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.
Recently (2018) the wiki website dedicated to supporting these notebooks had turned to something with the same text, but not offering files to download. This should be remembrance for everyone who want to make web pages paid for viewing (where's my refund? :) ). However, it is still possible to retrieve them from archived copies. Go to this listing to get EXE file names.
The files are not archived there, so we need to find them in another archived place Copy this address:
And change cf27_mk1_98inf.exe file name to the name you
got from the previous link. e.g.