Panasonic continues its successful rugged Toughbook range with the semi-rugged CF-53. Great battery life and good performance means this laptop won't slow you down, and the mixture of old and legacy ports means it should be ready for all sorts of harsh business environments.
The Toughbook CF-W7 isn't bad. It's designed for a specialised niche, and if you're constantly exposed to water we'd say it'd be a good choice. We'd expect more for our money though, and would otherwise be more tempted to pick up a Thinkpad for general ruggedness.
Panasonic's ToughBook laptops have always been true to their name, even if they've been described with words that aren't as flattering, like bulky, unattractive and heavy. The 14-inch CF-F8 attempts to correct this, and does an admirable job with its fine design and lighter frame
Like its predecessor, the updated CF-19 is an extremely rugged notebook that is purpose-built for a tiny niche of the computing marketplace.
The ToughBook W4 lacks the latest component options, but it does offer a remarkably lightweight case and solid performance for basic home and business use.