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Panasonic Toughbook 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and durability. The battery and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the portability, and reviews about the size and design are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Panasonic Toughbook 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The performance and battery also get good views.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Panasonic Toughbook 30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability. The portability also gets good feedback, but the price and image quality get less positive reviews.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Toughbook W8 - Core 2 Duo SU9300 / 1.2 GHz - Centrino 2 with vProPanasonic Toughbook W8 - Core 2 Duo SU9300 / 1.2 GHz - Centrino 2 with vPro

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Stevens (

Durable faceoff and torture test: Panasonic's Toughbook 30 vs. GammaTech's Durabook D15RP


It seems like a bit of a rip-off -- if you want a laptop that won't shatter when its shiny little form slips out of your fingers as you run to your next meeting/target you have to pay a hefty premium to get something dull and durable. And, if that...

Bulletproof construction ; Solid performance ; Handy touchscreen

Massive heft ; Poor ergonomics ; You'll pay a premium

Mar, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Panasonic Toughbook 30


This fully rugged notebook can handle all sorts of abuse and lasts nearly a full workday on a charge.

Extremely durable ; Touchscreen display ; Great battery life ; Good wireless range

Weak graphics performance ; Heavy ; No optical drive

The Toughbook 30 includes the latest security features, including a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip and a Computrace theft-protection agent, which resides in the system BIOS and has the ability to track the laptop if it's lost or stolen. Other...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Outrigger (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 User Review


Panasonic has been making fully rugged U.S. military standard 810F notebooks for a number of years, catering to those that need to take their computer into some of the most extreme environments in the world. Recently, Panasonic introduced the fully...

Can be used in almost any environment ; Built-in handle for portability ; Extremely long battery life ; High quality ; Rigid screen lid ; Can be used as a weapon

Not for the faint of wallet ; No bleeding edge hardware ; Heavy and bulky ; Expensive upgrades ; Not made for gaming

I am more than satisfied with the Toughbook and it is everything Panasonic advertised it to be

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: John Breeden II (

Panasonic Toughbook 30


Even though the Toughbook 30 is a bit of an anchor, it's the most rugged laptop in this roundup, suffering not a scratch in all our testing. If you absolutely, positively have to make sure your data and apps survive, the Toughbook 30 is the way to go.

Long battery life; fast processor; extremely rugged

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Bill Fulks (

Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook PC Review


The CF-30 is the most rugged of the Toughbook series of notebook computers from Panasonic, and is made to work in places where most computers wouldn't survive.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: John Biggs (

Video Review: Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook


Panasonic approached us a few weeks ago offering a Toughbook CF-30 to test in any way we saw fit. Rather than a lot of fancy lab tested, we decided to run over the laptop with a Toyota RAV4. The laptop, surprisingly, survived almost unscathed. These...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Bill Fulks (

Panasonic DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive for CF-30 Toughbooks


Pansonic's CF-VDR302U DVD/CD-RW combo drive is a bit overpriced, but it's something you'll most likely need for your CF-30 Toughbook computer.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: staff (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 review


The world's toughest laptop just got tougher

Unbeatable build quality ; Reasonably good performance for a niche product

Slightly hazy display

This laptop is designed for one purpose, and is perfectly suited to it

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 Rugged Notebook


Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough...

Feb, 2011

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-30


The Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 is ruggedly designed with the alloy magnesium frame and mounted screen for the shock and ports. It is water and dust resistant of up to IP54 level of ingression protection. It comes in 1000 nit brightness. Users will also...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Out in the field or down in the dirt, the durable Panasonic Toughbook 30 is built to take a beating. This brawny workhorse is encased in magnesium alloy, with durability designed into every seal, hinge and connector. Plus, as the industry's fastest fully rugged mobile PC, it's built for lightening-quick processing and wireless connectivity. Communicate in real time from remote areas, access databases online and run sophisticated software applications even in the harshest environments. The Toughbook 30 is vibration and drop-shock resistant.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/7.9hour(s)/7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB/6MB


Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.384 / 0.797
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics


Country Kits:North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic/Panasonic DVD MULTI Drive/Panasonic Toughbook

Input Device

Type:Emissive backlit keyboard / Touchpad / Touch-screen/Emissive backlit keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Emissive backlit keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad / Stylus/Keyboard / Touchpad/Rubber backlit keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Rubber backlit keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0/CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0 / HSDPA/CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / HSPA/HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / Fax / modem / cellular modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11a/b/g

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-RW / DVD-RAM/None

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:L2400/L7500/SL9300
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo L7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo SL9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo SP9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 17 / 25
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:36686 / 36691 / 36695 / 36697 / 52229 / L7500
Processor package size:22 / 35


Data Integrity Check:Non-ECC
Form Factor:MicroDIMM 172-pin/SO DIMM 200-pin/SO DIMM 200-pin / MicroDIMM 172-pin
Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB/512MB / 2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Memory Specification Compliance:PC2-3200/PC2-4200/PC2-5300/PC2-6400
Memory Speed:400MHz/533MHz/667MHz/800MHz
Registered or Buffered:Unbuffered
Storage Capacity:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM
Upgrade Type:System specific

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty /5 years warranty


Drive Type:DVD writer
Enclosure Type:Plug-in module
Product Type:DVD-RW / DVD-RAM drive
Type:Disk drive

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None

Storage Removable (2nd)

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/80GB/80GB / 160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA 950/Intel GMA X3100
Type: None