Decoding Panasonic CF-18 Model Number

Each letter in Panasonic CF-18 model number corresponds to a specific option installed.

MK1 – (first generation) 18B
MK2 – 18D/E
MK3 – 18F/G/H
MK4 – 18K/L
MK5 – (last release) 18N/P

Here is an example extended model number:  CF-18DDAZAMM

CF -
18 – series 18

First character is the CPU & presence of a built-in Wireless card:

B – Pentium 900Mhz (Centrino) / 802.11b+g
C – Pentium 900Mhz Ultra Low Voltage / No wireless
D – Pentium 1.1Ghz ULV (centrino) with builtin B&G wifi
E – Pentium 1.1Ghz ULV / No wifi (Federal Only)
F – Pentium M 733 1.1Ghz (centrino) / 802.11a/b/g
G – Pentium M 733 1.1Ghz /no wifi (Federal Only)
H – Pentium M 733 1.1Ghz (centrino) / 802.11b/g
K – Pentium M 753 1.2Ghz (Centrino) / 802.11a/b/g
L – Pentium M 753 1.2Ghz / no wifi (Federal Only)
N – Pentium M 753 1.2Ghz (Centrino) / 802.11a/b/g + TPM 1.2
P – Pentium M 753 1.2Ghz / no wifi /(Federal Only) / +TPM 1.2

Second character is the screen options:

C – 10.4 XGA high Bright Digitizer / backlit keyboard
D – 10.4 XGA High Bright Digitizer
E – 10.4 XGA digitizer + black cabinet
F – 10.4 XGA tablet (hazardous locations)
H – 10.4 XGA High Bright Touchscreen
J – 10.4 XGA High Bright Touchscreen / backlit keyboard
K – 10.4 XGA High Bright (Hazardous Locations)
T – 10.4 XGA Transflective

Third Character is HDD/RAM options

A – 40GB HDD / 256RAM / dual ant conn
B – 40GB / 256 / dual ant conn
C – 40 / 768
D – 60 / 256 / dual ant conn
H – 60 / 512 / dual ant conn
K – 40 / 256
L – 40 / 512
N – 40 / 256 / dual ant conn / smartcard
Q – 60GB / 512 / dual ant conn / smartcard
1 – 40 / 256 / dual ant conn / haz loc
2 – 60 / 512 / dual ant conn / haz loc

Fourth Character is WWAN (Builtin Broadband) options:

F – GPRS (Cingular)
G – Edge (Cingular) (AT&T GPRS prior to Pent M733)
H – GPRS (T-Mobile)
J – CDMA 1xRTT Verizon (no voice)
K – EVDO (Sprint) (1xRTT prior to Pent M733)
L – GPRS (Cingular)
M – EVDO (Verizon) (1xRTT prior to Pent M733)
Z – none
3 – special order

Fifth Character is extra goodies options:

A – 802.11 + GPS
B – 802.11 + Bluetooth
C – 802.11 +GPS + Bluetooth
X – base model
Z – none
1 – secured HDD Door

Sixth Character is Factory OS Options:

B – XP Pro SP2
D – Win 2k
K – XP Pro
M – XP Pro Tablet PC
R – XP Tablet MUI
V – XP Tablet 2005
X – XP
Z – no license

Seventh and final Character is origin of release:

M – N America
E – not N America
F – ”
G – ”
P – ”
S – ”
T – ”

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