- Toughbook 53 Spec Sheet (Mk4)
- Toughbook 53 Spec Sheet (Mk3)
- Toughbook 53 Spec Sheet (Mk2)
- Toughbook 53 Spec Sheet (Mk1)
- Toughbook 53 Operating Instructions
- MIL-STD-810G certified
- Protection Plus Warranty Upgrade
- Standard Warranty Brochure (Toughbook Preferred)
- Absolute Data & Sevice Security
- Toughbook Product Comparison
The Panasonic Toughbook 53 is a great choice for a wide-variety of customers who want a durable laptop but don't necessarily need one of Panasonic's military grade fully-rugged units. With a nice sized 14.0 widescreen display and a long list of potential integrated features and options, the Toughbook 53 is priced right and poised to perform in the office or on the go.
Like all Toughbook or Toughpad models, the Toughbook 53 offers an optional integrated 4G LTE modem for Sprint, Verizon or ATT. Do you need a built-in broadband modem? There are essentially 4 ways to obtain mobile broadband in the field. You can 1) obtain an external aircard from your carrier of choice that will slide into a USB port or PC Card slot. You can 2) purchase a "jet pack" or hot spot that will create a small wireless network your laptop can access via WiFi. You can 3) "tether" your smartphone and share a data signal wirelessly. Finally, you can 4) build a modem into a laptop. There are advantages and disadvantages to all four methods. When you build a modem into a laptop, you protect the modem and create a stronger signal stength via pre-wired internal antennas. Most customers who opt for an internal modem do not regret it. To the side is an image of where a SIM card resides on a Toughbook 53.
A common dilemma amongst perspective Toughbook buyers is whether or not to go with a fully-rugged unit or a semi-rugged unit. While there are no hard rules to this debate, customers should take into consideration how they will use a Toughbook on a daily basis and of course their budget. The Toughbook 53 fills a nice middle-of-the-road space. Chances are, the Toughbook 53 is going to be a fantastic option for a large number of customers who simply want a capable, durable laptop. Yes, the Toughbook 53 is tested to and does pass many of the parameters of MIL-STD-810G. However, it is NOT a fully-rugged laptop in all respects. The Toughbook53 is NOT MIL-STD-461F or IP65 certified. If you still don't know which Toughbook model is right for you, please call us at 877-532-8088 to discuss further.
- 4GB SDRAM (DDR3L-1333MHz)expandable to 16GB
- DVD Super MULTI Drive
- Magnesium alloy case with handle
- Shock-mounted, quick-release hard drive
- Spill-resistant Keyboard and Touchpad
- 9-pin Serial Port Standard
- 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS
- Backlit emissive keyboard
- GPS (SiRFstarIII™)
- 720P webcam and digital mic
- 2nd LAN (10/100) or FireWire or RJ-11 Modem or Dual antenna pass-through
- Insertable SmartCard reader
- Contactless SmartCard/RFID reader
- Fingerprint reader
- 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSD Upgrade
SHIPPING AND LEAD-TIMES
In general, Panasonic Toughbooks, accessories and related mounting equipment are enterprise solutions that are typically custom built to order and thus carry a lead-time of anywhere from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 months. Please be advised that online orders where expedited shipping is chosen does NOT mean that specific product is in stock and will ship right away. It simply means we will ship via the selected method when the product is available to ship. We can only confirm availability over the phone or online chat. While we do our best to have a wide variety of Toughbook models and accessories in stock, this particular supply chain is challenging and we ask that customers please confirm availability with us on the phone when time is a priority. Additionally, expedited shipping will not apply to multiple items that might have multiple lead-times and ship dates. It is typically applying to the main item of an order. Again, please call us ASAP at 877-532-8088 to discuss urgent needs and expedited shipping.
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STANDARD WARRANTYAll new Panasonic Toughbooks sourced from authorized dealers are protected from manufacturing defects for three years. The standard warranty includes a priority parts exchange program and repair service at no cost with overnight shipping to and from Panasonic included. Panasonic’s standard warranty (often referred to as “Toughbook Preferred”) also includes lifetime technical support directly with Panasonic at 1-800-LAPTOP-5. In addition, Toughbook end-users have online access to drivers, first-aid disks, BIOS updates, tools, utilities and manuals. Panasonic's Standard Manufacturer's Warranty does NOT cover accidental damage of any kind.
ORIGINAL BATTERY WARRANTY
All new batteries, whether included in the original Toughbook purchase or acquired as an accessory after the fact, are covered under warranty for one (1) year from date of purchase. Replacement batteries supplied to a customer under warranty are only covered through the end-date of the original purchase.
Extends original standard warranty (minus the battery) through 4 or 5 years.
While the standard warranty covers anything that happens to your Toughbook under normal operations (meaning manufacturer’s defects), it does NOT cover accidental damage of any kind. It is a common misconception that MIL-STD rated laptops like a Toughbook are warrantied for damage within a parameter like a 6ft drop. Meaning if you drop your Toughbook from 3 feet and it breaks then it is covered by the standard warranty. This is NOT correct. It is impossible for Panasonic to know if it were 3 inches or 3 stories. The only way to be covered from accidental damage is to purchase a Protection Plus or Ultimate Care warranty upgrade. Protection Plus covers one major component failure per year and is limited to one complete device replacement during the warranty period.
ULTIMATE CAREUltimate Care is essentially unlimited Protection Plus. This means Panasonic will fix or replace your Toughbook an unlimited number of times within the upgraded warranty period. It does not apply in the case of natural disasters (think hurricane or fire) as well as theft/lose and intentional damage (you as the customer trying to upgrade an internal component when you shouldn’t).
This upgrade stands alone and is applied to any warranty or upgraded warranty you have on a Toughbook. Meaning if you have Ultimate Care, it also will now be on-site with Panasonic’s onsite upgrade. Panasonic will send out a Panasonic-certified technician to your door to perform repairs onsite.
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I am looking at a Toughbook 53 but I do not know the basic pack of this model includes?
The most basic Toughbook 53 will include the following specifications.
Win10 Pro, Intel Core i5-4310U 2.0GHz, vPro, 14.0" HD, Lite, 320GB(5400rpm), 4GB, Intel WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, TPM, Bluetooth, Multi-drive, Toughbook Preferred
The official spec sheet will also indicate which features on the CF-53 are standard and which are optional.
I want to know the basic pack have battery and power adapter?
Yes - all Panasonic Toughbooks will come standard with a primary battery and AC Power adapter.
How long does it take if i order my laptop now for you to ship it for me?
Panasonic Toughbooks and Toughpads are very often custom built equipment that can carry lengthy lead-times of 30-60 days or longer. There can be various models and options that are in stock. We would need you to call us to discuss what may be able to ship quickly. 877-532-8088.
How many of these are available ?
The CF-53 is officially discontinued. However, we do anticipate inventory remaining in some form or fashion for at least several more months. The challenge will be potentially shipping quickly and/or pricing and part numbers.