Toughbook setup for Az w/ GPS software $400
This is best for someone in Arizona or Colorado but usable to anyone anywhere.
I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-50
and on ebay they are around $450....
The only difference between the above spec's & mine is that my RAM has been upgrades to the 768 max and it is a Pent 1.6ghz oh yeah and it has a DVD-CDRW drive so you can watch movies and burn disc. The battery has a good lift in it. The screen is a breeze to see in full sunlight. Yeah the case has wear but those are badges of honor
It is running WinXP just fine with Office installed in can you want to do something besides navigation
Also the built in WiFI works great with nice range.
Here is the best part it includes Oziexplorer setup with all the Topo and Aerial photo maps for the entire state of Az!!! I will also leave my waypoints and tracks for the trails I have run so you can go on those without any work. This is worth $100 for Ozi and I paid $100 for the maps ready to go. However with ozi you can load all the maps you want for free from the USGS...I was just lazy to get started and bought the maps already setup.
It also includes Iguidance for street & named dirt roads. I have used TomTom also and I find Iguidance to be much better. The southwest US is already loaded but I can change which states are on the HD for you. This is another $100 value on this laptop.
I have used in without trouble in Arizona and if you are planning on going to the Summit I can include Topo maps for Colorado for free on disk, you will just need to load them....very easy.
This is the gps puck I use and it works great. If you don't have a gps I will toss this in for another $50 just so you have a ready to go setup. I won't be getting my replacement laptop for a bit so I have time to order me another puck.
The only other thing you will need is a DC Auto charger which you can get off ebay for around $20 shipped, just search laptop dc charger and grab 1.
So you get a $450 laptop, with $300 worth of softare & maps, yep $750 worth for only $400. And if you need a gps then $50 gps you ready to hit the trail.
Please respond here even if you pm so everyone can see the order. I don't want anyone to get upset feeling they got undercut.
If you aren't sure about laptop mounts go to jeniko.com and look at those.
Last edited by 1leglance; 01-25-2008 at 07:30 AM.
cigar smoking, wilderness first responding, ham talking night nurse who is overland certified and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.....
now everyone say "so what where have you been lately?"