Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

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Central processing unit (CPU)

Varies depending on the hardware revision (mark)

  • Mark 1
    • Intel Core Duo L2400 1.66GHz Processor (32-bit-only)[1][2]
      • 2 MB L2 cache
      • 667 MHz FSB
  • Mark 2
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor L7500 1.60 GHz (64-bit)[3]
      • 4MB L2 cache
      • 800MHz FSB
  • Mark 3
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9300 1.60 GHz[4]
      • 6 MB L2 cache
      • 1066 MHz FSB

Random access memory (RAM)

Varies depending on the hardware revision (mark)

  • Mark 1
    • 200-pin, 1.8 V, SO-DIMM, DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-4200 Compliant[1]
    • 512MB; max. 8GB[5]
  • Mark 2
    • 200-pin, 1.8 V, SO-DIMM, DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-4200 Compliant[3]
    • 1GB; max. 8GB[5]
  • Mark 3
    • 200-pin, 1.8 V, SO-DIMM, DDR2 SDRAM, PC2-5300 Compliant[4]
    • 2GB; max. 8GB[5]

Hard disk drive (HDD)

Serial ATA (SATA); capacity varies depending on the hardware revision (mark)

  • Mark 1
  • Mark 2
  • Mark 3

Operating system (OS)

Varies depending on the hardware revision (mark)

  • Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Mark 1, 2, 3)[1][3][4]
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (Mark 3)[4]

Optical disk drive (ODD)

Will accept optional Combo or DVD Super MULTI Drive, or 2nd battery[6]

  • Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) CF-VDR302U
  • DVD Super MULTI Drive CF-VDM302U

Graphics controller

Intel GMA 4500MHD video controller[6]

Screen

13.3" XGA (TFT) 1024x768px[7]

Wireless capabilities

Varies depending on the hardware revision (mark)

Keyboard

87-key with dedicated Windows key[6], 100% scale[7]

Battery

91 Watt-Hour Li-Ion (10.65V, 8.55Ah), "over 6 hours"[7]

  • Battery operation: 9 hours (Vista), 10 hours (XP)—12.5 hours (Vista), 14 hours (XP) including optional 2nd battery[6]
  • Battery charging time: 5 hours off, 8.5 hours on[6]

Weight

4kgs (8.2 pounds)[7]

Price

US$4,699 (base model)[7]

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 is a fully rugged laptop manufactured by Panasonic, originally announced on 16 October 2006[8] 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.[6]

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 was succeeded by the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 in 2010.[9]

Chipset[edit]

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

Maximum amount of RAM supported[edit]

According to the service manuals[1][3][4], 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 CF-30CTQAZBM (Mark 1; Simplified) (ORDER NO. CPD0612204A1). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  2. Intel® Core™ Duo Processor L2400 (2M Cache, 1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB) Specifications on ark.intel.com. Accessed 30 April 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 CF-30FTSAZAM (Mark 2; Simplified) (ORDER NO. CPD0711216CE). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 CF-30KTPAXxM (Mark 3; Simplified) (ORDER NO. CPD0811212CE). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Again, they told me that it could'nt be done... Lighting strikes twice! CF-30 memory on NotebookReview.com forums. Accessed on 1 October 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Official specification sheet for the CF-30 (Mark 3). Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Blickenstorfer, C. H. Rugged PC Review.com - Rugged Notebooks: Panasonic Toughbook CF30. Accessed on 30 April 2016.
  8. Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 and CF-19 Announced — Brightest Notebook Screens Ever on NotebookReview.com. Accessed on 26 April 2016.
  9. Blickenstorfer, C. H. Rugged PC Review.com - Rugged Notebooks: Panasonic Toughbook CF31. Accessed on 30 April 2016.

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