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Panasonic Toughbook 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and usability. The performance and durability are also mentioned favorably, but the design and portability get critical comments. There are some mixed opinions about the size and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 products in the same category on People are impressed by the price.


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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic Toughbook 30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 30 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the usability and portability are on the whole positive, whereas many are negative about the image quality.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Toughbook 30 Notebook - Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz - 13.3" XGA - 512MB DDR2 SDRAM - 80GB HDD - Gigabit Ethernet - Windows Vista Business / WindPanasonic Toughbook 30 Notebook - Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz - 13.3" XGA - 512MB DDR2 SDRAM - 80GB HDD - Gigabit Ethernet - Windows Vista Business / Wind

Mar, 2019

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

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

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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

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30


MIL-STD-810F certified for ruggedness, the award-winning Toughbook 30 offers the ultimate in durability. The fully-rugged mobile computer features a 13.3\

Built to MIL-STD-810F. It���s properly rugged.

It has a big price tag and the optional extras add up.

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 Fully-Rugged Notebook


A Fully-Rugged Notebook.

Rugged notebooks are a special class of mobile devices. They have to meet special requirements even compared to regular corporate notebooks. You cannot address these notebooks with general choice criteria.

Jan, 2008

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

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

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 system:AD1883 / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / High Definition (HD) / Intel HD
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Audio system full duplex: No
Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:1.5

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:5600 / 5800 / 8550
Battery life (max):4 / 7 / 8.5 / 9
Battery recharge time:3.5 / 5 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:7
Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Auto Focus: Yes
Front Camera: No
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No


Certification:IP65, UL1604 Class I Division 2 / IP65\nUL1604
Energy Star certified: Yes

Cooking functions & programs

Auto cook function: Yes
Auto programs quantity:12
Defrost function: Yes
Keep warm function: Yes
Reheat function: Yes


Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey
Form factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Housing material:Metal, Plastic
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black, White
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight



3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 6000:1
Display brightness:1000 / 6000
Display diagonal:25.6 / 30.7 / 33.8 / 35.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

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


Built-in Display:Y
Case design:Countertop
Child lock:Y
Colour of product:Black
Control type:Touch
Delayed start timer:Y
Door hinge:Left
Door open type:Push
Integrated clock:Digital
Interior capacity:34
Inverter technology:Y
Microwave Power:1200
Number of power levels:10
Turntable size:34


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:945GM Express / GS45 / Intel 4500MHD / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel x4500MHD / No / UMA
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.384 / 0.797 / 1.557
Maximum Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic/Panasonic DVD MULTI Drive/Panasonic Toughbook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 83 / 87 / 88
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal Memory:0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 533 / 667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Data network:3G / No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:1Gb Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN / IEEE 802.3 10 Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100 Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000 Base-T / LAN 10/100/1000 MBit/s
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80 / 8 - 80 / 8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:8
CD write speed:24
DVD-R read speed:16
DVD-RAM read speed:8
DVD-RAM write speed:8
DVD+R read speed:16
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-RW / DVD-RAM/None

Optical Storage (2nd)

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Antenna:2 x 50 Ohm Coax / 2 x 50Ohm Coax
Audio system:AD1883 / HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / High Definition (HD) / Intel HD
Battery recharge time (off):3.5
Battery Type:10.65 V, 8.55 Ah
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):272 x 214.3 x 24.9 / 302 x 285 x 67.5 / 326 x 251 x 25.5
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter:GMA 4500MHD / HD Graphics 3000
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HD-Ready: No
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:V.92
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V / 100-240V AC / 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz / 100/240 V / 100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / AC 100V-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, WEP, AES
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No


GPS (satellite):No / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:No / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB port:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:15.6
AC adapter power:45
AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Connected load:1480


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):25 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 8.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express / Intel GM965 / Intel GS45 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.66 / 2.26 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-2520M / L7500 / SL9300 / SP9300 / SU9300 / SU9400
Processor Number:L2400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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 / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA956 / Socket 479 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 17 / 25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Core Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:29757 / 36686 / 52229 / I5-2520M
Processor code:SR048
Processor package size:22 / 35 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Data Integrity Check:Non-ECC
Form Factor:MicroDIMM 172-pin/SO DIMM 200-pin/SO DIMM 200-pin / MicroDIMM 172-pin
Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Memory Specification Compliance:PC2-3200/PC2-4200/PC2-5300/PC2-6400/PC2700
Memory Speed:333MHz/400MHz/533MHz/667MHz/800MHz
Registered or Buffered:Unbuffered
Storage Capacity:1GB
Upgrade Type:System specific


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD / HDD, Supervisor, User
Security management description:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit/64-bit WEP, AES
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:- Windows Media Player 10 \n- Adobe Reader \n- Intel Matrix Storage Manager \n- Intel PRO/Wireless Software Bluetooth\n- Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA \n- Wireless Switch Utility / DMI Viewer\nMicrosoft Windows Media Player 10\nAdobe Reader\nPC Information Viewer\nSD Utility\nIcon Enlarger\nLoupe Utility\nIntel Matrix Storage Manager\nIntel PROSet\nBluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA\nWireless Switch Utility\nHotkey settings\nBattery Recalibration Utility\nPanasonic Handwriting\nInfineon TPM Professional Package\nRecover Pro 6\nPower saving utility\nWireless connection disable utility / Microsoft Internet Explorer, DirectX, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft .NET Framework, Adobe Reader Loupe Utility, Touch Pad Utility, PC Information Viewer, PC Information Popup, WinDVD 8 (OEM Version),\nRoxio Creator LJB, Hotkey Settings, Optical Disc Drive Letter-Setting Utility, Panasonic Power Plan Extension Utility, Wireless Switch Utility, Wireless Connection Disable Utility, Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA, Battery Recalibration Utility, Infineon TPM Professional Package V3.5 SP1, Setup Utility, Hard Disk Data Erase Utility, PC-Diagnostic Utility / Panasonic Utilities, Panasonic Dashboard, Recovery Partition
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDXC
Drive Type:DVD writer
Enclosure Type:Plug-in module
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Product Type:DVD-RW / DVD-RAM drive
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 128 / 160 / 256 / 320 / 80
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:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:SmartCard reader

Technical Details

Auto cook function: Yes
Auto programs quantity:12
Built-in Display: Yes
Case design:Freestanding
Child lock: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Control type:Touch
Cooking types:Defrost, Microwave, Reheat
Delayed start timer: Yes
Door hinge:Left
Door open type:Push
Integrated clock:Digital
Interior capacity:34
Inverter technology: Yes
Keep warm function: Yes
Microwave Power:1200
Number of power levels:10
Turntable: Yes
Turntable size:34


External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1280 x 1024

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950
Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.4 / 21.6 / 28.5 / 29.2 / 40.1
Depth (imperial):21.6 / 28.7
Height :27.2 / 31 / 4.8 / 4.83 / 4.9 / 6.75 / 6.95 / 7.11
Height (front):6.75
Height (front) (imperial):6.86
Height (imperial):4.83 / 4.9
Height (rear):4.83 / 6.95
Height (rear) (imperial):4.83 / 7.11
Interior dimensions (W x D x H):355 x 365 x 251
Package weight:13
Weight:1.28 / 1.3 / 1.66 / 11.5 / 2.3 / 2.31 / 3.36 / 3.8
Width:27.1 / 27.2 / 30.2 / 4.5 / 52.5
Width (imperial):27.2 / 30.2