Step into almost every modern electronics and telco store to find a smartphone or “phablet” that is waterproof and can withstand repeated drops onto concrete. Unfortunately, most stores don’t have rugged laptops like the Panasonic Toughbook.
In fact, rugged laptops are companies that place workers in dangerous environments or local and federal agencies with troops that require PCs to survive almost anything (police, fire, soldiers, military mechanics, etc.). Purchased almost exclusively by.
The Toughbook included an optional Panasonic CF-VEB541 docking station. This desktop docking station has four additional USB 3.0 ports, a full-size HDMI port, a VGA port, a serial port, and an Ethernet port, as well as a second power connector for charging the Toughbook while docking your laptop.
Construction and design
Like most rugged notebooks, the Panasonic Toughbook meets the general standards of MIL-STD-810G certification (withstands 3 feet of drop, shock, vibration, sand, dust, altitude, and temperature). High/low, high temperature tactics, temperature shock, and high humidity).
Panasonic refers to it as one of the thinnest and lightest semi-rugged notebooks in the world in its class, and in fact, it’s significantly thinner than the other rugged notebooks and tough books.
It is lightweight. Suppose you’re wondering if Panasonic had to make a sacrifice to make this laptop very thin and light. The answer is in Panasonic’s description of the Toughbook as a “semi-rugged” laptop. It is hidden.
The display lid and chassis are made of magnesium alloy, the hard drive has a shock-attached flexible connector, and some keyboards are spill-resistant. But with additional structural reinforcement and protection, as you’ll usually find.Is not all. It’s completely resistant—laptops such as the Getac X500 and the much older Dell Latitude E6400X FR.
The lower half of the chassis is seemingly durable, but when you touch the motherboard with your fingernail, you’ll hear an unpleasant hollow sound in the center of the chassis, suggesting that there isn’t much reinforcement. While talking about the bottom of this laptop, it should be mentioned that the main storage unit is removable thanks to the quick release, and you can put a second hot-swappable battery inside the media compartment of the panasonictoughbook.
Ports and features
Business customers and government agencies are the major reductions in legacy technology around the world. While most consumers and small businesses buying PCs today have content with several USB ports and wireless connectivity, rugged notebooks interface with the hardware that was first built decades ago. is needed. That’s why rugged laptops have seemingly old serial ports, and in some cases, PS / 2 connectors … and the Panasonic Toughbook is no exception.
The right side of panasonic toughbook includes wireless on/off switch, headphone/microphone jack, SD / SDXC card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, and a power connector. On the left side is an optional DVD drive, an optional PC card slot, and a Kensington lock slot.
The rear edge of the laptop hides a third USB 3.0 port, HDMI, a SIM card slot, an optional VGA (not included in the review unit), and an optional serial port. The front of the chassis includes both a battery status indicator light and a retractable magnesium alloy carry handle supported by a magnesium alloy slide hinge.