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Are Toughbooks Waterproof?

Posted by Ed Lasher on 26th May 2015

Short answer: no.I'm writing this because recently I've seen the term "waterproof" thrown around by a few sites talking about Toughbooks. The word simply does not apply. There is no such thing as a wa … read more
All about hard drives

All about hard drives

Posted by Ed Lasher on 15th Apr 2015

Data storage — sexy topic, right? Anyway, you may have noticed that most of our Toughbooks come with the option to upgrade the hard drive. Each laptop comes with a standard SATA hard disk drive, bu … read more
On Refurbished Toughbook usage hours

On Refurbished Toughbook usage hours

Posted by Ed Lasher on 31st Mar 2015

Updated June 13, 2023People often ask me how many hours our Toughbooks have. Of course, it varies, but that's not a satisfying answer. To provide an approximation, I checked the hours on a wide sample … read more

Why is the Toughbook touch pad such a pain to use?

Posted by Ed Lasher on 2nd Feb 2015

Panasonic uses resistive touch panels in their fully-rugged Toughbook laptops instead of the capacitive kind you are probably more accustomed to. Resistive touch requires a bit more pressure t … read more

Real, honest photos of real, honest Toughbooks

Posted by Ed on 14th Dec 2014

"A picture is worth a thousand words." What a cliché! But, like many tired adages, there's a grain of truth in it. Detailed descriptions are helpful when you're buying something online, but, especiall … read more