Toughbook Torture Test - PART 2 - Water, dirt, dust and sand resistant!
Updated: Apr 20
One of the biggest challenges for any laptop, is to deal with water!
Although Toughbooks are not "waterproof", the fully rugged Panasonic Toughbook CF-30, CF-31 and CF-19 are IP65 certified and are water resistant! They can easily handle a heavy rain, can be used in the desert, mounted on a yacht with exposure to salt water, etc...
IP65 certification is what proves a Toughbook can handle these elements.
Toughbooks undergo IP particle resistance and liquid resistance testing, Most Panasonic fully-rugged computers like the CF-19, CF-30 and CF-31 have achieved an IP65 rating. The first number (6) indicates dust resistance, the second number (5) is water resistance
Higher numbers indicate a higher tolerance to dust and water. For example, a unit with an IP65 certification will withstand exposure to dust and water better than a unit with an IP54 certification.
Check out the above YouTube video for the Toughbook Water Torture test!
The port door covers help seal the Toughbook against extreme
outdoor elements such as water, dust, dirt and sand.
I dare you to drag your average consumer laptop on a dirt road like this video...
The IP65 certification is especially critical if you want a rugged laptop that will work on a boat, yacht and you need to protect your Toughbook from any rogue waves of salt water, moisture, etc...
Or if you will be using it in a construction environment with a lot of dust, etc.. These Toughbooks are often seen on construction sites and if it falls in the hustle and bustle, this bad boy doesn't need to wear a hard hat!
The smaller, more portable Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is usually a better choice because it is about 5lbs light and converts from a laptop to a rugged Tablet PC with a quick swivel of the touchscreen! It is a great rugged unit for general contractors, home inspectors, engineers, architects, etc...
The Kinetic team Toughbook GPS setup used in the Maui International Yacht race.
The Toughbook CF-19, CF-30 and CF-31 are great for use on boats and yachts. The marine GPS navigation is second to none. We sell the best state of the art GLOBAL GNSS GPS system for ocean charts and chart plotters that can access satellites from USA, Russia and Japan giving you the most precise Toughbook GPS on the planet...
Learn more about our GLOBAL GNSS GPS here
Check out our Black Cobra line of CF-19 CF-30 and CF-31 Panasonic Toughbooks.