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2012 Model Laptops and Notebooks that Feature a Serial Port (RS-232)

I was recently asked to source laptops with an integrated serial port which is becoming harder and harder in this day and age.

Thankfully a few vendors still fit the trusty RS-232 port to some models and I have outlined these models below.

2012 Models

HP ProBook 6570b Series

P/N: B6P78EA – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5270277

P/N: B6P79EA – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5270278

P/N: B6P81EA – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5270280

P/N: B6P78ET – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5281632

HP EliteBook 8570p Series

P/N: B6P98EA – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5270297

P/N: B6P99EA – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5270298

P/N: B6Q00EA – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5270299

P/N: B5V88AW – http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=5268988

Toshiba Tecra A11 Series

P/N: PTSE0E-0M9052EN (TECRA A11-1FR) – http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Tecra-A11-1FR/1118527/toshibaShop/false/

P/N: PTSE0E-0M6052EN (TECRA A11-1F4) – http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Tecra-A11-1F4/1117375/toshibaShop/false/

P/N: PTSE0E-0MJ052EN (TECRA A11-1HP) – http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Tecra-A11-1HP/1119159/toshibaShop/false/

P/N: PTSE0E-0MC052EN (TECRA A11-1FP) – http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/product/Tecra-A11-1FP/1118524/toshibaShop/false/

I will try and update this Post as new models become available, please feel free to add your comments if you are aware of an other currently available laptop brands/models that feature a seial port.

Ntfs.sys – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Ntfs.sys – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

11-Jan-2016 – 6.1.7601.19116 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121255 – “0x00000024” Stop error in FsRtlNotifyFilterReportChange and copy file may fail in Windows

08-Jan-2016 – 6.1.7601.23318 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3121255 – “0x00000024” Stop error in FsRtlNotifyFilterReportChange and copy file may fail in Windows

07-Nov-2014 – 6.1.7601.22863 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2535094 -Server stops responding when you lock or unlock files on a network by using the SMB2 protocol in Windows

13-Feb-2014 – 6.1.7601.22602 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2885209 – Event ID 55 is logged on a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based file server

14-Feb-2014 – 6.1.7601.18397 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2885209 – Event ID 55 is logged on a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based file server

24-Jan-2014 – 6.1.7601.22580 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2928562 – Event 55 when you copy an encrypted folder to EFS shared folder in Windows

24-Jan-2014 – 6.1.7601.18378 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2928562 – Event 55 when you copy an encrypted folder to EFS shared folder in Windows

03-Dec-2013 – 6.1.7601.22529 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2914680 – I/O delays in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

03-Dec-2013 – 6.1.7601.18331 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2914680 – I/O delays in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

19-Sep-2013 – 6.1.7601.22460 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2885209 – Event ID 55 is logged on a Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based file server

10-Jun-2013 – 6.1.7601.22352 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2866695 – An application stops responding when a file has a circular reference in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

10-Jun-2013 – 6.1.7601.18179 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2866695 – An application stops responding when a file has a circular reference in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

12-Apr-2013 – 6.1.7601.22297 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2840149 – MS13-036: Description of the security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys): April 9, 2013

12-Apr-2013 – 6.1.7601.18127 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2840149 – MS13-036: Description of the security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys): April 9, 2013

12-Apr-2013 – 6.1.7601.22297 – Ntfs.sys – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2814923 – “0x0000009E” Stop error and disk volumes cannot be brought online on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster

12-Apr-2013 – 6.1.7601.22297  – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698155 – An application does not read or access a file correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

12-Apr-2013 – 6.1.7601.18127  – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698155 – An application does not read or access a file correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

07-Feb-2013 – 6.1.7601.22244 – Ntfs.sys – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2814923 – “0x0000009E” Stop error and disk volumes cannot be brought online on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based failover cluster

02-Feb-2013 – 6.1.7601.22240 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2782476 – Application freezes when an NTFS volume contains a circular directory reference in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

05-Feb-2013 – 6.1.7601.18072 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2782476 – Application freezes when an NTFS volume contains a circular directory reference in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

16-Nov-2012 – 6.1.7601.22167 – https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698155 – An application does not read or access a file correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

16-Nov-2012 – 6.1.7601.18005 – https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698155 – An application does not read or access a file correctly in Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

18-Oct-2012 – 6.1.7601.22137 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511 – An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

29-Sep-2012 – 6.1.7601.22123 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764302 – “0x0000001E” Stop error occurs intermittently in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

06-Sep-2012 – 6.1.7601.22108 – Ntfs.sys – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2754784 – You receive many event ID 55 NTFS errors in the System log on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

31-Aug-2012 – 6.1.7601.22104 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2739159 – Files are corrupted after you encrypt them with ECC certificates by using the EFS feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

31-Aug-2012 – 6.1.7601.17945 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2739159 – Files are corrupted after you encrypt them with ECC certificates by using the EFS feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

06-Aug-2012 – 6.1.7601.22079 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2739159 – Files are corrupted after you encrypt them with ECC certificates by using the EFS feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

06-Aug-2012 – 6.1.7601.17922 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2739159 – Files are corrupted after you encrypt them with ECC certificates by using the EFS feature in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

06-Jun-2012 – 6.1.7601.22012 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2639043 – A robocopy command updates DACLs incorrectly in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

17-May-2012 – 6.1.7601.17843 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708811 – Data corruption occurs when a sparse file undergoes random write stress in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

