The CRAZY Upgradeable Laptop - Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 55 Showcase

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In the world of soldered ram, pentalobe screws and glued down batteries - Panasonic is taking the complete opposite approach with the new Toughbook. They've created a laptop where nearly everything, including the GPU, can be swapped almost instantly.

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Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott 3 yıl önce
God bless Panasonic for making 90's style laptops with 2019 technology. _Someone_ has to make laptops for people who don't like throwing perfectly good hardware away every 3 years.
Steve Qi
Steve Qi 8 aylar önce
@superJK92 from looking at the site, I'm pretty sure it is about powerPC. Seems like they're trying to make a power PC laptop with a non Intel or AMD CPU.
superJK92 8 aylar önce
@Power Progress Community I thought that the site was about powerPC XD
needforsuv 2 yıl önce
@parasite unit optical drive = fast swap hdd
parasite unit
parasite unit 2 yıl önce
@needforsuv same. Dell E6400. Keep having a peek for a replacement, but as with the machine they're showing... The modular aspect is difficult to find in other models. On the Dell - Got a second HDD, 8Gb ram, bigger battery and such... Trying to find a laptop that can have a second HDD which can be quickly swapped if needed is quite the challenge...
747Grant 2 yıl önce
Never thought the coolest laptop I'd see in 2019 was from Panasonic... lol
Dinobo Yıl önce
To be fair, Panasonic made the Panasonic Q so they clearly know what they’re doing
Mayuri Shiina
Mayuri Shiina 2 yıl önce
i’ve used toughbooks for years.. never figured out how to kill one without completely destroy it..
Dean Krahling
Dean Krahling 2 yıl önce
•.•. r/whoosh
Zubayer Yousuf
Zubayer Yousuf 2 yıl önce
I am watching in 2021
Max Müller
Max Müller 2 yıl önce
@O Mocking the guy above
Dalton2K5 2 yıl önce
2:22 speaking from experience, Toughbooks have been used in the military, such as specific situations like on deployment in a FOB (Forward operating base). If the FOB gets attacked, overrun, or you just need to get the hell out of there quickly, taking the HDD out quickly is much much better than lugging every single laptop out of a makeshift office. Sensitive data must be secured or destroyed.
Do you store a jug of kerosene near to important documents and HDDs for this?
Andrew Driver
Andrew Driver Yıl önce
@Alfredo di Nuzzo I was in Afghanistan and Syria. Where tf were you?
Godfather Yıl önce
@Nate Stavron I think he meant phycopaths, like serial killers.
Ad53 2 yıl önce
When you let the actual engineers design a laptop you get something cool at this
Jayden Crews
Jayden Crews 2 yıl önce
But Linus you forgot the extended mag and 8x zoom attachments.
Ilham Yıl önce
Best of all, it's legal in Cali
Dennis Hall
Dennis Hall Yıl önce
Of course there's the most critical module of all: Tactical bean holder.
MKNick10 Yıl önce
It's Fiery
It's Fiery 2 yıl önce
And an Apple m416
The Panda Slayer
The Panda Slayer 2 yıl önce
Dorian Rawls
Dorian Rawls 2 yıl önce
Panasonic remains my favorite brand. The exact opposite to what Apple does. Durability, modularity, studiness. They have this philosophy where everything is thought and made FOR the consumer. Most of all their TVs are excellent for their price. Only LG can compete (Sony being as good but way too expensive). Back when they made Plasma screens they had the best Tvs around for a very decent price. Their OLEDs are great and less expensive than other brands. I hope they will keep on making such good hardware and keep this respect for their clients.
Tomahawk Studios
Tomahawk Studios 10 aylar önce
I'd say Pioneer plasmas were the best plasmas along with RPTVs, but yeah Panasonic makes some quality TVs too along with Sony and LG
zee упитис
zee упитис Yıl önce
They have the best mirrorless cameras for video in both full frame and MFT as well.
