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Panasonic semi rugged class of Toughbooks is the perfect blend of durability and function. Recently, the Panasonic CF-54 Toughbook has been introduced to replace its predecessor the CF-53. The CF-54, while similar in many respects to the CF-53, improves on key aspects of the Toughbook class.

Panasonic did not compromise, and retained all of the same rugged features and certifications while at the same time improving on the form factor of the unit. The CF-54 Toughbook is almost a full inch thinner than the CF-53. Besides difference in height, the Toughbook 54 also is a full pound lighter than its predecessor.

The CF-54 Toughbook also varies from the previous model by not including a DVD multi drive standard (whereas the CF-53 does come standard with one.) This decision was made for a few different reasons. Namely, the technology world is moving away from CD/DVD tech and towards other forms of storage such as USB, cloud based etc. decreasing the need for a DVD drive. This design choice in the 54 also opens up the option of choosing to integrate a media bay battery, vastly improving upon the battery life of the unit.

The CF-54 is an improvement and Panasonic is moving towards phasing out the CF-53, however, both are still currently available and the CF-53 is still an excellent option especially for the budget conscious. Give us a call at 888-337-3007 so that we can answer any questions your have about these or any other units!

The ​Panasonic semi rugged class of Toughbooks is the perfect blend of durability and function

Recently, the Panasonic CF-54 Toughbook has been introduced to replace its predecessor the CF-53. The CF-54, while similar in many respects to the CF-53, improves on key aspects of the Toughbook class.Panasonic did not compromise, and retained all of the same rugged features and certifications while at the same time improving on the form factor of the unit. [...]

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Toughbook and Toughpad In-Stock specials, make offer

Make an Offer on any In-Stock Toughbook or Toughpad, all serious offers considered!

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The Rugged Depot Extra Mile

At Rugged Depot, we believe that the relationship between buyer and seller doesn’t end when the final Toughbook is in the buyer’s hands, or when they have received the last Toughpad dock or the last piece of hardware.  Rugged Depot wants our customers to have a smooth and enjoyable experience long after their purchase has been completed.  We try [...]

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Rugged Depot at FDIC

Rugged Depot was proud to be able to send some of our account representatives to FDIC 2016 in Indianapolis.  FDIC is one of the largest fire fighter conferences in the world.  Rugged Depot operated a vendor booth with one of our software partners: Rhodium Incident Management.Meeting those men and women who utilize our equipment on [...]

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Smaller and Tougher

Panasonic has recently debuted the brand new FZ-F1 Panasonic Toughpad and the android based equivalent the FZ-N1 Panasonic Toughpad.  These handheld devices weigh in at little more than half a pound yet are some of most rugged of the entire Toughpad line.  Featuring a 4.7 inch high definition, daylight viewable, gloved multi-touch display, the FZ-F1 [...]

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iKey Bluetooth Keyboard Walkthrough

The FZ-G1 Panasonic Toughpad has many accessories that can enhance it as a tool.  One of the most useful accessories to a Toughpad is a separate physical keyboard.  iKey makes a number of different keyboards that can be paired with the FZ-G1.  In this video, we walk you through the iKey Bluetooth Keyboard.

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The All New Panasonic CF-20 Toughpad

Recently we got some hands on experience with the all new, yet to be released Panasonic Toughpad CF-20. The CF-20 is Panasonic's very first fully rugged detachable laptop. Previous fully rugged Toughpads such as the FZ-G1 have detachable keyboards as optional accessories; however, those keyboards are made by third party manufacturers and are [...]

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