Meet Panasonic’s New Tough Laptop CF-20 That Is Water, Dust, Shock and Even Freeze Proof

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While typical desk jobs require regular computers and laptops, some workplaces are exposed to harsh conditions and excess mobility. Thus necessitating the use of rugged laptops. Rugged laptops are specifically designed to face extreme conditions. So if your lifestyle or job is not suited for delicate gadgets which fall apart in a jiffy, then it’s a good time to meet the Panasonic Toughbook CF-20.


The 2-in-1 fully rugged laptop from Panasonic has been designed specifically to fulfill the unconventional business needs of such enterprises which work under extreme conditions. It is also the world’s first fully-rugged, detachable laptop that easily detaches to become a 10.1-inch tablet.

Rugged mobile business tool

Rugged laptops are becoming increasingly popular today as a growing number of companies continue to diversify. Entering new fields of business requires a greater need for mobile computing, and Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-20 seems to be just perfect for this purpose.

Giving an edge to enterprises, this Toughbook can be used in 6 different modes to meet every business need., Possessing up to 20-hour swappable battery life, with a purpose-built vehicle mount and a desktop port replicator, this Toughbook manages to provide a new level of versatility as a ruggedly mobile business tool.

Built for challenging environments

The laptop’s 1.76 kg body is made of magnesium alloy with polymer and elastomer edge protectors to survive under harsh conditions. Sustaining high-intensity knocks and falls, it is suitable for rugged places of work including field services, utilities, oil and gas, transportation and logistics, healthcare, insurance, public safety and defense.

Built to military specifications like MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F, which include an IP65 water-proof and dust-proof rating, the Toughbook CF-20 is water, dust, shock and even freeze-proof when exposed to extreme scenarios. Also, if you want to operate it in extremely cold temperatures, you can continue working with your gloves on due to its glove enabled multi-touch screen.

Just in case you drop it in water, its rubber plugs will protect the ports against damage. Further, Its SSD drive is fitted with a heater that allows it to operate well even in extremely cold conditions.

Sophisticated Technology

Some notable connectivity features of the Toughbook CF-20 include a USB, SD card reader, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, and an optional 4G LTE and GPS. Prolonged workdays will not be a problem with the Panasonic CF-20 rugged laptop, as its 2,600 mAh battery can be swapped with an optional bridge battery that allows hot swap battery replacement for continuous use.

It runs on Windows 10 Pro, powered by the 6th generation 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro processor (up to 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost) with Intel HD Graphics 515.  It also features a 128GB SSD (up to 512GB) and 8GB of RAM. Users can opt for the Windows 7 Professional as well. Additional features include a 2D barcode reader and an internal storage of 256GB. This laptop also has an option of an additional storage for either 256GB or 512GB.

Highly sensitive display

This hybrid laptop has a 10.1-inch screen which runs with the latest IPS outdoor display technology. Its multi-touch display is also sunlight-viewable, and so is perfect for outdoor environments. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1200p which is stronger than any Full HD display in smartphones.

The Toughbook CF-20 is going to be your work time companion whether you are going at higher altitudes or to a hot and humid landscape. It is further backed by a three-year limited warranty. This is an added advantage of this rugged piece which is already built to withstand extreme conditions.


Vishal Gaikar

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