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Introduced in 1997, the Panasonic Toughbook line of laptop computers is the original rugged mobile device. Today, it continues to set the standard for rugged computing.
No other PC brand has beaten the Toughbook series in performance and military-grade durability. Toughbook computers are built to survive.
Buying Refurbished vs. Buying New
The most obvious benefit to a refurbished Panasonic Toughbook is price. New Toughbooks are incredibly expensive. So why pay more when you can get almost-new performance and reliability with our refurbished models at a fraction of the cost? They come with all the same features as new ones — just minus that new computer smell.
If you have reservations about buying used equipment, we understand. In fact, we feel the same way. Not all refurbishing shops are created equal, and you are absolutely right to exercise caution.
Every Panasonic Toughbook laptops we offer are refurbished with pride by our in-house, expert technicians.
We carefully inspect and test each and every unit before shipping them out, so you’ll never have to worry about getting a “dud.” Each rugged laptop we sell comes standard with our Limited Lifetime Warranty, and we’re just a phone call or email away if you need us.
Refurbished Toughbooks in Action
Comparing a rugged notebook to a sleek consumer laptop is like comparing a tractor to a sports car.
Toughbooks are all about being useful and dependable, focusing on reliability and function over form. It’s all about helping you get your job done.
We’ll be the first to admit the Toughbook models aren’t as pretty as the latest Apple offering or the slender ultrabooks tech bloggers salivate over. But that’s not the point when it comes to police cruisers, ambulances, oil rigs, submarines, or excavation sites.
Toughbooks are not an alternative to high-end multimedia or gaming laptops. They don’t have retina displays, boutique graphics cards, or speakers designed by a rap producer. They weren’t built to compete at performance benchmarks. Instead, a Toughbook’s features reflect the real-world situations they’re likely to encounter.
Anywhere there’s a hard job to be done, you’ll find rugged Panasonic laptops and tablets. You can find our vetted and refurbished Toughbook computers in organizations all over the country. The rugged refurbished Toughbook laptops we sell are ready to go to work.
For every problem inherent in typical laptops, you’ll find a practical solution in Panasonic’s Toughbook models:
- Super bright anti-glare screens for daylight viewing outdoors
- Ingress protective seals, gaskets, and rubber keyboards for protection against water and dirt
- Digital touch displays that fold over and convert the laptop into a tablet with a stylus for capturing signatures or jotting down notes on the fly
- Drop-resistant magnesium alloy casing and shock mounted hard drives for rough environments
- Internal heaters for operating in extreme cold
- Pressure-sensitive touch pads that work even if you’re wearing gloves
- And more….
Want to learn more? Check out this article on the rigorous testing and certification processes Toughbooks go through: Testing a Toughbook's Mettle: the story behind the certifications.
What You See is What You Get
Each laptop you see pictured on bobjohnson.com is an actual refurbished unit direct from our inventory, not the same manufacturer stock photos you see everywhere else. Although every computer we sell is in grade-A condition (unless otherwise noted), we don’t try to pass them off as anything less than the experienced, proven workhorses they are.
These laptops come with the latest operating systems, ensuring compatibility and access to essential software. Built to meet MIL-STD-810G military standards, they are designed to withstand extreme conditions, including shock, vibration, and environmental factors.
Refurbished by trained technicians, these Toughbooks undergo meticulous testing and refurbishment processes, guaranteeing their quality and performance.
Upgrade Without Breaking the Bank With A Refurbished Model
So, bottom line, what’s the biggest difference between our refurbished laptops and brand new models?
A couple thousand bucks! Yes, that’s right. Everything else is the same. Apart, of course, from the feel of brand new computer equipment. And when you’re getting the same great quality computer you know you can rely on, what’s not to love about saving money?