Laptop recommendations for diagnostics on the truck.

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  1. mark69

    mark69 Bobtail Member

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    What is a good laptop to run truck diagnostic software on?
     
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    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    Lots of Panasonic toughbooks out there in this role, cause they have a good chance of surviving the 5ft tumble from the drivers seat.
     
  4. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I have just a standard windows 10 laptop with a 15” screen. It works fine.
     
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    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Whatever flavour you like, but I would look at getting something with solid state storage instead of a hard drive. It will be less prone to failure from the inevitable bumps or even drops.

    Personally I'm a fan of Chromebooks and the like, with most of my work in the cloud. However I do a lot of work with and for people in far-flung locations, so collaboration and sharing is easy-peasy.
     
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    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Roger that. I did replace my hard drive with an SSD.
    Also have a Chromebook flip for general browsing.
     
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