We’ve come to know Panasonic for its washing machines, televisions, air conditioners, etc. But the company’s mobile device lineup is still not a household name yet. And that’s probably because Panasonic is a bit late to the smartphone and tablet PC party. The Japanese multinational is quite aware of this, which is why it’s trying to make a mark with something unique, called the Panasonic Toughbook. The Toughbook is unlike any other tablet PC you’ve seen and heard of.

Intro to the Toughbook

Tablets aren’t made any more durable than the Panasonic Toughbook. In fact, none even come close. The Toughbook is built to withstand harsh environment and also those accidental drops and falls. And it manages to do all of this without sacrificing power and reliability. As a result, a display crack or loss of information due to physical damage is unlikely with the Toughbook. The following are some of these benefits in a little more detail:


• The majority of mobile phones are not made taking the outside world into consideration. The Toughbook is unlike those devices. It is aware of the issues a mobile computer could face with accidental liquid spills, drops, etc. And this is why it’s built like a tank – not necessarily on the cosmetic side but integrally.

• Due to this ruggedness, the Panasonic Toughbook is extremely unlikely to fail on you. Generally, 21 out of 100 mobile devices fall victim to physical damage. Only 3 out of 100 Toughbooks are destined to meet such a fate. The number is quite astonishingly low, and which means the software on your Toughbook may go stale in a few years, but its exterior would stay as good as new for years together.

• Statistics pertaining to ownership of a Panasonic Toughbook are fairly impressive too. When compared to commercial-grade computers, your annual costs of owning a Toughbook would be comparatively lesser. This would also mean good amount of money saved over the years.


• There is almost nothing bad to say about the Toughbook. However, if you’re on a budget, then this tablet’s price could be an issue. For the price of a Toughbook, you can buy at least a couple of similarly configured tablet PCs. But if you consider the amount of money saved in the form of not having to repair and service your tablet every now and then and all the hassle that comes along, you would be able to justify the higher tablet price.


The Toughbook is not designed to work like a normal PC. Therefore, don’t buy anticipating it to behave like one. It would be an ideal purchase if you’d like your portable computer to come strong for several years, irrespective of the externalities it’s subjected to.