Mattias Eensaar
Mattias Eensaar 2 yıl önce
Raymond Costello
Raymond Costello 2 yıl önce
I still have one of their plasma TVs and it is still the best tv I have ever owned
geok1ng 2 yıl önce
my plasma panasonic is 13 years old and still the living room gaming rig .
Ares 3 yıl önce
Imagine if they had batteries for every bay. *UNLIMITED POWER*
Alejandro Ruiz
Alejandro Ruiz 2 aylar önce
@Gabe Nydick you are allowed to as long as you get permission from the airline (fx: people carring camera equiment usually have 3x the amount of batteries for their equipment)
RebornSplash60 3 aylar önce
@Gabe Nydick So does that main that airplanes are not allowed to have spare engine petrol.
Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu 7 aylar önce
@Geoffrey Johnstone Its treason, then
Thewaterspirit57 Yıl önce
That laptop would last forever XD It would be like a DS in sleep mode. Open it up 3 years later, and the light just starts flashing lol
Joosep Koppel
Joosep Koppel Yıl önce
Apple powerbooks hot swappable batteries go brrrrr
Oki_Dingo 2 yıl önce
As an aviation mechanic, I have been using these for the last 15 years. We use the thicker ones and they really are tough. I have dropped them from wings many times. They really are a great product
Stan B
Stan B 11 aylar önce
@The Obama Except, they are a lot harder to damage and kill then 3310s.
Sounds like the laptop version of the 3310
Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
I thought you meant you dropped it from a plane in the sky
Actinium Anarchy
Actinium Anarchy 2 yıl önce
Same here, especially with most corporate aviation still requires laptops with floppy drives
Mashfiq Hossain Alvi
Bro you must be living a very fascinating life
MrKnight3356 2 yıl önce
“For some reason it supports a car mount, why would you need a laptop in your car?” “They even use the example of a police cruiser” Linus... you know police use laptops in their cars, right?
I thought they all used a Rolodex
toe gobbler
toe gobbler Yıl önce
@ZXEJ I also imagine intelligence agencies would find it useful
ZXEJ 2 yıl önce
Also many field engineering and technical people use laptops in vehicles.
Kuma 2 yıl önce
I heard that if you buy 6 of them and shout "Toughbooks, assemble!" they become a self sentient sex robot.
Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu 7 aylar önce
@All About Miims oh
All About Miims
All About Miims 7 aylar önce
@Sun Tzu me thinks you don't get the joke...
Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu 7 aylar önce
@All About Miims wooosh
dessnom Yıl önce
Charles Alden
Charles Alden 2 yıl önce
I love toughbooks, after using them in the military I have owned a Toughbook ever since. At the moment I have a Toughbook 20, which is a tablet that connects to a full laptop base. As I use it on my sailboat, it gets pretty dirty and knocked around a bit, with no damage. I’ve even dumbed it into the ocean once while at anchor, after rinsing it with fresh water and than alcohol, it worked perfectly. Thankfully, as it was my only computer at the time and had all of my charts on it. I love these laptops and will always have one in possession, no matter the cost.
FrozenThrone7 Yıl önce
You: “No matter the cost” Panasonic: $10k
SiliconValleySky Yıl önce
Carried one both military and civilian. One time someone spilled coke on my keyboard. I walked to the office kitchen and held it under the sink and scrubbed it a little while it was on. Almost gave the admin NCO a heart attack. Can of air to get the water off, worked no prob.
TheG Yıl önce
@Alpha Male I liked it for counter battery fire control.
Charles Alden
Charles Alden Yıl önce
@Cardboard truck 1000 Navy, 6 years, I was an FC1 when I left.
Cardboard truck 1000
@Charles Alden what military?