09-May-2012 – 6.1.7601.21990 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708811 – Data corruption occurs when a sparse file undergoes random write stress in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

27-Apr-2012 – 6.1.7601.21981 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707576 – “STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION” error message when you try to open a highly fragmented file on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

05-Apr-2012 – 6.1.7601.21958 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698155 – On-demand antivirus scans do not work as expected in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

06-Mar-2012 – 6.1.7601.21936 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2680906 – Robocopy.exe utility incorrectly skips some files during the file copy or backup process in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

03-Mar-2012 – 6.1.7601.21935 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967351 – A heavily fragmented file in an NTFS volume may not grow beyond a certain size

07-Feb-2012 – 6.1.7601.21917 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646535 – Significantly slower directory tree replication performance when you use the Robocopy command in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

16-Sep-2011 – 6.1.7601.21820 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2618914 – A hotfix is available that adds the FileFsSectorSizeInformation information class to Windows 7 and to Windows Server 2008 R2

16-Sep-2011 – 6.1.7601.17693 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2618914 – A hotfix is available that adds the FileFsSectorSizeInformation information class to Windows 7 and to Windows Server 2008 R2

19-May-2011 – 6.1.7601.21730 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2532153 – The content under an NFS share root may not be listed on an NFS client when the NFS share is mounted in Windows Server 2008 R2

11-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21680 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018 – An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available

11-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.17577 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018 – An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available

20-Jan-2011 – 6.1.7601.21645 – Ntfs.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979350 – SharePoint Workspace 2010 or Groove 2007 clients who are provisioned to Groove Server Relay in Windows Server 2008 R2 may experience a synchronization failure

Errata.inf – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Errata.inf- Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

09-Mar-2012 – 6.1.7601.21939 – Errata.inf – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687190 – Computer that supports the iLO 3 feature cannot enter hibernation in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

12-Feb-2011 – 6.1.7601.21659 – Errata.inf – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496744 – A black screen is displayed when a Windows 7 SP1-based or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer tries to enter hibernation

12-Feb-2011 – 6.1.7601.17559 – Errata.inf – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2496744 – A black screen is displayed when a Windows 7 SP1-based or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer tries to enter hibernation

Storport.sys – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

Storport.sys – Pre Service Pack 2 Revision History for Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1  and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

05-Apr-2014 – 6.1.7601.22648 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2957775 – System crashes during I/O traffic after you install a Host Bus Adapter on a computer that’s running Windows Server 2008 R2

05-Apr-2014 – 6.1.7601.18438 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2957775 – System crashes during I/O traffic after you install a Host Bus Adapter on a computer that’s running Windows Server 2008 R2

04-Feb-2014 – 6.1.7601.22589 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908783 – Data corruption occurs on iSCSI LUNs in Windows

04-Feb-2014 – 6.1.7601.18386 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908783 – Data corruption occurs on iSCSI LUNs in Windows

13-Jul-2013 – 6.1.7601.22383 – Storport.sys – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2871163 – No warning logged when the Storport miniport driver tries to use more than 8 SCSI buses in Windows Server 2008 R2

13-Jul-2013 – 6.1.7601.18209 – Storport.sys – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2871163 – No warning logged when the Storport miniport driver tries to use more than 8 SCSI buses in Windows Server 2008 R2

08-Nov-2012 – 6.1.7601.22155 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780444 – “0x0000012E” Stop error occurs when an application sends a 12-byte SCSI opcode to an iSCSI target in Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

08-Nov-2012 – 6.1.7601.17993 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780444 – “0x0000012E” Stop error occurs when an application sends a 12-byte SCSI opcode to an iSCSI target in Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

18-Oct-2012 – 6.1.7601.22137 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2775511 – An enterprise hotfix rollup is available for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

12-Oct-2012 – 6.1.7601.22133 – Storport.sys – x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2769701 – Slow disk write performance when you use a back-end SAN on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

19-Sep-2012 – 6.1.7601.22114 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732471 – Data becomes corrupted when a storage miniport driver tries to copy data to RAM in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

19-Sep-2012 – 6.1.7601.17956 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732471 – Data becomes corrupted when a storage miniport driver tries to copy data to RAM in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

05-Jul-2012 – 6.1.7601.22045 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732471 – Data becomes corrupted when a storage miniport driver tries to copy data to RAM in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

05-Jul-2012 – 6.1.7601.17888 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2732471 – Data becomes corrupted when a storage miniport driver tries to copy data to RAM in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2

17-Dec-2011 – 6.1.7601.21879 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2654363 – Computer crashes when you use Driver Verifier to monitor Storport.sys if you disable the HBA in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

01-Dec-2011 – 6.1.7601.21870 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646761 – The startup process stops responding on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has many processors and Fibre Channel adapters installed

04-May-2011 – 6.1.7601.21720 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528357 – Nonpaged pool leak when you disable and enable some storage controllers in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

04-May-2011 – 6.1.7601.17610 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528357 – Nonpaged pool leak when you disable and enable some storage controllers in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

18-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21686 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2468345 – Computer intermittently performs poorly or stops responding when the Storport driver is used in Windows Server 2008 R2

18-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21686 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2511500 – “0x0000007E” Stop error after you perform a hot removal of a PCI device in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008 R2, in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

11-Mar-2011 – 6.1.7601.21680 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018 – An update that improves the compatibility of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Advanced Format Disks is available