Laptops For Diesel Engine Diagnostics

What is the Best Laptop for Diesel Engine Diagnostics?

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptops and tablets are the ideal tools for diesel truck diagnostics.

Panasonic laptops and smaller, lighter tablets are a game-changer for diesel truck mechanics. Coupled with the right software, they will tell you exactly what’s wrong with your diesel truck.

In the early days of computerized diesel truck diagnostics, most companies used consumer-grade laptops – some still do. The problem is that the environment of busy service bays often results in drops and dust and liquid spills. This not only costs money but also reduces service technician productivity.

Two vital requirements for laptops and tablets used for diesel truck diagnostics are:

They must be able to survive in a punishing diesel truck service environment.

They must be capable of providing superior mobile connectivity.

For this reason, rugged and semi-rugged TOUGHBOOK laptops are key for this industry, and an increasing number of companies recognize this fact.

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Choosing the Best Panasonic Laptops for Diagnostics

Even though many diesel mechanics operate in a workshop environment, it’s not unusual for them to undertake diagnostics and repairs outdoors. TOUGHBOOK laptops offer portability as well as durability and reliability, and their sunlight-viewable touchscreen displays can be very beneficial.

Mooring Tech recommends three Panasonic TOUGHBOOK models for diesel engine diagnostics:



The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 55 is the lightest and thinnest laptop in its class. It is also the only TOUGHBOOK with a possible DVD drive option. This is invaluable if you have custom software available only on CD or DVD.

Unique Features and benefits

Super-tough, it has a battery life of up to 40 hours if you take an optional second battery. The color-selectable backlit keyboard is another great feature for diesel truck technicians who work outside of the workshop

The TOUGHBOOK 55 also offers the option of FirstNet EM7511 Band 14 mobile broadband that provides maximum mobility capability.  




The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33 is the first fully-rugged 2-in-1 of its kind, and it’s perfect for diesel truck diagnostic technicians who work in demanding conditions. The detachable tablet enables them to get the device closer to problem parts in areas where space is tight, while still being able to access the keyboard.

Unique Features and benefits

The TOUGHBOOK 33 boasts a groundbreaking 3:2 display that improves the readability of documents in all conditions. Its innovative design also allows backward compatibility with all TOUGHBOOK 31 vehicle docks.

Like the TOUGHBOOK 55, it offers the option of Band 14 broadband.




The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2 is an ideal fully-rugged 2-in-1 device that is lightweight and thin. It’s been around since mid-2016 but incorporates leading technology that enables technicians to work in any environment whether it’s hot, cold, dirty, clean, dry, or wet. Its glove-enabled touchscreen can even be operated with wet hands.

Unique Features and benefits

It’s easy to use in tight spaces and is ideal for service and maintenance technicians who need good, dependable equipment. Its built-in handle can function as a kickstand, which increases flexibility.

The display is sunlight-viewable too.


Build Your Diesel Diagnostic Laptop or Tablet Today

Mooring Tech Offers the Best TOUGHBOOK Models for Diesel Truck Technicians

A trusted Panasonic reseller partner, Mooring Tech helps customers choose the best mobile device to meet their needs.

Instead of buying a package deal for diesel truck diagnostics, you buy the software and we’ll help you decide which TOUGHBOOK is best for you and your technicians. Don’t settle for less.

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 55

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2


Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 33