An indestructible laptop – what is this? Is this a marketing move of manufacturers or a device useful under the conditions of wild nature and dangerous work? We have examined the most popular rugged laptops and made up our own top-list of winners. This time the whole top is occupied by Panasonic brand, none other brand has advanced so far in producing such machines. Units from this brand look similar, but actually they somewhat differ... .

Warning! An indestructible laptop is expensive. The price range is about 1500-3000 $ for a new device, though there are more expensive models. Let's begin

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

This laptop has been put on the market in 2011, and till now it is considered the most popular one among those people who are looking for a rugged computer: military men, mining engineers, builders, policemen and other brave people.

Some words about main technical characteristics:

  • Intel Core i5-3439Y 2.7 GHz


  • 320 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

  • 14" display

  • windows 7 pro

As you can see, the performance is so-so, but such specialized computers never pursue the maximal performance and excellent graphics, for the most important thing for them is endurance as well as steady work!

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Users tell this is the best Panasonic machine which has ever been made for businessmen and tourists. Though the laptop is rather thick and heavy (8 pounds), beautiful design and weight are the last thing to worry about for happy owners. It can bear even coffee spilt or strong cold (though, it is not a reason to expose it to such trials for the sake of mere experiment). To become so strong the machine had to sacrifice a little display resolution (it might be better) and work speed.

It is interesting that making their reviews, Amazon customers mention their work in one way or another and how Toughbook CF-53 helps them. What are they – real users of these machines?

1.Policemen leaving the car with a laptop inside in heat or cold for long time.

2.Businessmen purchasing computers for their engineers.

3.Students-travelers which haven’t got accustomed to deal with their laptops carefully.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is not an ideal machine but it’s a true electronic friend for many years. Its price is quite justified: more expensive than ordinary laptops, but then it is with no risks.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Briefly: this model has appeared in 2012 and brings into mind CF-53 by its characteristics, only its hard drive memory is larger – 500 GB. At last you may deny yourself nothing! But this memory capacity significantly influenced the price, which circumstance didn’t allow the laptop to become as popular as CF53.

Panasonic-Toughbook CF-31

Panasonic doesn’t change itself: as all models of Toughbook line, CF-31 is strong and reliable. If you let it fall, you won’t be disappointed: the laptop can withstand everything. By the way, if you work in the field of industrial construction, it will suit you perfectly: builders praise the computer very much.

Similar laptops can be used in severe world as well as in peaceful world of children. More than once we have met the reviews of parents which have purchased the computer or are only going to purchase it. What for do kids need them? In order not to break them, spill water or milk cocktail on them, or drop a heavy toy on them.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2

Comparing this upgraded model of the end of 2013 with the preceding models of our top, we can notice the different design at once: it meets multimedia requirements – you may turn the display round and upside down to use the computer as a pad. The laptop now looks more light and elegant, despite the fact that it weighs more than model 53 – 8.6 pounds.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 Lets mention technical characteristics:

  • Intel Core CORE i5 3427U

  • 1,8 GHz

  • 8 GB RAM

  • 120 GB Hard Drive

  • 12,5" display

  • windows 8 pro

Indeed, if you work with huge amounts of information, you will lack the memory of this laptop. But if such problem doesn’t arise, then this bright novelty permits you to travel happily enjoying favorite music and films. This unit suits creative professionals that draw or paint, write books. Stylus in the complete set will become a pleasant trifle and assistant in creation work. Besides, the battery can work for 14 hours without re-charging!

Despite its entertaining purpose, CF-C2 remains one of the best innovative protected laptops by Panasonic which can be relied upon under severe conditions. With it you can surmount marshes and thick forests and then relax and watch the film in the shade of trees:)


Let’s recollect a really laptop-zilla among rugged laptops! We are not going to talk about the models of series Latitude by Dell – the first of them have been put on the market more than 8 years ago, but turned out to be not so good in actual fact. Let’s talk about another unit – Getac B300 Rugged Notebook PC Laptop by Getac. Thisisarealmonster, indeed!

This unit has been memorized as a machine for a real soldier as it is capable to withstand any hit. Its owners weren’t in the habit of writing long beautiful reviews full of tenderness, rather it was something like this «It is reliable, durable, and not an eyesore in a workplace. It gets the job done» - it seems to be quite clear!

As you can see, even the old models of indestructible laptops can hold safety testing and users memorize them as reliable machines. Then there is no point in talking about newer computers which have become still better! The choice of such computer is an important concern, so you should not be lazy in reading reviews and finding out opinions of other people. Long live your indestructible computer!