CF-33 Early Pre-US-Release Info:

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Hmmm.
Interesting
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#5 Post by Rob »

The CF-33 will have a RED backlit emissive keyboard. A first for Panasonic.

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#6 Post by Karl Klammer »

i realize that the disk/ssd is no longer hotswapable, which used to be one of the marketing bullet points for shiftwork facilities.
does anyone know if the disk/ssd is at least user-upgradeable?

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#7 Post by Rob »

Karl,

I can assure you that they were never *hot* swappable. Cold, yes. Turn off, remove, put new one in, turn back on!

The SSD's will NOT be swappable just like the CF-20's aren't as they are an M.2 chip in the tablet it's self. Has to be this way in order to slim it down and make it 48% thinner than the CF-31!

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Re: CF-33 Early Pre-US-Release Info:

#8 Post by Karl Klammer »

thanks for the info, rob
on a related note: :wtf:

EDIT: Rob is way to fast, so this second part was added after his reply:
so basically.... they turned toughbooks into ... thinkpads with some rubber bumpers and gorilla glass?
well, at least they got rid of the cf31 fans... one step forward, turn 90° left, turn 90° left again and take two more steps forward? :boing:
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#9 Post by Rob »

Nothing WTF about it LOL :) haha.

Everyone wants thinner and lighter, they have to cut something... Honestly 99.999% of my customers never cared about the HDD/SSD being easily removed. It's not an issue for the mainstream market.

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#10 Post by kode-niner »

Yeah well, in my opinion, they shouldn't try to please everyone with the same models. There will always be soldiers, firemen, construction workers, law enforcement, first responders and other professionals who need their equipment to "just work" and don't care about it being pretty.

Then you have the rest of the masses who look at our toughbooks and exclaim "wow man cool laptop I wish I had one" and it all goes downhill from there.

mainstream, schmainstream.
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