Panasonic Toughbook CF-25

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The Panasonic Toughbook CF-25 is a fully rugged laptop manufactured by Panasonic. It is the first fully rugged laptop made by Panasonic.[1] It was originally released in October 1996[1], and sold in Japan under the name Panasonic Pronote FG CF-25.

It has been designed to resist dust and humidity, and in addition to that, it's capable of surviving falls from heights of up to 70 centimeters.[2]

The CF-25 was succeeded by CF-27 in October 1998.

Mark/Generation differences[edit]

CF-25 C G 8 2 A A M
Model CPU type
C: Intel® Pentium 100MHz (Mark 1)
D: Intel® Pentium 120MHz (Mark 2)
E: Intel® Pentium 133MHz (Mark 1 or Mark 2)
F: Intel® Pentium 150MHz (Mark 2)
L: Intel® Pentium MMX 166MHz (Mark 3)
LCD type
G: 10.4" TFT Color / 800x600 pixels
J: 12.1"
V: 12.1" Active Matrix STN
X: 12.1"
HDD type
8: 840MB
C: 1.35GB (Mark 1) / 1.44GB (Mark 2)
F: 2.1GB
RAM size
2: 8MB (expandable to 40MB)
4: 16MB (expandable to 48MB)
unknown
A:
D:
Operating system
A: Microsoft Windows 95
Country
E: United Kingdom
F: France
G: Germany
M: USA & Canada (=North America)
P: Spain
S: Sweden
T: Italy

Issues[edit]

The topmost of the CF-25's three PCMCIA slots has issues with interrupt request (IRQ) assignments.[3][4]

The CF-25 BIOS does not like CardBus cards nor 3.3 volt PCMCIA WiFi cards.[3]

The CF-25 does not support modern WiFi security technologies[3], such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2).

References[edit]

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Panasonic Toughbook
Current models are bolded.
Fully rugged laptops: CF-07 CF-08 CF-17 CF-18 CF-19 CF-20 CF-25 CF-27 CF-28 CF-29 CF-30 CF-31 CF-M32 CF-M33 CF-M34 CF-35 CF-45 CF-48 CF-61 CF-62 CF-63 CF-D1
Semi-rugged laptops: CF-T5 CF-W5 CF-Y5 CF-Y7 CF-F8 CF-47 CF-50 CF-51 CF-52 CF-53 CF-71 CF-72 CF-73 CF-74 CF-C1 CF-C2
Business rugged laptops: CF-AX2
Other/Specialist models: CF-37 CF-P2 Toughpad FZ-A1 Toughpad FZ-G1 Toughpad JT-B1 CF-H2 field CF-H2 health CF-U1 CF-U1 PIMD