PANASONIC CF-30 TOUGHBOOK Laptop


If you live in a car, or another extreme setting, then your choice of computers is limited. Most computers are incapable of withstanding the wild temperature swings that can occur inside a car. For example, if you live in the northeast of America, at night in the winter the temperature might get down to -20F, but in the daylight of summer the temperature inside your car can be over 130F. Most laptop computers stored in such conditions would suffer irreversible damage if left for to long. If you live in a car and are in need of more than a cell phone for your computing work, then a rugged laptop is your only choice. Panasonic Toughbooks are the industry standard. According to rugged systems limited in the United Kingdom, they can withstand wild temperature swings from -50F all the way to 150F. They can also withstand drops from six feet, liquid, mud and dirt. I’ve personally stored mine in my car when the night time temperature was down to -10F, without any issue. These laptops are perfect if you live in a car, but a new one will set you back about $3,600. This is why buying a used one on Ebay is a great idea! I bought mine from the seller listed below. It shipped very fast, it was packaged nicely, and looked to be in very good condition. I was very pleased with my purchase from this seller. The battery, which was a prime concern of mine held a great charge.
The CF-30 is an older model but it can be purchased for around $350. This laptop will work great for someone that needs to do school work, watch youtube videos, and maybe even make some youtube videos. However, It would not even be close to good enough for a gamer. If you are into gaming then do not bother buying this laptop, you will be disappointed, but if you are into very light video editing, school work, or surfing the web, this laptop should be perfect for you.
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Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook

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I had a great experience buying this Toughbook, through this Ebay seller. It arrived very quickly, was in great shape cosmetically and functionally.

Toughbook Car Power Adaptor

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This is a car charger for the Panasonic Toughbook, it will work with the Cf-30 or the Cf-31

Panasonic CF-31 Toughbook

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The CF-31 is a newer model and offers far more power than the CF-30. If you are planning on doing a lot of video editing, then you may want to spend the extra money on this model. This is sold from the same seller that I got my CF-30 from.