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Configure and Buy Panasonic CF-20, CF-53 and Toughpad FZ-G1 at ToughDepot.com

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All Toughbooks listed on this page are brand new!

 

 

Toughbook FAQs

Microsoft Windows 10 Transition:

Microsoft is now requiring all PC OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to transition their devices to Windows 10. There are several notable dates of interest:

  • June 30th, 2016: Windows 8.1 Pro licensed units with a Windows 7 Pro downgrade will end.
  • October 31st, 2016: Windows 8.1 Pro licensed units and factory downgraded Windows 7 Pro units of any kind will end.
  • October 31st, 2017: Availability of Windows 7 Pro downgrade restore DVDs will end.

This means that Windows 10 licensed units with a downgrade to Windows 7 will remain available until October 31st. After that, Windows 7 downgrades will be available for another 12 months, but only by ordering a restore DVD after taking delivery of a Toughbook.

In practice, this will create several challenges for Toughbook customers. Panasonic is currently transitioning SKUs away from Windows 8.1 Licensed units. After October 31st, Panasonic must turn around and discontinue distribution of any newly created SKUs that are licensed for Windows 10 but come pre-loaded with Windows 7 Pro. The creation and transition of new SKUs will inevitably result in longer than expected lead-times and a variety of availability issues. Be sure to discuss your organization’s specific needs in depth with your sales representative to make sure these licensing transitions and dates are fully understood and any pitfalls and potential challenges are addressed.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. After October 31st, only a Windows 7 Pro Embedded operating system will be offered. Please be advised this is not a normal operating system. Microsoft will require end-users to purchase a Volume Licensing Agreement in order to legally image a Toughbook 19 with a normal, Windows 7 Pro operating system. This effectively marks the end of the Toughbook 19 for most customers. The new Toughbook 20 is the replacement solution.

How to change Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit version.

Most Toughbook and Toughpad models come with Windows 7 Pro 32-bit from factory. To change OS to 64-bit version please follow steps below.

  1. Reboot computer. When Panasonic logo is displayed press F2 (A2 for Toughpads) to enter BIOS.
  2. Using arrow keys navigate to last tab called “Exit”.
  3. At the bottom of the Exit tab choose “Repair your computer” option. Press F10 to save and reboot.
  4. Computer will reboot into recovery mode. Choose “Reinstall OS to factory condition” and follow instructions. System will offer a choice of 32 or 64-bit version.
  5. Continue with onscreen instructions to reinstall OS of your choice.

To install Windows 8.1 boot into Windows 7 and run Disc Creation Utility under Programs->Panasonic. Once you created a set of Windows 8.1 recovery DVDs you can use them to install Windows 8.1. Please refer to User's Manual for more details.

Panasonic 24/7 technical support 1-800-LAPTOP-5 (1-800-527-8675).

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The FZ-G1 is used by PGNE, Solar City and other utility companies.Why Buy Rugged?

  •  Panasonic fully rugged PCs and Tablets can operate in extreme temeperture ranges from -20oC to +60oC. No consumer PC is certified to work in subzero temperatures.
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Sunlight readable LCDs
  • Shock and drop proof

The Toughbook computers are used by Navy Seals, Special Military Forces, Police, EMS, etc.

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