Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 / toughbook 30

Panasonic ToughBook CF-30Summary: 13.3″ “Fully Rugged”, Late 2006, optional touchscreen, Intel Core Duo L2400 (Low Voltage)

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Product Name: Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 / toughbook 30
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Manufacturer: Panasonic
Announced: October 16, 2006
Available: Late 2006/Early 2007
Status: Replaced by newer CF-30/ToughBook 30
Price: Originally $4699 Base, can be found for less
Markets: Worldwide

Related Laptops:
– Replaced by newer ToughBook 30
Rayservers Panasonic CF-30 Crypto ToughBook is based on the CF-30
– Replaces the Panasonic ToughBook CF-29

– “Fully Rugged” : Meets Military standards MIL-STD-810F for durability/toughness
– Full Magnesium alloy case with rugged hinges
– Daylight-readable LCD + optional touchscreen
– Moisture- and dust-resistant LCD, keyboard and touchpad
– Sealed ports and connector covers
– Shock-mounted hard drive (removable)
– Laptop is drop and vibration resistant
– Display: 1000 nit (touchscreen models), 500 nit LCD brightness (non-touchscreen models)
– Hardware on/off slide switch for wireless
– Optional backlit keyboard
– Optional GPS Receiver
Pre-installed replaceable screen film for touchscreen protection

Manufacturer’s Description:
Out in the field or down in the dirt, the durable Panasonic Toughbook 30 is built to take a beating. MIL-STD-810F tested for ruggedness, 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.

Panasonic ToughBook CF-30

CPU: Intel Core Duo Low-Voltage (LV) L2400 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 Centrino
Front-side Bus: 667MHz
Memory: DDR2
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 4GB (2 slots)

Display: 13.3″ TFT Active Matrix Color LCD, Daylight-readable, 1000 nit (touchscreen models), 500 nit LCD brightness (non-touchscreen models)
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Touchscreen: Optional
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel® Mobile 945GM (Intel GMA 950)
Graphics Memory:
Other: VGA Out (1280×104)

Hard Drive: 60GB or 80GB
Optical: CDRW/DVD-ROM or DVD SuperMulti Dual-Layer in “Multimedia Pocket”
Other: Shock-mounted hard drive (removable)

Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN 802.11a/b/g
Modem: 56K
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® v.2.0 + EDR
Mobile Broadband: Sprint and Verizon Wireless networks ready – EVDO, HSDP

Audio Chipset: SigmatelTM STAC9751T AC-97 v.2.1 Compliant Audio Codec
Speakers: 1x front-facing speaker
Audio I/O: Headpone/speaker-out, microphone/line-in
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394a
PC Card: PC Card Type I/II, ExpressCard/54
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Other: keyboard volume/mute control, optional port replicator, Serial port, Optional GPS Receiver

Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional
Other: Trusted platform module (TPM) security chip v.1.2, Computrace® theft protection agent in BIOS, optional SmartCard reader
Password Security: Supervisor, User, Hard-disk Lock
Wireless Authentication: LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP
Wireless Encryption: CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit and 64-bit WEP, Hardware AES

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows® XP Professional SP2
Other Software: Setup, Diagnostics, DMI Viewer, Online Reference Manual, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 Drivers:

Options: Lithium Ion 8.55Ah (overcharge protection), Second battery can fit in “Multimedia pocket”
Battery Life: Up to 7.9 hours depending on options

Width: 11.9 inches / 302mm
Depth: 11.3 inches / 287mm
Height: 2.8 inches / 71mm
Weight: 8.4 pounds / 3.8kg (with battery, floppy drive, handle)

Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 Reviews / Articles:
Ziff Davis ( – Review – July 19, 2007
TrustedReviews – Review, July 5, 2007 – November, 2006