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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Hello, everyone.

This may be a sow's ear into a purse question, but is it possible or even practical to install a daylight viewable display into the 74?
That has been my only real complaint with the 74. I don't use the touch screen, but I would like to take it outside, even under an umbrella or awning.

Or, should I consider moving off the 74 to another Business Rugged?

Your thoughts are welcomed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:54 pm 
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Ummm... The 74 HAS a daylight viewable screen in it already man... 1000 nits... Same exact screen as the CF-30's.....

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Not really, man. See spec. 460 isn't anything to write home about.

13.3" 1024x768 XGA daylight-readable touchscreen LCD
External video support
Anti-glare, anti-reflective screen treatments
IntelĀ® GM45 (GMA 4500MHD video controller)
460 nit LCD brightness

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:19 pm 
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That seems off to me. My mother has a 74 and side by side to my 30 (At the time) it was the same brightness.

Weird... Can anyone else confirm or am I crazy? Lol!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:46 pm 
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What's the Model #?

Meanwhile the old configurator states 460 for all.

If you want bright see if Teo (ohlip) can help with his led upgrade. My CF-52 LEDGUNTEO :) will melt glasses. Running at 1/3 most of the time. 8) I believe a 74 with a single led strip would impress you.

I don't have a 74 this minute but do they have a normal/high brightness in the bios? I think not.

If I was upgrading the 74 in your case, I would keep an eye out for a 52GUNBRAM or equivalent. Keyword GUN...this is the touchscreen 52. Uses a CF-30 size screen and LCD. Very survivable screen wise....(I drop tested mine). :eek: due to the wide bezel. And the red leds shining on the keyboard are great.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:42 pm 
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1000nit would be the models with the dual ccfl. I am pretty certain the cf29's and cf74's all had the single ccfl which is 500nit.
The cf52GUN and the cf30 touchscreen have dual ccfl. The later cf52 widescreen has a led backliight. I don't know the nit rating of it. The 500nit 13" panel can be upgraded to 1000nit by adding a second ccfl or led strips. I am waiting for my led strips/inverter to arrive so I can install them in a cf74 lcd(orig 500 nit). Then I will swap it (plug and play) into my cf30.
That's all of the nitwit I have.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:37 pm 
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If you can find a reasonably priced CF-53 (hard), they are pretty bright for outdoor use.

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I score a couple of week ago of this CF-53 i3 with dead backlight; Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191080846229?ss ... 1439.l2649
Just waiting for a new lcd to arrived and see if its all good or not.


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Sadlmkr wrote:
What's the Model #? --> CF-74GCDEKBM

Meanwhile the old configurator states 460 for all.

If you want bright see if Teo (ohlip) can help with his led upgrade. My CF-52 LEDGUNTEO :) will melt glasses. Running at 1/3 most of the time. 8) I believe a 74 with a single led strip would impress you.

I don't have a 74 this minute but do they have a normal/high brightness in the bios? I think not.

If I was upgrading the 74 in your case, I would keep an eye out for a 52GUNBRAM or equivalent. Keyword GUN...this is the touchscreen 52. Uses a CF-30 size screen and LCD. Very survivable screen wise....(I drop tested mine). :eek: due to the wide bezel. And the red leds shining on the keyboard are great.



Thanks for the feedback. When I initially met Rob over the phone regarding the move from XP to Win7, he more or less suggested the same. That is, consider moving to a 53 Refurb. But, I upgraded the OS anyway and my only bitch point is the screen, as I always have since I've had it.

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