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Panasonic Toughbook 28

The CF-28 is a rugged notebook PC that stands up to the vibration, shock, water and dust encountered in the field. At construction sites or on patrol,...

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“2 Year Old Panasonic CF-28”

published 08/01/2005

ProVery robust and sturdy case

ConsA little slow when compared to newer laptops

The Panasonic CF-28 comes in many flavourers, the CF-28 I use has the following specification. RAM: 512MB CPU: Pentium III Mobile 800 MHz Hard Disk: 512 GB Operating System: Windows 2000 Weight: 3.6Kg Physical Characteristics Left Hand Size CD and Floppy Disk Drive Module Bay. Back Serial Port...

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published 05/08/2007

one of the best rugged laptops i have ever bought for my personal and business use it has stood well, if there was ever a nuclear bomb that wipe out all of man kind the only thing left will be a panasonic toughbook, and its not fiction its true facts.............

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Product Information : Panasonic Toughbook 28

Manufacturer's product description

The CF-28 is a rugged notebook PC that stands up to the vibration, shock, water and dust encountered in the field. At construction sites or on patrol, it withstands environments that are simply too rough for ordinary PCs. Toughbooks have already earned high praise for robustness at a variety of work sites. The Transflective LCD on the 12.1-type LCD model uses external light as its light source. This means that as the day gets brighter, the screen gets brighter. On a clear, sunny day, screen brightness can reach 850 candelas - that's more than seven times as bright as conventional models. There's less glare, too, thanks to new anti-reflection coating technology that reduces reflectivity to just 0.5%. You get a clear, easy-to-read display even outdoors - a big improvement over conventional touch-screens. Indoor viewing is also fine, thanks to backlighting that assures good readability. Plus, the 13.3-type LCD model features an anti-glare screen that improves viewing ease and comfort even when there are reflections from outdoors. The CF-28 offers a host of communications options to meet virtually every working situation you might face. In addition to the standard built-in modem, an optional Wide-Range Wireless function lets you download data from the field without having to connect to another PC or peripheral. The CF-28 is also optionally wired LAN, wireless LAN and GPS functions ready for office use. An internal damper protects the display, absorbing impact and preventing bending or twisting. The surface of the LCD screen is water-resistant, and a rubber seal around all screen edges protects the unit even if water gets inside the casing. The CF-28 is especially designed to endure long use in sunlight. Its silver case suppresses excessive temperature rise of the LCD panel when used in direct sunlight and minimizes the possibility of pixel blackouts on the LCD. The CF-28's hard disk drive is protected by a damper and case, and the LCD is also protected by a damper. The casing is made of a tough magnesium alloy, giving the CF-28 its revolutionary ability to withstand a 3-foot drop. You don't have to worry about the CF-28. Its rugged design means you can concentrate on the job even when the going gets rough. Keyboard circuitry is thoroughly sealed for water protection, and integrated with the keyboard and touch pad in a single panel that is itself sealed from the PC's interior. Therefore, even if water enters via key gaps, it cannot reach the CPU and other internal circuits. Integrated with the keyboard, Pressure-Sensing Touch Pad pointing device is water resistant. It operates in response to pressure, so you can control the cursor even with wet hands, while wearing gloves. Highly reliable, it avoids the dust and dirt collection problems of track balls. All connection terminals have aluminum covers and rubber seals, eliminating openings that could let in dust or water. The terminals are also protected against dropping impact. Hinges open and close smoothly, thanks to dust stoppers that prevent dust buildup. The CF-28 casing is constructed of a durable magnesium alloy that assures superior resistance to shock. A special coating makes the entire case scratch-resistant, and an elastomer coating on the base helps to prevent the CF-28 from scratching other surfaces that it is placed on, like the hood of a car.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic Toughbook 28 - 13.3" - PIII-M - Win2000 - 256 MB RAM - 30 GB HDD

System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win2000

Processor: Intel Pentium III-M 1 GHz LV / 512 KB Cache

Memory: 256 MB SDRAM

Storage: 30 GB HDD

Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - internal / external

Display: 13.3" 1024 x 768 / XGA

Graphics: Intel Extreme Graphics

Networking: 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: Up to 4 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 30 cm x 24.1 cm x 5.8 cm

Weight: 4.1 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty



System Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium III-M 1 GHz

Cache: L2 - 512 KB

Power Efficiency: Low-Voltage (LV)

Front Side Bus: 133 MHz

Chipset: Intel 830MG

Features: Enhanced SpeedStep technology


RAM: 256 MB

Max RAM Supported: 512 MB

Technology: SDRAM

Speed: 133 MHz / PC133


Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy - internal / external

Main Storage: 30 GB HDD


Type: 13.3"

Resolution: 1024 x 768 ( XGA )

Widescreen: No

Features: Transmissive

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: AGP - Intel Extreme Graphics

Memory Allocation Technology: Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Sound: Speaker


Type: Keyboard, touch-screen, touchpad


Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Wireless Broadband (WWAN)

Technology: GSM, GPRS


Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: Lithium Ion

Installed Qty: 1

Max Supported Qty: 2

Capacity: 5400 mAh

Run Time: Up to 4 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Expansion Bays: 1 x front accessible

Slots: Memory ¦ 1 x PC Card ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 1 x infrared - IrDA ¦ 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) ¦ 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) ¦ 1 x keyboard / mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) ¦ 1 x USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x docking / port replicator - 80 PIN docking ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-in/microphone - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Adobe Acrobat Reader, DMI Viewer, Panasonic Battery Monitor


Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, moisture resistant, dust resistant

Compliant Standards: MIL-STD 810F, ACPI

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 30 cm

Depth: 24.1 cm

Height: 5.8 cm

Weight: 4.1 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years


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