UltraXFo 2 yıl önce
they should seriously make a gaming labtop like this
Charles 2 gün önce
Oh boy, have I got news for you... Framework, a very cool laptop company just announced a 16" laptop with modular IO AND modular GPU while being extremely repairable (going so far as to provide independant repair shops with schematics). It should come out later this year, LTT just released a video on that laptop
bananas stuff
bananas stuff 11 aylar önce
@michael ross 'cover me, changing GPU!'
michael ross
michael ross Yıl önce
@hax boi like changing the barrels on machine guns 😂
EliteSniperTV Yıl önce
@hax boi stack of fridge gpus 🤣
hax boi
hax boi Yıl önce
@Felix GPU thermal throttles you in vc: Hol on gotta swap to a cooled off GPU gotta be afk for 10 seconds
Crippling Depression
Apple: If you take out one screw your warranty is gone. Panasonic: hahaha ssd goes bwoop
FigureFarter 3 aylar önce
@Jake Dill Hard drives go click, click, click no beoop
Matthew Tompkins
Matthew Tompkins Yıl önce
TFW no one knows how warranties actually work because you can’t void a warranty when a screw is removed lol
Dr. SaMsUnG_88
Dr. SaMsUnG_88 Yıl önce
Framework has entered the chat*
Crippling Depression
@Jake Dill bro I made a meme comment I know how ssds work I am an IT major
Jake Dill
Jake Dill Yıl önce
Ssds don't go bwoop those are hard drives, ssds only go bwoop if the mosfats about to explode, actually don't even know if they have Moss fats they probably do.. I'm assuming there's a capacitor capacitor is always go bwoop when they're ready to be eaten, just like a potato in the microwave..
Henke 2 yıl önce
You mentioned the display cable being easily accessible, and there's a good reason for that! In large IT departments where we often have several thousand machines in circulation, being able to frankenstein two broken units together into one functional one quickly is an important feature to have. We often get computers with a broken screen but that are otherwise completely functional. And other times we get completely trashed units, with RAM that's still good to use. Salvaging usable parts is pretty much a daily occurrence. Sometimes several hundreds of machines are sent in at the same time for service, and at that sort of scale every minute counts. We didn't have this exact unit at my workplace, but we did have a low cost enterprise laptop with a lot of the same features in place.
Pyroguy096 2 yıl önce
"60 fps on all high quality in rocket league... Not UNusable, that's ok" My guy I used to play Minecraft on the lowest settings at 10 fps on my laptop XD
Programmers_Pub 11 aylar önce
Yo if you can't load minecraft on a computer, u can always load minecraft pi (a version adapted for the raspberry pi- a mini computer). I speak from experience there.
MISSINGNO 2 yıl önce
my laptop would lock up on the minecraft launcher
jbob music
jbob music 2 yıl önce
Bro I'm dropping frames in the bios
Rico Anthony
Rico Anthony 2 yıl önce
What the hell kind of computers do all of you have? Lmao. You can basically play minecraft on a calculator. I'm assuming y'all are kids, cuz most adults should have the money to make a small upgrade 😒
Minecraft is enjoyable at 10fps
Fable 2 yıl önce
Laptop: Has tons of upgrades. Windows 10: Oh I don’t think so.
Nick M
Nick M 10 aylar önce
@Fable the only reason windows is "good" is everyone makes their software to run on windows primarily. If that weren't the case, windows would suck
Rina Yıl önce
@Halo3Rat_ i see you dont do your research linux is better in many areas load times included, no one can see what your doing, and nearly everything windows has can be accomplished with wine, not having to restart for an update, have you seen windows being used for severs no as linux completely dominates, every super computer in the world uses it, its highly customizable, and with distros like puppy linux it can run inside 246mbs of ram, kaili linux is also the goto os for ethical/white hat hacking all around linux is just better and did i mention its free
Halo3Rat_ Yıl önce
@Rina the only thing linux is actually good for is minecraft minecraft loads a lot faster on linux than windows, and servers
The Inceptor
The Inceptor 2 yıl önce
@FOSS forever Ikr. People are just scared to learn how to use it.
