The Toughbook FZ-40 is here!!

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Re: The Toughbook FZ-40 is here!!

#21 Post by Michael AU »

theoak2 wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:35 am
Michael AU wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 1:45 pm The only thing that is missing from it for me is a parallel port, the CF29 was the last unit to have them and I use them for tuning cars.
If your software works with newer OS, there are USB to parallel adapters.
The software is Kalmaker it is MS-DOS based but works through to Windows ME, it doesn't work with NT based Windows. It works with FreeDOS and DOSBox. I have tried adaptors but they don't work even on machines that can run the OS' that work. This is why I love my 29s so much.
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Re: The Toughbook FZ-40 is here!!

#22 Post by theoak2 »

Long live your 29!
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#23 Post by Rob »

I'll have a Toughbook 40 in my hands on Monday!

More to come later! :)

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Re: The Toughbook FZ-40 is here!!

#24 Post by Michael AU »

They aren't even being advertised in Australia yet.
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#25 Post by kode-niner »

Rob wrote: Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:01 pm I'll have a Toughbook 40 in my hands on Monday!

More to come later! :)

Thanks!
So, Rob! You should have had plenty of time to play with it. Is it everything we hoped for? :pbjt:
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#26 Post by Michael AU »

They are starting to advertise them online now in Australia. They aren't available yet but can be pre-ordered. Only 1 website, not Panasonic, has prices and an i7 machine is approximately AU$7500. I think I'll be waiting a while before I get one.
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#27 Post by Rob »

I have a couple in stock if you guys want any!

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~Win10 Pro (Win11 DG), Intel Core i5-1145G7 (up to 4.4GHz), vPro, 14.0" FHD Gloved Multi Touch, 16GB, 1TB Samsung SSD, Intel Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, 4G EM7690, GPS, Quad Pass (BIOS Selectable), Mic and Infrared 5MP Webcam, Standard Battery, TPM 2.0, Emissive Backlit Keyboard, Dual Batteries, USB A + HDMI + Serial X-PAK, Shoulder Strap, Flat~
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#28 Post by theoak2 »

Missing the forum activity, and appreciating Rob hosting this forum. When my rich uncle dies, I originally planned to buy a ToughBook 40 from Rob. (Unfortunately, my uncles have all died, and none of them left me a thing!!) But I would love dearly to get one of these!!!

Who knows, if I drink heavily enough, it may happen?
CF-31 MK4 with 8 GB Ram, 500 GB SSD, Webcam
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#29 Post by ADOR »

When you drink enough a lot happens. Usually not what you want though. LOL.

Some of the new toughbooks I just don't like. Style wise. But this looks like one I would. But It will be awhile before they hit the used market. If I really needed a newer computer I could see about buying one. Just can't justify that right now.
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#30 Post by mklym »

I am back working as a pipefitter. I need to run Autodesk NaviWorks program and I think my 31Mk3 will be lacking in the hardware dept. I can not find a Linux alternative to NaviWorks so I am looking at an upgrade to my laptops. Is the new FZ-40 a good choice or would a tablet be better? PM me with questions and/or details about units. Thanks Rob.
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