If you have ever used a Panasonic Toughbook or Toughpad then you know what wonders of technology they are. If you drop a normal tablet or laptop off your couch onto the floor then you have a good chance of causing damage or breaking it altogether. In comparison, a Toughbook can be dragged through the dirt and grime of warzones and come out as good as new.
Panasonic has been working on these for over 19 years and the innovations just keep coming. Take a look at the following milestones to see how far they have come in that time:
- 1987 – Panasonic saw that there was a professional need for rugged computing devices with enhanced durability and reduced cost of ownership. They started working on what would become the Toughbook series.
- 1990 – Panasonic built a factory in Kobe that would be solely dedicated to the development and manufacture of the Toughbook series.
- 1994 – The Toughbook CF-41 was created. It was the first notebook PC in the world to integrate a compact disc drive.
- 1996 – The CF-25 was created which was the first official semi rugged Toughbook. It could withstand falls from up to 70 centimeters, resist dust and humidity.
- 1999 – The CF-27 was created which revolutionized the series by introducing a touch screen. Plus, the Toughbook CF-M34 came along in the same year and it was the first mobile computer to offer Bluetooth capabilities.
- 2001 – This year saw the first fully rugged tablet introduced as the Toughbook CF-07 and the Toughbook series was announced as the market leader.
These are just a few of the highlights from the early years of the Toughbook and Toughpad series but they are by no means all of them. These rugged laptops and tablets are still in production today and are continually pushing the limits of what technology can achieve in the harshest environments.
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