Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

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The Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 is a fully rugged laptop manufactured by Panasonic, originally announced on 16 October 2006[1] as the successor of the CF-29. There are three hardware revisions (marks) of the CF-30.

Panasonic advertises the laptop as being the first MIL-STD-810G certified laptop.[2]

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 was succeeded by the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 in 2010.[3]


The Mark 1 and Mark 2 laptops use the Intel 945GM chipset, whereas Mark 3 laptops use the Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset.[4][5][6]

Maximum amount of RAM supported[edit]

According to the service manuals[4][5][6], the maximum amount of random-access memory (RAM) supported by the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 is 4 gigabytes, but users have found out that the laptop is capable of recognizing and utilizing up to 8 gigabytes of RAM.[7]


  1. Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 and CF-19 Announced — Brightest Notebook Screens Ever on Accessed on 26 April 2016.
  2. Official specification sheet for the CF-30 (Mark 3). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  3. Blickenstorfer, C. H. Rugged PC - Rugged Notebooks: Panasonic Toughbook CF31. Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 CF-30CTQAZBM (Mark 1; Simplified) (ORDER NO. CPD0612204A1). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 CF-30FTSAZAM (Mark 2; Simplified) (ORDER NO. CPD0711216CE). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 CF-30KTPAXxM (Mark 3; Simplified) (ORDER NO. CPD0811212CE). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  7. Again, they told me that it could'nt be done... Lighting strikes twice! CF-30 memory on forums. Accessed on 1 October 2016.

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External links[edit]

Service manuals[edit]

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