If you need a laptop that can withstand some serious abuse, you need a properly rugged machine. It doesn't have to be an absolute brick, but strapping it with added protection never hurts. Whatever you need one for, these are the ones to consider.
First introduced in 2017, the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 (CF-33) has gone to be the best-selling laptop and rugged tablet on the market. It is now refreshed for 2021 with more options, improved performance, and the latest tech for first responders and those in the military. Here's our review of this supremely badass Windows PC.
Simple, wired in-ear headphones. Built-in microphone lets you take remote calls. Compatible with Apple and Android devices, although you will need an adapter if there's no jack. Conform to your ears and come with different sizes to pick from.
The batteries can be recharged up to 2,100 times. They maintain 70% of their charge after ten users of not being in use. They come pre-charged via solar power so you can use them right away. Don't have to fully drain them to recharge, either.
Panasonic is expanding its rugged ToughBook line with the new Toughbook 55. This is the first ToughBook to include USB-C connectivity, and its modular design means it's easy to access and upgrade key components as the need arises.
Is your Windows 10 tablet guaranteed to survive a fall of more than a meter? Does it have twin hot-swappable batteries? A 12-inch 1200nit QHD display? The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 does all that and more.
Panasonic has announced plans to release the 4.7-inch Toughpad FZ-F1. Based on Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise. the highly rugged smartphone will go on sale sometime in the fall of 2016 for the price of $1,599.
Panasonic has announced the Toughbook 20, the latest in its line of rugged devices and one of the first to use Windows 10. The company says it is also the first 2-in-1 rugged laptop, with a detachable keyboard and display. It goes on sale in February 2016 for $3,099.
Panasonic plans to launch a new version of its standard 20-inch Toughpad 4K tablet, running on Windows 8.1 sometime in July. It will contain some hardware improvements and a price tag of "just" $2,999, which is half the cost of the current $5,999 version. The tablet will still have the same impressive 3840x2560 LCD display in a 15:10 aspect ratio, but it will also add an HDMI 2.0...
Part of the fun of events like Mobile World Congress is not only the new devices, but getting to see ones you'd never normally come across in every day life. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 is one such device that we saw while hanging out with Microsoft's OEM partners division in Barcelona. You won't see many around, but it's the toughest Windows Phone there is. Windows and Windows...
Panasonic has introduced a new, all-in-one mobile point of sale tablet, the Toughpad FZ-R1. It's a 7-inch Windows tablet. It features an integrated PIN pad, a magnetic stripe reader, and support for EMV and NFC payment methods. In addition to Windows 8.1, there will also be a version of the Toughpad running Windows 8.1 Pro. The device is powered by an Intel Celeron processor, with 2-...