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10/30/2020 2:42:12 PM
Posted: 9/1/2015 7:20:36 PM EST
So, I recently bought a toughbook cf-31 mk2 and am looking for ideas on a couple upgrades. I'm open to suggestions even if they aren't what I want to hear.

I need a webcam solution. I've looked at usb clip on ideas and I'm not wild about them. I'd love a high quality solution I can mount in the case. Looking at things, I have room on the top of the lid in one of the plastic antenna covers to mount a small caseless unit. Only I'm not finding any small caseless units for sale. I'd love one that works on usb protocol so i can solder it to the usb inside the lower case.


I'm interested in adding the thumbprint scanner in. I know there are people selling upgrades for the cf-30 and they look very similar, but noone seems to have done much with the cf-31 yet to know what they'll accept.

and third,

I'd like to add in a modem. I know they were/are optional on the mk-31 but mine didn't come with it. Before 9 million questions come in, I need a modem for the work i do. I can use a usb modem but would rather have an inbuilt solution.

Here are the basics in case it matters:

cf-31 mk2

i5-2320m processor
16gb ram
500gb solid state drive
dvd drive
WWAN 4g lte card

Thanks for any and all thoughts!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 9:01:45 PM EST

Link Posted: 9/2/2015 7:59:19 AM EST
Bump for the morning crew
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 8:22:58 AM EST
That is a super tough question because toughbooks are so picky in some regards.  Especially with internal modems and their bios.  The knowledge to work with them is not a common thing.  What makes it worse is their naming convention... Since they tend to not change the names in any logical sense.
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