Ryan Karolak
Ryan Karolak 2 yıl önce
I wish more laptops like this were being made. It's also a shame it's so expensive.
Nick 2 yıl önce
Now this is the laptop that my mom will buy for us. Something that can be passed down to each generation.
Godfather Yıl önce
Either this or some loser crapbook or some shii*y HP laptop that doesn't last 2 years, and the battery lasts half of that.
RyanMcLaren8 Yıl önce
I'm sold for this laptop lol
Joshua Vincent
Joshua Vincent Yıl önce
Oh mother, do buy us a Panasonic toughbook immediately, and all the add-ons please and thank you
Ramdoza 9624 Ch.
Ramdoza 9624 Ch. Yıl önce
This looks like a niceass laptop
Cardboard truck 1000
I would be happy
Some Guy
Some Guy 3 yıl önce
This is what we still want from computers. Exactly this.
Noah Braasch
Noah Braasch 3 aylar önce
You have a framework yet?
Calvin Huang
Calvin Huang 4 aylar önce
Lol. Nobody wants this. Not even you. You can't upgrade the CPU on these things. Or the display. Or the webcam. Or the keyboard. Or the touchpad. And the only GPU "upgrade" is a Radeon Pro WX 4150, which was already extremely weak (and a couple years old) when this was released. The biggest SSD module it has? 1TB. Upgradeability in desktops makes sense since they're inherently modular and have spacious standardized form factors. Nobody but Panasonic is gonna make modules for this thing. And they just can't afford to design that many modules for a single model of laptop. Just max out the specs on a normal laptop and get a payment plan. It'll be cheaper, and you'll enjoy its max performance the entire time you own it.
Ryster's Tech
Ryster's Tech 7 aylar önce
@I don't know I don't know I paid 135 dollars for a quad core latitude e6530. It is lighter than this, can house 1 97wh battery with another 30wh if you give up the optical drive, has a socketed processor, could be had with a touch display
Platon 7 aylar önce
Good Looking Lady
Good Looking Lady 9 aylar önce
You probably know at this point due to Linus videos but look into framework
Dan Chrome
Dan Chrome 2 yıl önce
most computers: you need a screwdriver to remove the graphics card toughbook: *laughs in modularity*
Dan Chrome
Dan Chrome 2 yıl önce
@Opiniononion my guy Im making a joke
M. K.
M. K. 2 yıl önce
literally dude
Opiniononion 2 yıl önce
Dude... Thumbscrews aren't even remotely expensive. Just buy a bag of 100 and be happy with them for the rest of your life while replacing every screw you ever may have to remove occasionally.
Katomic Comics
Katomic Comics 2 yıl önce
Can be heard even from a “police cruiser going down the highway with the windows open and the sirens on” Criminals: _finally a laptop for me!_
948320z 3 aylar önce
@Lovetoeat Allthefood It's ok, Toughbooks are rated splash-proof lol
Houdini Fontmeister
I mean these are what most cops have lol.
Lovetoeat Allthefood
But can you hear it while pissing onto the windshield of a cop car from the back of a fast-moving truck, while yelling "Pig! Pig! Oink, oink! Bacon sandwich at 2 o-clock!" I'm asking for a friend.
Harry Michaels
Harry Michaels 2 yıl önce
People who live in high crime areas: A LAPTOP FOR ME!
Jesus V
Jesus V 2 yıl önce
In all fairness, most of the notebook computers you see in police cars are Tough Books. Panasonic knows it's market and MARKETs to them.
Oscar Vaca
Oscar Vaca 2 yıl önce
These also work great for mechanics, used an older tough book in the shop and it handled oil splash, water, 12 foot falls off lifts and still ran.
SMDTS YT 2 yıl önce
Love the toughbooks, we use them up ladders all day, dropped them several times and only ever cosmetic damage, not even a blue screen after putting a dink in the concrete.
