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Durability

Each Panasonic Toughbook® is designed and manufactured to meet a level of durability matched to an intended work environment. The range of Toughbooks cover the ruggedized Toughbook 18, Toughbook 27, Toughbook 29, Toughbook 34, Toughbook 01, Toughbook 07 and MDWD (Mobile Data Wireless Display), and include models with selected durability features like the remaining semi-rugged models.

Independent Agency Tested At the very least, each Toughbook features a magnesium alloy LCD case, 20 times stronger than ABS plastic, to protect this critical and expensive-to-replace component. Other models include full magnesium cases to protect all system components. Hard disk drives are equipped with various degrees of shock insulation to protect mission-critical data from the dangers of shocks, bumps and drops. Some Toughbooks also offer spill-resistant keyboards to provide protection from the spills and splashes that are a frequent part of mobile computing environments.

The key to choosing the right Toughbook is to consider your work environment and your performance and feature needs - your Panasonic representative or reseller will help you understand which Toughbook is the right choice for your particular business requirements.



Keyboard beating Test

handle test

The Drop test was performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure IV (Transit Drop Test)

drop test


The Water Resistance test was performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810F, Method 506.4, Procedure III (Drip).


The Humidity test was performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4 (Aggravated).


The Vibration shall be performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810F


Every Toughbook features a full or partial magnesium case to assuring superior resistance to exterior effects like bumps, drops and knocks

handle test
outdoor test

drop test


Reliability
Panasonic's most rugged Toughbooks have been designed using MIL-STD-810F test procedures to measure levels of environmental reliability. Created by the U.S. government, the MIL-STD-810F specifications cover a broad range of tests that measure the durability of equipment used under harsh conditions. From the MIL-STD-810F test menu, Panasonic selected those that most closely reflect the challenges that mobile professionals face in the field, on the road, and in the office. These tests include drop-, shock-, moisture-, dust- and vibration-resistance, exposure to extremely low and high temperatures, and many others.

Passed the Test
And even though Panasonic conducts these environmental tests in Their own factories with Their own equipment, They didn't stop there. After They finished Their in-house tests on the ruggedized Toughbook 18 , Toughbook 27 and Toughbook 29, They gave it to one of the leading independent environmental test agencies in the United States to repeat all of the tests again. In the end, the results confirmed Their own: the Toughbook 18 , Toughbook 27, Toughbook 28 and Toughbook 29 passed all challenges without failure.

Testing Procedures
And while not every Toughbook is designed to be as ultra-rugged as the Toughbook 18, Toughbook 29 or Toughbook 34, tests like the MIL-STD-810F help Panasonic to understand how to design all of Their Toughbooks with the best focus on durability features for the type of user and work conditions.