STEP 1c & 2c: CAC READERS FOR LAPTOP COMPUTERS
CAC Readers are available for your laptop.
Click the pictures below to find online businesses selling it
NOTE: 'Most' new laptops do not have these slots anymore, so, if you are upgrading in the near future, I'd recommend you look for a USB type instead (like the first one shown below).
ONCE YOU'VE DECIDED WHICH READER YOU ARE GOING TO PURCHASE AND / OR DOWNLOADED THE DRIVER, PROCEED TO STEP 3
NOTICE: The links to vendors / products is an attempt to save you time searching for the specific item, by linking you directly to the item shown. You will notice I have multiple [when I can find] vendors to choose from. I have no personal preference as to who you decide to purchase from. I am not endorsing any particular product or vendor, I'm merely informing you what works and where you can purchase a CAC reader from.
These first 2 readers are not specifically for laptops, but are the smallest readers I've found. Also, know that a lot of the newer laptops are not coming with PCMCIA or ExpressCard slots anymore, so USB is the way to go for future.
SCR-3500 Smart fold mini USB Smart Card Reader
ACR38U-TFC Pocket Mate Smart Card Reader
Mac friendly (except when using Firefox)
If you have an available ExpressCard slot on your laptop, you can purchase one that will fit in the slot.
Lenovo GemPlus ExpressCard Smart Card CAC Reader (works with Vista & 7)
If your laptop slot looks like the one below, you have a PCMCIA slot not ExpressCard
Windows XP users may need this driver
Alternate driver download locations:
OTHER TYPES OF READERS TO CONSIDER
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Last Update or Review: Monday, 14 October 2013 19:48 hrs
The following domain
names all resolve to the same website: ChiefsCACSite.com,
CommonAccessCard.us, CommonAccessCard.info, & ChiefGeek.us
The following domain names all resolve to the same website: ChiefsCACSite.com, CommonAccessCard.us, CommonAccessCard.info, & ChiefGeek.us