Ferris SpeedCAT
Ferris SpeedCAT 2 yıl önce
Hey Linus! Luv your channel! I was a Panasonic Tough-book Tek and the adhesive strips are part of the KB (Keyboard) kit. The TB's are designed for serviceability and are fricken awesome. I still have my CF-29 that still holds a 5-6 hour charge. They even have rubberized Backlit Chiclets for the NYPD and had to use a large screwdriver to open the rear IO doors from all the coffee and doughnut sprinkles. Not even kidding bro! Lol!
Jas Bangar
Jas Bangar 3 yıl önce
It's missing a self-destruct button with a 10 second timer.
kenyér42 3 gün önce
POV: your cat presses it
Hector Andem
Hector Andem 2 yıl önce
The Thermite package is a mil-spec extra, chief.
Jas Bangar
Jas Bangar 2 yıl önce
@Joseph Fickenscher C4 for the win? LOL
Joseph Fickenscher
Joseph Fickenscher 2 yıl önce
Make it N U C L E A R!
Crao 2 yıl önce
Samantha Anders that would not be SELF destruct xD
Zelkouo Yıl önce
That's my new dream laptop now, if only it wasn't so expensive
외국인 블레이크
Panasonic: "Don't leave it out in the rain" Linus: "Ok... but I'm ripping off the keyboard"
Aaron Paine
Aaron Paine 2 yıl önce
That removable storage, and the ability to, as you say, rip the ssd out, run it through a paper shredder, and ahhh, is a big selling point. 🤷‍♂️
Jeremy Lindemann
Jeremy Lindemann 3 aylar önce
The upgradeable GPU is a big deal but there's a couple of questions.What are the GPU options and will those options be made available for future graphics chips? The proprietary connectors and lack of a common laptop standard for swappable peripherals mean you may be limited to Panasonic only options. Since there is no guarantee for how long Panasonic will keep making peripherals then buying this laptop is a bit of a gamble. Also, can the CPU be upgraded on this model? It's a good laptop and a step back in the right direction but it's still built without the foundational standards that all manufacturers should adhere to and which would assure a longer future for upgrareable laptops. That is key.
Julius Fučík
Julius Fučík 2 yıl önce
I love this concept. I would take two batteries and the SSD pack. I could see using the GPU module, especially if they would provide an update after a few years or so.
peter müller
peter müller 3 yıl önce
Finally a Laptop that is safe for Linus to handle
RyanMcLaren8 Yıl önce
Yes lol
Cardboard truck 1000
@Gabriel Kellar Panasonic: think again
Well Silver
Well Silver Yıl önce
@Synaptic Decay can it survive thermonuclear bomb?
Synaptic Decay
Synaptic Decay 3 yıl önce
It's not that hard to destroy. In the field we destroyed a few via small arms fire, RMJ Forge Axe, throwing it against the wall, and running it over with a few heavy transport.
Jograt Labingpito
Jograt Labingpito 3 yıl önce
There's no such thing he cannot break
Jacob Guenther
Jacob Guenther 2 yıl önce
Watching this reminds me of why i still use my Dell precision 7 years after release. The ability to swap things out is super convenient
JAMP0T1 2 yıl önce
I’d have to have a smart card reader in there, idk why but I have this massive fascination with them
Acumenium 2 yıl önce
This is a really interesting laptop. A lot of unique concepts... not sure it works out for most entirely due to the cost, but it looks good and obviously very well-built.
양탈늑 Wolf Under Sheep Skin
I would LOVE to see this developed more. This is like the project ara of laptops
Jinghis Khan
Jinghis Khan 2 yıl önce
I wonder if they can make a RTX variant of this. I'd buy it for sure. 40 hours of battery, good RAM, CPU, and even just something like a RTX 2060 mobile or GTX 1660 Super/Ti mobile would be epic.
