Panasonic Toughbook

Today (19th September 2010) is the last day of Panasonic at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, where they showcase how tough is their toughbook.

Panasonic Toughbook Road Show

Panasonic Toughbook Road Show

It is really appreciative for Mariam to tour us around on a Saturday afternoon even though it is not her working day. Thank you Mariam.

Whenever people wanted to have a durable notebook, someone will always suggest toughbook. Personally, I do know that toughbook is durable and it is until I come to this road show it amazes with my eyes.

We have heard about splash proof and waterproof notebook, and down here is it 100% water resistance. One station with constant water flowing on the notebook and Mariam is still able to type and under this condition.

Water Resistance

Water Resistance

Another station where Justin Lee actually stands on top of toughbook and even tried stamping it. Pretty tough huh.

Standing on Toughbook

Standing on Toughbook

Stamping on Toughbook

Stamping on Toughbook

What’s more, he even throw the toughbook a couple of times from chest level at different angles. Needless to say, the toughbook still works well.

Throwing

Throwing

As we knows electronics sometimes breakdown when there is a extreme change in temperature.  We were told that toughbook is able to work under extreme weather from -20 degrees to 70 degrees.

Temperature Test

Temperature Test

Of course, this is the rugged series of toughbook. There are different series for different purpose.  Like this clinic toughbook for healthcare solutions like hospital and business toughbook for people like me who might damage my notebook accidentally sometimes. The business toughbook which particularly interest me is the battery life and weight. It can runs up to 8 hours of power on time, perhaps 6 to 7 hours of working time for me. Even though with such long battery life, what impress me is that this business toughbook weigh only 1.26kg and with a DVD super multi drive.

Toughbook CF-W8

Toughbook CF-W8

With all the upside on toughbook, Tech65 is not biases about Panasonic, we also share with you the downside.

A couple of us feel that the circular touchpad is perhaps a little small and awkward and the outlook is slightly thicker than other notebook.

Toughbook CF-W8

Toughbook CF-W8

With normal usage, the toughbook really stands out for its durability. However, for techies who require more RAM like 8GB or 16GB, you might need to request for tailor made toughbook to suit your taste. Yes, toughbook can be tailor made. The usual RAM is about 4GB.

To find out more about tough book, do visit their road show today or visit Panasonic website for more details.

For more photos, visit Justin Ng Panasonic Toughbook Album

Do note that all the testing done is approve by the management of the roadshow. Do not try this on your notebook. Tech65 takes no responsible if damage is done on your personal notebook.

  • Mariam

    Hey Justin,

    Was my pleasure bringing you guys around! Kopi the next time round 🙂

    Cheers,
    Mariam

Justin Ng
Email Justin Ng at: justinng at tech65 dot org or visit his blog
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