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Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 CPU, 2GB DDR2, 160GB HD, DVDRW, 12.1" (1024 x 768) LCD, WiFi N, 3 Yr warranty, Win XP EXPIRED

manIneedAdeal 147 February 6, 2011 at 11:26 AM in Computers (14)
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Promoted 02-11-2011 at 07:57 PM View Original Post

Panasonic is having a sale on it's Toughbook CF-W8. Apply coupon code TBW8F&F to drop price to $379 and $23 shipping. Thanks jmueller44 & manIneedAdeal

Specs:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU9300
  • 2GB DDR2
  • 160GB hard drive (shock-mounted and removable
  • DVD Super MULTI Drive with Dual Layer Support
  • 12.1" 1024 x 768 XGA LCD
  • Intel GS45 (GMA 4500MHD video controller)
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Draft-N
  • Bluetooth v.2.0 + EDR (Class 1)
  • Lithium ion battery pack (10.8V, 5800mAh) - 6 Cells
  • 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
  • Weight 3.0 lbs.
  • Global Mobile Broadband Internet –Gobi Technology (EV-DO Rev. A., HSPA)
  • Windows XP Pro SP2

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Edited February 18, 2011 at 02:40 PM by redsolar
Just wanted to update if anybody is still looking at this laptop. The price is down to $379 with a different promo code. TBW8F&F

https://www.toughonline.com/busin...tem=389481



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Why this notebooks lives up to its hype:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRq3RtFuVZg
This commercial sucks this is a much better --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uu2Ev4BrPc

Here are some test videos:
Monkey test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCFHVXdSCfs
More official test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1_HuxVUTEg
I hope I'll get my to abuse Smilie

Some Reviews:
http://www.itpro.co.uk/609407/panasonic-toughbook-cf-w8-review
http://www.ruggedpcreview.com/3_notebooks_panasonic_w8.html
http://www.buytough.com/tb_w8.asp
http://www.trustedreviews.com/laptops/review/2008/12/13/Panasonic-ToughBook-Executive-CF-W8-Preview/p1
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Revi...682.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Pana...749.0.html

Manual:
ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/pub/panasonic/toughbook/oi/W8-operating-instructions-XP.pdf

Some information to make any buyers feel better about their purchase, and perhaps justify to the wife Wink The current model is the W9, and it is almost the same model, with a few tweaks - bigger hard drive, Windows 7, same proc w/ faster clockspeed, but most notably longer battery life. The W9 came out just under a year ago.

W9 Overview, Google Translate [google.com]

W9 Specs, Google Translate [google.com]

Translated W9 listing on Amazon JP [co.jp] That price is about $2300.

Translated W8 listing on Amazon JP, downgrade model [co.jp] That price is about $1400.

Global Mobile Broadband Internet –Gobi Technology (EV-DO Rev. A., HSPA) listed above as included is NOT included. It is listed as an option in the ordering process ($250) and has been reported as an option in emails from the vendor.

Please note that this model does NOT have Windows 7 x64 drivers. The Windows 7 x86 driver pack can be found Here [tpgweb2.net].

March 4, 2011, 3:13 am: System Notice: This thread has been automatically renewed after reaching a post limit. Most of its content has been moved to this thread for reference purposes.

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#16
Yeah, I'm hoping deals like sears Sony Z carbon fiber notebook deal can come back. It was $400+. Much better deal.

Quote from jameslinux View Post :
I was quite annoyed at first, and then angry but now I feel pretty good knowing my order was cancelled. Everything happens for a reason, I sure a better laptop deal will come around soon enough. My x120e better not be cancelled or I'll be pissed for sure, but this W8 I can live without.
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#17
Cancelled my order. It's been almost a month since I ordered and more then half a month since I received a tracking number. My item never shipped but I was charged though. Called today, and the guy that answered was almost kind of rude and didn't want to talk to me. Just waiting for my refund if it ever post.
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Quote from Marabunta View Post :
I was told that if your credit card was charged and a notice sent to FedEx you will receive the laptop. It does not matter if your shipping status has been updated to show that it was picked up by FedEx because they still have a lot of charged orders to fill.
My CC wasn't charge, but i did received FedEx tracking number, does it mean i am still getting the toughbook?

Thanks
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Quote from Fryeguy211 View Post :
Cancelled my order. It's been almost a month since I ordered and more then half a month since I received a tracking number. My item never shipped but I was charged though. Called today, and the guy that answered was almost kind of rude and didn't want to talk to me. Just waiting for my refund if it ever post.

This means I might not get my W8 after all. Card was finally charged two days ago, but I have yet to receive any shipping notice. I will give them one more week before disputing.
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Does anyone have a tutorial on hackintoshing it? Thanks!
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Quote from ryk1998 View Post :
are we at risk if credit card charged fully last week but no shipping information?
I ordered mine on 02/12, CC was charged on 02/18. I did not receive a ship confirmation email so I emailed Zoz this morning. My unit showed up this afternoon.

So, if you want the laptop badly enough, you might want to wait.
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#22
ordered on the 12th, had several letters from Zoz saying my order was fine.

got this email this morning from Zoz:

Quote :
You card declined.
Absolute lie, confirmed this with VISA. I even wrote back and offered another CC.

got this message a few minutes ago:

Quote :
If your card has NOT If your card has NOT already been charged, your order will NOT be processed. We have committed all of our w8 inventory and we are not able to take additional orders. If you have an outstanding order that has NOT been charged to your card already, that order will be automatically cancelled. If your card HAS been charged, your order will ship over the next few days.



As we clearly outlined in the terms of this program, we reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason. We would like to fulfill each and every order, however, due to the limited availability of this product, we will be unable to fulfill all of the demand.



We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have additional interest in Panasonic Toughbook products, please visit our website at http://www.toughonline.com



Thanks again!



The Direct Sales Team
Screw these aholes!

Mad
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#23
if we are collectivley p od enough even if we receive our w8's we could wing them at bizco's office and then pick them up and be on our way none the worse for wear...might make a good utube video...btw I am still waiting to see if I got one
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Quote from CordaroyFog View Post :
Does anyone have a tutorial on hackintoshing it? Thanks!
Or dual boot?
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#25
I've wanted to give Bizco the benefit of the doubt, but there has been entirely too much douchebaggery in their order processing "system" (and I use that term lightly).

It's readily apparent that they are used to channel sales and have not the first clue when it comes to retail sales. They need to stick with wholesale...
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Is it better to dual boot or to VMWare?
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#27
UPDATE:

2/12th:
ordered.
2/17th:
email: still interested?
responded.
2/18th:
email: T&C
responded.

3/03rd:
email: Fed-Ex picked up for delivery. Tracking number.


Now:
- find some cheap ddr2
- figure out if I can install Win-7-Pro 64-bit
or, if I must use 32 bit.
etc.
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Quote from heavyharmonies View Post :
It's readily apparent that they are used to channel sales and have not the first clue when it comes to retail sales. They need to stick with wholesale...
I'm glad they didn't I couldn't guarantee that they would be anywhere close to this price if someone else got their hands on them .
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Quote from youngbilly View Post :
Or dual boot?
You'll have to run a patched kernel. Booting from USB with Chameleon didn't work properly. Well, Chameleon worked properly, but there was a kernel panic when it tried to load the setup. I'm not interested enough in figuring out the solution, as I already have a MacBook.
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Quote from ychen07 View Post :
I guess these guys just filled orders in random order. I got order# 1249111 but no luck.
I said it before:
Clearly it's random, random (like Cheech's hair plugs from "Things Are Tough All Over" [youtube.com]).

I hope you get some luck.
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