Panasonic has recently released two new cool laptops that belong in the tough category, they are code named CF-30 and CF-19. The important detail of Toughbooks is the protection that it offers and therefore the extended durability that it can achieve, it can support a lot of damage that other laptops can’t and passed some interesting tests, such as:
- 26 drops from a height of 36 inches – and it still worked after all the strikes
- vibration tests to use the laptop on ground vehicles (read big car)
- water resistance – you can drop water on the keyboard and it will continue to work
- high and low temperature tests
- dust and altitude resistance
Ok, so after the small intro on the Panasonic Toughbook series I’m happy to reveal the 2 new products which consists of a convertible Tablet PC a.k.a. CF-19; and a clamshell notebook a.k.a. CF-30. Both have a great “cover protection” that actually is a magnesium alloy case. There are better laptops out there in terms of performance, but in terms of “protection” these two are probably the best ones.
Anyway, inside they feature the latest Intel Core Duo processors and a 80GB hard-drive that can work in awful conditions, like when the vibration gets worse while you are on a plane or on a car trip. In the RAM memory department, it comes with a standard of 512MB but this can be expanded to 4GB. Other cool features include the four wireless options that both devices offer: WLAN, WWAN, GPS, bluetooth; and being “backwardly compatible” meaning that old accessories still work with the freshly launched notebooks.
Via Notebook Review