Laptop for Lowri – update

Well, I met Lowri over lunch at The Anchor Inn, Oldbury-on-Severn. In about a week, Lowri is off on the Four Borders Expedition, which is the British Universities Kayak Expedition 2007.
A couple of months ago, I had a desperate plea from Lowri, informing me that she’d killed her laptop, and was going to need one for the expedition… could I find a way to provide one.

So last weekend I finally was able to deliver a refurbished Panasonic Toughbook CF-28, which I bought from Icex. When I first asked my Head of Department if he could provide money for a machine – he said no, as he thought it was going to be fairly expensive, but after I did some desperate searching around, I found this one at a price which he could afford.

Hopefully, she’ll find it difficult to destroy this machine, and we’ll get some really good reports back about this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Best of luck Lowri, and come back in one piece.

3 Replies to “Laptop for Lowri – update”

  1. Richard,

    Thanks once again for your efforts in finding me the laptop and funding for it! The laptop was extremely useful for abcking up our photos and writing our blogs without having to spent hours in internet cafes.

    The trip was awesome: we paddled first decents and big mutliday rivers completely self supported. The team blog ( is still being updated with stuff we got up to while there was no net connection!

    We have now started our ‘lecture tour’ and I am hoping to do one in aber (chatting to the sports and societies officer to arrange a date, time and place)… would be great to see you there!



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