• Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2: Awful Tough

    Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2: Awful Tough

    The Toughbook has always been a tough sell. It’s always looked like a cross between a robot turd and the chest-plate for dirt-bike armor. It looks like they’ve improved this design considerably this time, offering a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 2GB RAM and 160 GB hard drive with an optional 128GB SSD. Read More

  • Panasonic Shows 2 New (And Impressive) TOUGHBOOK Models

    Panasonic announced [JP] two new models from their TOUGHBOOK series of extra-sturdy and durable notebooks today. And both the CF31 from the TOUGHBOOK 31 series and the CF19 from the TOUGHBOOK 19 series boast some pretty impressive specs. Read More

  • Panasonic announces lightest 14" Toughbook yet: the F9

    Panasonic is rolling out the F9, the latest in its Toughbook series of ruggedized laptops. The 14.1″ laptop features a spill resistant keyboard, can survive a drop from one foot to a “non-yielding surface” while off, as well as drops from 30″ (a little over the height of an office desk) while running. It packs an Intel Core i5 processor, integrated DVD drive, and 320GB… Read More

  • Panasonic announces the two updated Toughbooks

    While the rest of the world is going nuts trying to make the next MacBook, Panasonic keeps chugging away, releasing laptops that look for all the world like computing devices designed for Robocop to use in the bathroom. And that’s a good thing. Let’s say hello to the Panasonic CF-T8 (above) and the CF-52 (below) Toughbooks. The CF-52 is a i5-based laptop has 2GB RAM and 250GB… Read More

  • Panasonic's Toughbook H1: a tablet for you and your favorite hazardous environment

    Pretend you’re Gordon Freeman. Who am I kidding, you’ve been doing that for years — so this should be easy. The lab is self-destructing around you, a resonance cascade has just torn open a hole in the universe, and there are soldiers everywhere with orders to kill you on sight. You need a tablet, but what with the rocket launcher and seven other weapons, your HEV suit can… Read More

  • Panasonic rolls out new Toughbooks with Windows 7 and 16 hours of battery life

    Panasonic’s Let’s Note (aka Toughbook) series is the favorite choice among many Japanese hackers. And today the company announced [JP] two new notebooks from the series with Windows 7 on board. Panasonic says their 16 hours of battery life is unmatched in the industry. Read More

  • Video Review: Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook

    Panasonic approached us a few weeks ago offering a Toughbook CF-30 to test in any way we saw fit. Rather than a lot of fancy lab tested, we decided to run over the laptop with a Toyota RAV4. The laptop, surprisingly, survived almost unscathed. These laptops are huge. The model we received is built like a tank. All of the ports are protected by waterproof flaps and the case itself locks with… Read More

  • More pics of the Panasonic Toughbook's trip to the zoo

    Who says that the zoo is boring? I would pay money to see a tiger play with a Panasonic Toughbook. Good money, I tell ya. [PSGallery=7l0ia10grlf] Read More

  • A Panasonic Toughbook vs a tiger and elephant

    Panasonic’s Toughbooks have legendary strength but I doubt any of us ever considered them tough enough to survive a white tiger or Asian elephant. I didn’t. The last “durable notebook” I tested failed with a 4 foot drop. But the Panasonic Toughbook that Forbes tested took a .22 bullet and still booted after being used as a chew toy. Impressive. Read More

  • Panasonic updates its W8 Toughbook in Japan

    Panasonic has announced a new Toughbook today [JP], a special version of its W8 notebook, which is also on the sale in the US. The new Japanese premium edition has no release date for overseas markets yet, however. Read More

  • Panasonic touches up the Toughbook

    Panasonic has upgraded their Toughbook 52 series of semi-rugged notebooks. And like you may know, these aren’t much competition for the usual crop of 15.4 inch laptops. But when it comes to surviving in hospitals or braving the battlefield, they are unparalleled. Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook heats up healthcare on the go

    It doesn’t have specs, it doesn’t have a model number, hell it doesn’t even have a name, but it’s cute. Like picking up a hot chick at a bar, you don’t know quite what you’re gonna get. However, with this little number chances are you might just get lucky. Based on Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant Platform, the Atom powered Toughbook from Panasonic… Read More

  • Panasonic gets rugged with Atom: 4-foot drop approved!

    Today Panasonic introduced the U1, an Ultramobile ruggedized handheld Toughbook designed for on the go computing. Created for in-the-field professionals, the super durable notebook weighs in at just over 2 lbs. By using Intel’s Atom processor the U1 gets a full-blown processor, allowing for a full-featured OS. Panasonic announced the new notebook onstage today at IDF, marking the point… Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbooks Get Upgrade

    Panasonic announced today the launch of the Toughbook 52, which replaces their venerable Toughbook S1 of year’s past. As with previous Toughbooks, it’s designed to withstand spillage and droppage — this one can take drops of up to 2.5 feet on all sides without cracking a crack. However, this one improves over the last-gen by giving you some Santa Rosa chip action, a… Read More

  • Panasonic Upgrades Wireless WAN in Toughbooks

    months of rough treatment, but it keeps on going. My iPod has the same story, as does my Powerbook, now a year old. But I take it relatively easy on my gear compared to some of you, those working construction jobs, who are on the road half the time, or are in scientific labs where anything can happen. Panasonic’s got your back with new upgrades to its Toughbooks. Many pros swear by… Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Video Interview from CTIA

    This is a bit long, but Vincenct from Slashgear was nice enough to film me talking with the folks at Panasonic Toughbooks. Check out my double chin! Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Line With WAN

    Just got a good look at the Toughbook line from Panasonic. I’ve always liked these things – nice round touchpad, great materials, excellent battery life – but take a look at this monster. This is the T5 ($1,899), an ultralight toughbook with touchscreen and – get this – a hand strap. You hold it like a book and rather than having a swivel screen, you just tap on… Read More