great. It's dependable and durable. Easy to use with the light up keyboard

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    RAK907, Sat, 06 Dec 2008 04:29:48 UTC.

    I am on a team called TERT (Telecommunications emergency response team) and we use the Tough Books. Greatest thing ever.. Easy to use and we have the ones with touchscreen and I wish our computers in dispatch was like those. Well worth the money

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    aroper4, Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:26:00 UTC.

    By far one of the best out there. To take the beating it take, day in and dayout. #1

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    COPSNROBBERS, Thu, 18 Dec 2008 16:55:47 UTC.

    Compact and tough. Excellent in-car computer. Dislike- only external ports, no built in drives.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:22:41 UTC.

    LOOKS NICE

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    tfinacom, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 07:25:59 UTC.

    A tad slow, but I think that is on our end. Great computer

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    Snipercop, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:47:10 UTC.

    Great piece of equipment. It can take a cup of coffee and still continue to work. Very detailed graphics and quick processor.

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    TFish221, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 03:36:46 UTC.

    Awesome and versatile tool. A MUST HAVE!!

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    steveww11, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:49:46 UTC.

    Great computers if you can afford them.

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    gabriellebove, Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:19:49 UTC.

    This is a GREAT computer- you can get refurbed cf-29s for a lot less than what's listed at toughbookexchange.com though. Comes with a warranty too.

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    dep64, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:49:51 UTC.

    This is one tuff piece of equipment. I'm glad are department went to them.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 06:19:42 UTC.

    If you like the CF-29, the CF-30 will blow your mind!

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    taz22i, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:53:39 UTC.

    Too bad my Department did not chose better software. Also, the keyboard is "tight."

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    Anonymous, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 23:49:44 UTC.

    My Dept has a mix of 29's and 30's. My 29 hasn't given me any trouble, and has surprised me at the fact it will run in high in-car temps. It does have to warm up when it is pretty cold though. No complaints about the unit itself, but we did have a bunch of touchscreens go out on us. Warranty fixed luckily.

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    mikect03, Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:14:07 UTC.

    Used a CF-28 for years and now a CF-29. It work great and takes a beating. A little on the pricey side but I didn't pay for it thankfully. It does its job very well. I lose the signal frequently as I'm in Chicago like another reviewer stated.

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    TexasDPS32, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:00:31 UTC.

    Reliable and Tough! Luckly I didn't have to pay for it, but I am definitely pleased with this product!

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    PhrozenSmoke, Sat, 14 Mar 2009 02:04:26 UTC.

    If you are using the Panasonic CF-29, it's worth the money to upgrade to something like the CF-30, which is what we use at the DC Metro Police. The CF-30 fixes many problems and manufacturing short-comings of the CF-29.

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    police_interceptor, Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:56:13 UTC.

    "very good pc for patrol cars"

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    4187, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:38:26 UTC.

    WOULD BE LOST WITHOUT IT

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    Bjs470, Sat, 28 Mar 2009 05:11:17 UTC.

    Love the rubber keyboard, this thing will take a beating

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    Anonymous, Sun, 29 Mar 2009 01:50:36 UTC.

    Very good and reliable computer. The light up key board is great for night shift. Very dependable.

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    JMeaders, Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:25:26 UTC.

    Great computer and lives up to its name. Keeps working great in the Redding heat (up to 116 on average in summer) and in the Redding cold (as low as 36 on average in winter). Have no problems at all.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 03 Apr 2009 03:12:45 UTC.

    Great MDC........a bit bulky but it sure does live up to its name!

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    SgtDJ, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:28:18 UTC.

    With WiFi and a cellcard thsi product goes anywhere. I have takin it into crime scenes and filled out my report while on scene, or finished paperwork sitting at a park bench. With our mobil data system I can keep constant track of all the action and my troops without having to worry about damage to this product. I would however recommend the soft keys vs the hard keys. My soft keys are lghted and easy to see at night and much faster and eisier to type, the hard keys a lot of errors are made if not hit hard enough and are not lighted making it so you have to use a back light at night to see the keys. Yes I'm a looking typer, and not a tough typer. lol

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    Anonymous, Wed, 27 May 2009 07:00:54 UTC.

    great piece of gear

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    Anonymous, Fri, 29 May 2009 07:18:58 UTC.

    Best computer for law enforcement. Has outlasted any other computer we have used in the past.

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    ACecala, Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:37:18 UTC.

    Good and fast and absolutely indestructable. Well worth the price.

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    BCDeputy2006, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:40:07 UTC.

    Good computer for the car.

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    heatherchernen, Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:02:30 UTC.

    Rugged and dependable; still the best computer of its kind. Never an anachronism.

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    militarypolice09, Fri, 29 Jan 2010 01:19:10 UTC.

    one word "Tough"

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    CRfan1ne, Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:34:05 UTC.

    Works Great

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    joshwheelis, Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:48:33 UTC.

    Great tool, as long as you don't get the digitized pen feature for the touchscreen... other than that love it.

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    MockTertl, Thu, 01 Apr 2010 20:29:37 UTC.

    Long known for rugged durability, performance and reliability I have been very pleased with the Panasonic Toughbooks as long as I have been selling and supporting them. Well worth the extra cost.

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    Navy2012, Wed, 15 Sep 2010 01:50:16 UTC.

    Looks like tough computer. . . good for law enforcement use

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    ModernDaySamson, Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:20:10 UTC.

    This is an AWESOME computer..Im going to get one for personal use...You can buy Refurbs on Ebay for less than $500.

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    wittcop, Wed, 02 Feb 2011 03:09:16 UTC.

    will do the job

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    PanasonicToughbook, Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:27:13 UTC.

    www.PanasonicToughbooks.net Black Hawk Toughbooks are the most Rugged Notebook PC's, with the unique Rubber Knobby Protector and Paint Scheme. We offer the CF-29, CF-30 and CF-18 Refurbished Rugged Laptop for SPECIAL FORCES and BLACK OPS. For $350 - $550 range, these machines are equipped with F-16 Falcon SIM with Flight Controller. These machines are equipped with GPS and TOPO North American Geographical Tracking for Hikers and Outdoors man. Each machine is equipped with a Panasonic Toughbook Hard Drive Caddy, and Panasonic Battery. At www.PanasonicToughbooks.net It's seen quite rightly the reference model for real outdoor notebooks, with style and performance. Designed after the classic STAR WARS J-type 327 Nubian Royal Starship, the Black Hawk CF-29 Toughbook BLACK and CHROME are robust like no other laptop and is optimally prepared for the harshest conditions of use in all areas. Shocks, drops, heat, cold, dust and damp present no risk to the www.PanasonicToughbooks.net . Thanks to the Intel Pentium M 738 1.2 to 1.6 GHz Processor for the most demanding use. Once a $4500.00 device, today it's available to anyone for 1/10th the cost. If you fly UAV's Work around heavy equipment, Drive Bradley vehicles in the high desert, or just want to show off the coolest machine for computing, The Black Hawk CF-29 is the candidate. ContactUs@PanasonicToughbooks.net *Additional Charges Aapply.

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    bstites, Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:28:16 UTC.

    I absolutely love these laptops. I want one for personal use BUT they are a little spendy...

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    sirenlights2634, Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:20:02 UTC.

    better computer for the officers to use.

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    southpore1, Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:48:21 UTC.

    The notebook has been proved to be a durable product in the NYPD

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    TheYetti, Tue, 04 Jun 2013 05:01:00 UTC.

    Nothing to say, if you've used one you know what I mean.

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