- Bảo hành 01 tháng
- Hỗ trợ cài đặt phần mềm miễn phí
- Hàng 99,9% nhập US
- Kiểu dáng chắc chắn, bền bỉ
- CPU Core I thế hệ mới
- Màn hình cảm ứng chống chói
- Pin đáp ứng thời gian dùng dài hơn
- Fully rugged: weatherproof, dustproof, drop-proof
- Convertible laptop/tablet with swivel screen
- 10.1in 1024 x 768 IPS touchscreen with Wacom stylus
- Core i5, 4-8GB RAM, up to 500GB HDD or SSD
- USB 3.0, 3G, ExpressCard, Smartcard, TPM, Fingerprint scanner
- Magnesium alloy chassis
- Manufacturer: Panasonic
PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK CF-19 – BUILD AND RUGGEDNESS
We’ve said certain laptops were built like bricks in the past. Funnily enough the CF-19 doesn’t quite feel as solidly rigid as the unibody metal Ultrabooks and MacBooks we’ve played with, but it is in fact far more durable; bricks wish they were as solid as the Toughbook CF-19.
First let’s talk hard data. The CF-19 conforms to both MIL-STD-810 and IP65 standards. IP65 was established by the International Electro-Technical Commission as a standard for rating the ‘protection against ingress’ of a chassis or enclosure. The first digit refers to ingress of solids, while the second does the same for liquids.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has a 6 for its first digit, which is the highest possible rating, meaning it’s totally protected against dust, grit and dirt. On the liquids scale it scores a 5 (weatherproof) where the highest score is 8 (waterproof). This means it’s completely splash-proof and can even deal with high-power water jets directed at it – in other words, never again will your kids ruin your office laptop with their malicious pump-action water guns.
MIL-STD-810 is a little more complicated. It’s a military standard that requires a device excel at a set or sub-set of stringent requirements, which are tested under lab conditions. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is vibration, shock, water and dust resistant up to MIL-STD-810 standards, and should be able to withstand drops of up to 1.8m.
Of course all this ruggedness does come at a price, since the Toughbook CF-19 will weigh you down by around 2.33kg. However, thanks to its rounded edges and detachable carrying strap this laptop is quite comfy to carry around. You also need never fear it opening accidentally, as there’s a metal latch system securing the lid, and likewise for the screen turning, as there’s a heavy-duty locking mechanism that needs to be released before you can twist it around.
Panasonic hasn’t changed the Toughbook CF-19’s chassis since we reviewed it back in 2007. Back then we drove a car over it, and it still worked. This time around we were a little more conservative, dropping it repeatedly on concrete and spraying several litres of water over it. Oh, and we also used it as a punching bag, as well as practicing our bare-knuckle boxing skills on the screen. The result: not a scratch or stutter.
Throughout it all the CF-19 just kept on working – no drying time, no down-time, no interruption in the workflow. It’s not like we needed confirmation that this rugged laptop is as tough as its name implies, but it’s good to see that it’s still as durable and weatherproof as ever