Upgrading: What Are Toughbooks Used For?

9th Oct 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Laptop to a Toughbook

 A Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 refurbished by OC Rugged.

Sometimes we’re asked: “What are Toughbooks used for?” The answer is bigger than you might think:

  • Emergency first responders
  • Healthcare professionals in the field
  • Government agencies and utilities
  • Towing companies
  • Mechanic garages and workshops
  • Construction projects
  • Heavy industry

That’s just to name a few of our typical customers! The list goes on and on, from gamers to mudders and hunters to fishing boats on the open sea.

There are all kinds of situations where it makes sense to go with a refurbished Panasonic Toughbook by OC Rugged Laptops. Here is our list of The Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Laptop to a Toughbook.

1. Extra Protection Against Accidental Damage

What are Toughbooks used for? First and foremost, they are used for mobile computing, away from a typical office setting. People use Toughbooks in their vehicles, at factories, in warehouses, and other hazardous places.

Mobile computing devices such as laptops and tablets are much more susceptible to situational damage than their counterparts sitting in a comfy office. Toughbooks are heavily insulated against damage from accidents like spilled drinks, sudden drops, and other common hazards out in the field.

2. Operating in Harsh Environments

When people ask us what Toughbooks are used for, we often tell them that it’s all about the operating environment. Here are some of the things that can kill a laptop’s lifespan:

  • Extreme heat (e.g., inside parked cars)
  • Extreme cold
  • Direct sunlight
  • Tropical humidity
  • Salty marine air
  • Frequent vibrations
  • Sudden pressure bursts

Toughbooks are built rugged, able to resist all of the above environmental hazards. Some of our most popular models, like the Toughbook 31 and the Toughbook 19, are even built “fully” rugged, to military-grade specifications, capable of operating in the most difficult environments.

3. Durability Against Heavy Wear & Tear

What are Toughbooks used for? Durability. People out in the field or in other hazardous operating environments tend to be physically harder on their computers than people in a safe office setting. There’s often very little finesse or delicacy when it comes to typing, adjusting the screen, plugging in cables, etc.

Toughbooks stand up to the punishment, leading to a much longer service life.

4. Continuity of Operations

Continuity is another angle when thinking about the question of what Toughbooks are used for.

If you or a colleague are out in the field doing important work, the last thing you want is for those operations to grind to a halt due to computer failure. This is especially important in first responder situations as well as in industrial situations where computer failure could lead to costly and time-consuming production delays.

5. Affordability Through the Refurbishment of High-Quality Devices

What are Toughbooks used for? Saving money. At least, that’s the case when you buy refurbished here at OC Rugged Laptops.

To keep it simple: high-quality products tend to have a longer service life, and what makes a Panasonic Toughbook so rugged is mainly the outer case. With a few exceptions, the actual electronic components are mostly what you would find in any top-quality computer.

At OC Rugged Laptops, what we do is procure Toughbooks that are in great condition, refurbish them, and then sell them at a much more affordable price than their brand new counterparts. This is a lifesaver for any agency or company operating on a tight budget for technology upgrades. By going with OC Rugged Laptops, you can cost-effectively upgrade your entire computer fleet.

  • Best of all, you can customize your Toughbooks. Want more computing power or a bigger hard drive? Not a problem. Just pick out your specifications on the product page.

That’s What Toughbooks Are Used For

Get started upgrading your laptops today: Customize your new Toughbooks at OC Rugged Laptops. Also, be sure to check out our rugged accessories, and our vehicle mounting solutions. We have free shipping on all orders!

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