Matt X
Matt X Yıl önce
Purpose of this laptop is having a reliable machine for certain conditions. It's not for gaming. Using overly sophisticated parts like powerful GPU would make it vulnerable, with overheating issues etc. I would rather want a very bright display with anti-reflective surface that can be used in direct sunlight.
Patrick Keller
Patrick Keller 3 yıl önce
Microsoft: We designed our new Laptop with repair in mind. Panasonic: hold my SSD.
Isaac Karjala
Isaac Karjala 3 yıl önce
96D4HS9 don't worry, they don't sell them to the public.....
YungMalaria 3 yıl önce
@kens32052 apple will fix almost anything its just they will charge you so much it doesn’t even make sense to repair
Azreal 3 yıl önce
You mean hold my gpu
carterdoesthings 3 yıl önce
Hold my 50 pre-charged spare batteries and spare charging station
Outfrost 3 yıl önce
More like, hold my screws.
First United Methodist Church of Fairbanks
This reminds me of my old Inspiron 1720, where pretty much everything was upgradable. Not quite as modular as this machine, but the optical drive came out with one screw, it was prewired for an additional WiFi card and a LTE card, it could output S-Video, Component, and VGA, had a FireWire port as well as a built-in 56K modem, the CPU was socketed and upgradable, and it even had an ExpressCard slot and two 2.5" drive bays.
megaangelic 2 yıl önce
Looks just like a laptop I had in the late 90s. Had exactly the same swapping modules for floppy, CD, batteries, modems, etc.
blueeyesseto 2 yıl önce
These laptops are used through automotive and mechanical industries as diagnostic computers, great for the heavy mechanics and agriculter mechanics for field work, we had one for working on Landrovers, ours use to overheat every time it went over 32°c (our humidity level is really high feels like 40°c at 34°) we use to put it in the fridge to cool the cpu down to useable temps 🤣 thing still ran when i left.
Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith Yıl önce
I’ve got both the Toughbook CF-18 and CF-19 convertible tablet/laptops as well as a CF-29 and I love the modularity of all of them.
spotify95 2 yıl önce
That is some awesoe upgradability and modularity if I say so! If I had the money to, I'd get one of these with all of the different modules - they'd all come in useful at some point. Especially the second SSD, the optical disks, the GPU, the fingerprint reader and the second battery.
Uzedrname 2 yıl önce
MacBook: "nooooooo did you just try to replace my ssd??? soo rudeeee" Panasonic Toughbook 55: "yeah feel free to swap the cpu while im running i dont care"
Laurence Ramos
Laurence Ramos Yıl önce
@AuraKille that's the thing *You missed the joke* Good luck next time!
Alex C
Alex C Yıl önce
J Espinola It actually is possible
Tomoko Yıl önce
Panasonic haha cpu go brrrrrrrr
Orlando Karaoke
Orlando Karaoke 2 yıl önce
If the video card module had additional hdmi out it would be really awesome. Could use it for dj / karaoke applications. Since it's tough built would be great for sitting on top of a dj equipment rack to run the show.
Alan Eddy
Alan Eddy 2 yıl önce
I like Panasonic as a company. This has been a unique laptop line for years. I would go for dual battery also plus a blu-ray drive provided it was the top of the line and could play and write high capacity disks. Being a toughbook I'd expect it to do everything. I like the i/o options but would love to know if this laptop support thunderbolt 3?
Ben Farber
Ben Farber 2 yıl önce
We use them a lot in emergency services. That's why it has many of the upgrade options it does and the car docs.
