Toughbook 53

  • Windows® 8 Pro 64-bit (with Windows® 7 downgrade option)
  • 14.0" high-def display
  • Optional 800 nit touchscreen
  • Semi-rugged

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Overview

Enhanced performance and versatility from the original semi-rugged laptop manufacturer.


In 1998, Panasonic created the first semi-rugged computer. Now, Panasonic introduces the latest generation, the Panasonic Toughbook® 53. With a 14" HD LED display, WIndows® 7, 3rd gen Intel Core™ i5 vPro™ and i3 processors* and an oversized multi touch touchpad, it performs like a desktop. Options for a sunlight-viewable Panasonic CircuLumin™ touchscreen, backlit keyboard, 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband, an integrated webcam and enhanced connectivity, make this the most versatile semi-rugged PC ever.

* model CF-53S


Microsoft Certified Specialized PC for Windows 8 Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, Intel vPro, Core Inside and vPro Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

News & Reviews

Panasonic Updates Toughbook 53 Semi-rugged Laptop

Panasonic announces upgrades to the Toughbook® 53 semi-rugged laptop. With a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, up to 15 hours of battery life, Windows 8.1 Pro Update or Windows 7 Professional and enhanced wireless connectivity, the Toughbook 53 now more than ever serves as a reliable and versatile tool for mobile workers in demanding markets such as insurance, construction and the military.

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Best's Review: Going Mobile

Tom OConnor discusses the importance of total ownership cost, return on investment, ruggedness, and warranties in the market of corporate computer purchasing. Mobility and productivity have become inexorably connected.

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Integrated Solutions: "Navigate Mobile Technology Investments For A Competitive Edge"

According to a recent IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast, nearly 75% of the U.S. workforce will perform at least part of their jobs outside the traditional office space by the end of 2011. Rance M. Poehler, president of Panasonic Solutions Company, outlines the necessary factors to consider when selecting the best mobile computing solution to meet the needs of a growing mobile workforce, while also minimizing hidden costs.

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Specs

Toughbook 53 Spec Sheet

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Certifications

MIL-STD Certifications: MIL-STD-810G

MIL-STD-810G

Toughbook 53 is MIL-STD-810G certified for a range of extreme conditions including 36" drops1, shocks, vibration, humidity, altitude, dust, temperature extremes and thermal shock. Each of the thirteen MIL-STD-810G tests conducted have been certified by independent lab testing. MIL-STD-810G, which was created in October 2008, supersedes MIL-STD-810F.

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ENERGY STAR Qualification

ENERGY STAR Qualification

ENERGY STAR, a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, offers voluntary qualification for products that are energy efficient. The ENERGY STAR program sets high standards designed to save energy, save money and help protect the environment for future generations. Panasonic is one of nearly 20,000 organizations that have become ENERGY STAR partners, all working to promote, sell, or improve products, homes, and buildings that use less energy and qualify for the ENERGY STAR. Panasonic's commitment to ENERGY STAR initiatives and other environmental programs have resulted in all Toughbook® computers earning the ENERGY STAR.

ENERGY STAR for computers raises the efficiency bar dramatically. ENERGY STAR establishes efficiency requirements for all modes of a product's operation, which ensures energy savings when a product is active and running basic applications, as well as in low power modes. Qualifying products must also include an internal power supply that is at least 80 percent efficient. Only the most energy-efficient products, including all Toughbook computers have qualified for the new specification. If all computers sold in the US meet ENERGY STAR requirements, the savings in energy costs will grow to more than $1.5 billion each year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 2 million vehicles.

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EPEAT Certification

EPEAT Certification

EPEAT is an easy-to-use, online tool to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select products based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products.

EPEAT evaluates electronic products according to three tiers of environmental performance — Bronze, Silver and Gold. There are 51 total environmental criteria: 23 required criteria and 28 optional criteria. A Bronze-rated product meets all 23 required criteria. A Silver-rated product meets all 23 required criteria plus at least 50% of the optional criteria. A Gold-rated product meets all 23 required criteria and at least 75% of the optional criteria. All Toughbook computer models are EPEAT gold certified, ensuring the highest level of environmental performance.

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ISO Certification

ISO Certification

Since 1996, all Panasonic manufacturing plants worldwide—including the factory in Kobe, Japan—have achieved ISO 14001 registration and implemented the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. The Kobe factory has also been certified for ISO 9001, an international standard for quality management systems that enhance product quality assurance and customer satisfaction.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international federation promoting the development of international manufacturing, trade, and communication standards. ISO 14000, a series of standards, provides the framework for managing the environmental impacts of an organization.

