Panasonic Toughbook 40
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook 40
The model can support up to four individual expansion cards in order to meet the various demands of police officers, utility companies, and other public sector working conditions. Panasonic is banking on versatility to better distinguish the Toughbook series from others.
Source: Tom's Guide
The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 40 has been engineered to be among the most durable and resilient laptops on the market. Its design is tailored to withstand hazardous environments and extreme abuse. And, yet somehow, we 'broke' one of the world's toughest laptops.
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2023
Source: Tom's Guide
Panasonic’s Toughbook 40 absolutely lives up to its billing: it’s tough as hell. This brick of a laptop withstood tests that I would never put a typical laptop through, and impressed with its modular design, durable shell, and consistent performance. It’s a highly specialized device made for certain professions and conditions, however, and costs a few times more than a device with comparable core specs. And it comes with compromises in the name of durability and consistent use across conditions, such as an awkward pressure-sensitive touchpad that lacks the finesse of modern multi-touch incarnations. Still, it’s not hard to be impressed by the lengths to which Panasonic went to make a device that can stand up to the elements and difficult environments. It’s not for everyone — but for some professions, it’s exactly what they’ll need to stay reliably connected and get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
There are scores of desktop replacement and digital content creation laptops that are lighter, faster, have prettier screens, and cost less than the Toughbook 40, but they wouldn't last an hour on the Panasonic's playing field. We don't have the guts of a soldier or a first responder—or a nurse or kindergarten teacher, for that matter—but if we had their job, we'd want the Toughbook in our corner. You can find smaller and larger rugged laptops, but we think the 14-inch Toughbook 40 is the right size and has the right stuff to claim our highest award. For something easier to carry in the field, we'd recommend a tablet with detachable keyboard like the 12-inch Toughbook 33 or 11.6-inch Dell Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet, another Editors' Choice winner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Telepolis PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 92%
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation was founded in 1918 in Japan, making it one of the oldest electronics companies (although it started with light bulb sales). The company operates in several business areas, including electronics, home appliances, automotive technology, aerospace, energy, and environmental technology. Panasonic sells televisions, cameras, audio and video equipment, home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines, batteries, solar panels and LED lighting worldwide. Panasonic is also a major supplier of components and systems to the automotive industry and has invested in artificial intelligence and robotics in recent years.
85.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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