Panasonic Toughbook CF-27 Mk. 1
Panasonic released Toughbook series computers in 1997.
It was a specialized series of computers made to withstand harsh
environmental conditions, such as extremely high/low temperatures,
humidity, water or sand. Most of Toughbooks were good computers, bought
by industry or military.
One characteristic thing in Toughbooks is presence of handles like a briefcase. These handles could be used with a belt to carry the notebook as with a bag. Good metal construction of casing allowed to carry notebook this way without problems.
|Year of unit||1997|
|Year of introduction||1997|
|CPU||Intel Pentium MMX 233MHz|
|RAM||32MB (upgradeable to 192MB by EDO SODIMM)|
|Floppy Disk||In a bay|
|Hard Disk||?? (absent in my unit)|
|Other media||CD-ROM drive in a bay|
|Graphics and display:||800x600|
|Keyboard and pointing device:||Small PC keyboard without numeric
1 - Ground
|I/O:|| - Serial port
- Parallel port
- VGA video out
- PCMCIA x2
- USB 1.1
- Dock connector
My unit has no hard disk nor hard disk caddy/cable, so I can't do much with it. It can boot OS from floppy, but has significant problems with "live CDs" as it has only 32MB of RAM.