The ISO 14001 international standard established a systematic approach that organizations can use to minimize or prevent environmental impacts and risks. This approach, known as an Environmental Management System or EMS, requires the organization to establish an environmental control policy, educate employees about procedures and continually monitor environmental performance.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS Compliance

For manufacturers of electronic equipment, the main impact of RoHS is that only lead-free products can be sold in Europe. Panasonic has therefore shifted to lead-free solder. By selling RoHS-compliant products in all countries, not just Europe, Panasonic helps eliminate hazardous electronic waste materials from landfills and waste dumps around the world.


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Section 508 Standards

Section 508 Standards

Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. Electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies must meet Section 508's requirements for accessibility.

Toughbook® mobile computers have long been designed and manufactured with access-friendly features, such as touchscreens and the ability to be mounted on wheelchairs. In addition, Panasonic works closely with Microsoft to ensure that Toughbook computers can take full advantage of the accessibility features built into Windows®. Panasonic continually endeavors to make all its products more accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. In fact, Panasonic worked with ITIC (Information Technology Industry Council) in developing the Section 508 "Buy Accessible" template, and also actively participates in the GSA (General Services Administration) sponsored Accessibility Forum.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless delivers high-speed wireless access in 259 major metro areas, covering more than 280 million people. Panasonic Toughbook computers connect to the Verizon Wireless network without the need of a PC card or Wi-Fi hotspot.

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AT&T

AT&T

A United States wireless leader, AT&T has more than 72.9 million subscribers and offers the best coverage of any carrier worldwide1. Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers are designed with embedded wireless technology allowing instant access to AT&T's extensive high-speed network without the need for an external card, additional antenna or other accessories.

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Sprint

Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless connectivity services reaching over 249 million individuals, businesses and government users. Select Toughbook mobile computer models connect seamlessly with Sprint's extensive network, delivering high-speed wireless access in over 18,477 cities and 1,818 airports.


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1 Tested by national independent third party lab following MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 Procedure IV for transit drop test and IEC 60529 Sections 13.4, 13.6.2, 14.2.5 and 14.3 for IP65.

Accessories

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TBCCOMUNV-P ToughMate ComUniversal Carrying Case
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TBCBPK-P ToughMate Backpack
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TBC53AOCS-P ToughMate Always-on 53 Case
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CF-VPF17U Panasonic 14.0" LCD Protector Film
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7160-0393-04-P Gamber-Johnson Vehicle Dock (no pass-through) with LIND power supply
USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (3), VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, serial, AC jack, cable lock slot (keyed alike), button release
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CF-VEB531U Panasonic Desktop Dock, USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (3), VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, serial, AC jack, power button, cable lock slot, slide release
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7160-0393-06-P Gamber-Johnson Vehicle Dock (dual pass-through) with LIND power supply
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DS-PAN-412-2-P Havis Vehicle Dock (dual pass-through) with LIND power supply
USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (3), VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, serial, AC jack, cable lock slot, button release, dual antenna
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DS-PAN-412-P Havis Vehicle Dock (no pass-through) with LIND power supply
USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (3), VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, serial, AC jack, cable lock slot, button release
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CF-H-PAN-412-2-P Havis Vehicle Dock (dual pass-through) with LIND power supply
USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (3), VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, serial, AC jack, cable lock slot, button release, dual antenna
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CF-H-PAN-412-P Havis Vehicle Dock (no pass-through) with LIND power supply
USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (3), VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, serial, AC jack, cable lock slot, button release
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CF-VCBTB2W Panasonic Battery Charger
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CF-AA5713AM Panasonic AC Adapter (3-prong)
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CF-LNDDC120 LIND Car Adapter 120W
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CF-VZSU71U Panasonic Long Life Lithium Ion Battery Pack
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CF-VZSU72U Panasonic Lightweight Lithium Ion Battery Pack
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PACH329-1857-P LIND 3-Bay Battery Charger
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CF-VNT002U Panasonic Tether
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CF-VNP009U Panasonic Touchscreen Replacement Stylus with Tether Hole
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Certified

A Toughbook Certified product is exclusively designed and customized for a specific Panasonic Toughbook® computer. For a product to be classified as Toughbook Certified, it must pass rigorous testing set by Panasonic to ensure it meets the demanding performance standards inherent in the Toughbook brand. Each product receives a level of testing equivalent to its corresponding Toughbook computer, which includes safety and regulatory certifications.

Products that are not Panasonic or Toughbook Certified, are Toughbook Compatible. A Toughbook Compatible product has been tested by Panasonic to meet minimum functionality requirements.

 
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