What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

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What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by Alex tuynman » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:38 pm

What should I look for in a laptop to use for work. Connecting to pumps atgs etc. Let me know what you use! Thank you

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Post by xardoz » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:56 pm

IBM T60 with XP


Works with everything
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Re: What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by ATLTech » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:32 am

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 MK5
Windows 7

That's what I use. The good thing is if you do some shopping you can pick one up for about $300-$400 with a new SSD. It has a 10inch screen which can be too small for some but is nice when you don't have counter space. It does NOT have an optical drive. Not a big deal since sapphires are going away and you can always use an external. After owning a few Toughbooks I would never consider anything else for work use.

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Windows XP

Another great option that's cheaper, has a bigger screen and optical drive.

I would stay away from XP. Everything will work fine on Windows 7.

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Post by tchavis1989 » Wed May 11, 2016 8:59 pm

Alex tuynman wrote:What should I look for in a laptop to use for work. Connecting to pumps atgs etc. Let me know what you use! Thank you
panasonic tough book by far! i've had mine for going on two years now with no issues in extreme heat/cold ... even dropped it waist level the other day by accident only for it to land on the edge of my brick steps ... scuffed/dented the bottom casing however is till going strong!

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Re: What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by xardoz » Thu May 12, 2016 11:00 pm

Our techs have had their T60 for 6+ years
Except for dropping them :roll:
We are migrating to the T4xx series
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Re: What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by MalikPanda » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:27 am

You can try Lenovo G50. Its working well for me.

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Re: What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by termdoc » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:45 pm

We've been using Dell D830's - XP Pro
Let me know if you want to buy one - I have four for sale.
I have one PCMCIA Express Card with two serial ports also. Load three things at once.

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Re: What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by tara » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:51 am

I recently bought HP Notebook - 15-ac119tu. It is working fine for me.
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Post by pen10 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:54 am

termdoc wrote:We've been using Dell D830's - XP Pro
Let me know if you want to buy one - I have four for sale.
I have one PCMCIA Express Card with two serial ports also. Load three things at once.
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I am interested could please let me know the price
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Re: What is the best laptop to buy for a Petroleum tech

Post by Alex tuynman » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:19 pm

termdoc wrote:We've been using Dell D830's - XP Pro
Let me know if you want to buy one - I have four for sale.
I have one PCMCIA Express Card with two serial ports also. Load three things at once.
We are interested in your laptops email me @tdenterprises_alex@outlook.com

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