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 Post subject: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:38 am 
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As my CF30 still rests att the bottom of a lake, and my CF-29 is well past its prime, its time to nab so.ething rugged to replace them.

Been looking at the GD8200 on ebay, looks like a solid rig for 300 bucks. Whats the verdict on these? Do they get the job done? Special issues?

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:49 am 
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Nice 2nd gen i7 cookie! Not as good as a CF-31 IMHO though!

Since GD has folded their rugged laptop division it will be VERY VERY hard to get parts for these so keep that in mind!

Why not snag this for a tad more? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Tough ... Sw4CFY5PPT

You can put whatever HDD/SSD you want in it as it has the caddy!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:51 am 
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BTW,

GD is the 3rd largest US defense contractor in the world... Guess which rugged laptop they use now? That's right, Panasonic! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Rob wrote:
Nice 2nd gen i7 cookie! Not as good as a CF-31 IMHO though!

Since GD has folded their rugged laptop division it will be VERY VERY hard to get parts for these so keep that in mind!

Why not snag this for a tad more? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Tough ... Sw4CFY5PPT

You can put whatever HDD/SSD you want in it as it has the caddy!! :)

Thanks!


Because that one, for instance, doesn't ship internationally. I'm located in Sweden. I fact very few ship internationally.

As for the parts, even with toughbooks, there is no parts market here. I have to import everything from the US, so its cant be that much worse.

I really dont want to be unfaithful to Panasonic, the Toughbooks have served me so well. Even if i'm always a few generations behind due to economic reasons. But at this point the GD is the most bang for your buck.

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:51 pm 
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I would be willing to put a 10% buyers premium on whatever you want to buy and sell it to you as I do ship to Sweden.

As a matter of fact my Fedex rates are insane too. I'd bet I can ship you a CF-31 for only around $75 USD or less via Fedex International Priority.

You can buy that item and have it shipped to my office and I'll charge shipping + whatever the 10% fee is for whatever you're buying.

It's up to you.

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~New 11/13/14 Donations thanks to everyone at Toughbooktalk: IBM xSeries 3650/2 x Xeon X5560 2.8GHz/16GB RAM/8 x 600GB 10KRPM SAS RAID 5/3.71TB Space/Win 2008 R2/3000VA + 1250VA Battery Backup~
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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:24 pm 
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I think i'm just gonna go with a semi-local (UK) Toughbook CF-19 MK5. The price is basically the same. I foolishly assumed the GD had a higher res screen than the crappy XGA in the CF-19. Turns out that is not the case. From what I understand the performance difference isn't that drastic, and i feel more comfortable with toughbooks anyway.

EDIT: Assuming i can find one that has working touch. Seems to be uncommon...

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:27 pm 
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ares93 wrote:
I think i'm just gonna go with a semi-local (UK) Toughbook CF-19 MK5. The price is basically the same. I foolishly assumed the GD had a higher res screen than the crappy XGA in the CF-19. Turns out that is not the case. From what I understand the performance difference isn't that drastic, and i feel more comfortable with toughbooks anyway.

EDIT: Assuming i can find one that has working touch. Seems to be uncommon...

Don't. Buy this 19 Mk6 on eBay UK instead: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-DEAL-PANA ... 2429199852

Mk5's for 350 GBP are a rip off. Mk6's on the other hand not so much.


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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:48 am 
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User32 wrote:
Don't. Buy this 19 Mk6 on eBay UK instead: http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-DEAL-PANA ... 2429199852

Mk5's for 350 GBP are a rip off. Mk6's on the other hand not so much.


True, but the MK5s are nearly full spec, and this i as barebones as you can get if i'm reading the breakdown sheet correctly. Can always add spare ram and one of the dozen ssds i have laying around, but retrofitting​ everything else is a bitch.

CF-191G50DE is what i got from the seller.

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:51 am 
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I know I have been happy with the performance of my 19 Mk5. For fun I loaded Skyrim on it just to see if it would handle it. (I have tried Skyrim on a 19 Mk3, 74 Mk4 Just to see if it would play, I would but was very choppy and just about unplayable during a big battle) On the Mk5 I have about 4 hours of gaming on it and it plays smooth with no problems. And that is with out a SSD in it.

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 Post subject: Re: Itronix GD8200
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Probably not going to see much gaming. Nothing i play will run on it. Hell nothing i play runs on my SP4 either...

Writing though, probably gonna do a lot of that.

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