Why Toughbook?

Incredibly durable, intensely reliable Panasonic Toughbook mobile PCs

Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers protect your data while delivering a high level of performance. Engineered to withstand drops, spills, dust and grime, Toughbook computers go wherever the mission demands, ready to perform in spite of harsh environments or rough handling. Rugged reliability, low total cost of ownership, impressive certifications and outstanding accolades from customers and reviewers are just a few of the reasons why Toughbook computers keep winning over the world's toughest users.

Core Manufacturer

Panasonic controls virtually the entire manufacturing process, from design through delivery. Unlike most computer manufacturers, Panasonic builds many of the critical components in its products and assembles them at its own facilities using Panasonic-built robotics and internally developed processes. This allows for superior design, top-quality construction and ultimately, a more reliable and durable product.

Superior Materials

Because Panasonic is a core manufacturer using superior materials and stringent quality control processes, Toughbook mobile computers are approximately six times more reliable than standard laptops. Inside and out, Toughbook mobile computers are packed with the best materials and technologies available for mobile computing. toggle

Features on many Toughbook mobile computers include:

An all-magnesium case to assure superior resistance to drops and applied pressure.

Shock-mounted hard drives with proprietary foam technology developed by Panasonic to protect against drops and vibration, which can lead to data loss. And, quick-release hard drives employ metal enclosures that encase both the shock-mounting foam and the hard drives to protect them when they're removed.

Innovative technologies, such as custom-built heat-pipe assemblies to funnel heat away from sensitive internal components. These technologies also eliminate the need for fans, a major point of failure and contributor to dust and moisture ingress.

The latest Intel® processors, delivering innovations such as multi-core mobile performance, greater power efficiency and vPro™ technology.

Advanced LCD technology, along with anti-glare and anti-reflective features, provides excellent outdoor visibility for fully-rugged models.

Embedded Wireless

Most computer companies add generic wireless cards into the bodies of their laptops where the cards are exposed to both internal and external interference. Panasonic has created a better solution by designing and manufacturing its own embedded wireless antenna directly in the body of the laptop. Panasonic is the only company in the industry to design and manufacture its own antenna, a design that exceeds major carrier requirements. This proprietary integrated wireless solution helps ensure uninterrupted communications for less downtime and greater productivity.

Extreme Testing

Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers must endure torturous tests at Panasonic R&D and quality assurance facilities on a daily basis. These rigorous tests have been ongoing for more than a decade as Panasonic technicians continue their quest for even higher levels of computer reliability and performance under the harshest conditions. The technicians are so demanding that more than 1,000 Toughbook mobile computers are deliberately damaged every year, just to determine how tough they really are. toggle

To ensure that Toughbook computers exceed MIL-STD requirements, technicians subject the computers to a battery of factory tests. For example, the hinges on all Toughbook models are factory tested to survive 50,000 cycles, and keyboards must last for 25 million keystrokes. Panasonic's commitment to quality—at both the component and finished goods level—results in a total of more than 500 checks and tests before, during and after production, on every unit built.

Financial Advantages

The quality, durability and reliability of Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers translate into significant financial advantages. In situations that would damage conventional computers, rugged Toughbook computers keep performing. As a result, users eliminate costly repairs or replacements, and avoid wasting time to recover lost work. The bottom-line results are compelling: lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and greater return on investment (ROI) over the computer's useful life.