Nicolas Faust
Nicolas Faust 2 yıl önce
Yes, that is really cool, and a great concept. Something I am sure Panasonic already stopped supporting. That is the thing with these sorts of deals. Yeah, it is modular, but it is at Panasonic's discretion what you can upgrade to, and how expensive they are going to make it. Hopefully, we get more of these types of devices and a universal standard so you can get a much larger range of generic pieces. Until that day comes this is still just a niche toy for those who can afford it or companies that might need it.
arfink 2 yıl önce
The audio thing is cool. I wish I could easily find a phone (or even a bluetooth speaker) that could get that loud. I work in a factory where it's *CRAZY* loud but also where I'm basically the only person around in a football-field sized area of noisy machines, and it would be great to listen to music with my OSHA mandated hearing protection in. :P
Jack VanSickle
Jack VanSickle 3 yıl önce
Man, wish we had a disk dri- *CHANGING MAG*
SirYoyo Yıl önce
Remember, changing to your side HDD is always faster than cleaning your old one Captain Price circa 2009
J Clar
J Clar Yıl önce
You still are a high school student Linus
RTB for retasking
E 2 yıl önce
Me: Sorry friends I gotta reload Friends: wdym your gun is full of ammo Me: *I MEAN RELOAD MY LAPTOP MAG*
JanTube Yıl önce
I really like this! It is so upgradeable and repairable! I guess the biggest weakness is the screen. It should be replaceable too!
Waneman 2 yıl önce
I came across this video as I follow LTT. As a former Panasonic repair tech I can confirm these are awesome machines. Reading the comments it seems some might also be interested in the long-standing CF-31. It is one brick of a PC and is still used in most first-responder tech arsenal.
Normal Guy
Normal Guy 2 yıl önce
So, how many modules can be attached to this laptop? Panasonic: Yes
Mark Lechman
Mark Lechman 2 yıl önce
My 2000 Mac Pismo had dual hot-swappable bays so you could pop out the optical drive and drop in a second battery without shutting down. Pretty useful.
gargalfargl 2 yıl önce
I work EMS and we use tough books for our "paperwork". Would love the extra battery packs and the card reader
Cardboard truck 1000
@gargalfargl I see so you take it out of the car/ambulance?
gargalfargl Yıl önce
@Cardboard truck 1000 only while we're not with patients And where I work, some places can have 120 min transport times + whatever on scene time is
Cardboard truck 1000
So are they plugged in always?
cheesy core
cheesy core 3 yıl önce
omg there are SO many of these here I'm a technician in the Army, we use those toughbooks in pretty much anything that need communication with land signals, like tanks, remote antennas, artillery, ANYTHING there are thousands of those coming here every month for routine check-up, classified program/map imaging and fixing (usually swapping the HDD or the keyboard) that card reader may be the most important thing in there, as it is what used to identify the soldier and his security access level also that modularity is really important here, because those who fix them (I'm not in there), don't actually know how to open a laptop and disconnect and check stuff. they simply hot swap those broken modules with good ones. saves alot of resources from teaching the technicians how to handle an actual laptop
CBG 2 yıl önce
Do you use it as reloading practice in difficult situations
blankuser1 2 yıl önce
@John Charles *salutes back*
John Charles
John Charles 2 yıl önce
Those are some awesome insights! Thanks for sharing! *salute*
blankuser1 2 yıl önce
police use toughbooks as well
kingeling 2 yıl önce
Guess that’s why they named it the “tough book”
Ryan Jay
Ryan Jay Yıl önce
ThinkPads were not built with the ruggedness of these in mind, and they've been getting worse over the years, but a lot of their models do still have serviceability as a main goal. The majority of more business focused units can still replace the keyboards with just 5 screws. Also, some ThinkPad models (such as the T470) had both a smaller integrated battery as well as an external battery, allowing you to hot-swap indefinitely as well. Not the same level as this, but more enterprise focused products do still care about serviceability ... it is only in the consumer world where glued together screens and riveted keyboards have become acceptable.
Dee Black
Dee Black Yıl önce
I have the CF-30 my second one now and it is good enough for me as far as modularity goes. What I like about the CF-30 is the toughness of the unit. It was made for military and law enforcement use under the most extreme conditions. I can use mine in the rain without fear. It is only a 13 inch screen and it does weigh more than the 55 but if needed I could use it as a weapon without fear of breaking it. It has a free floating removeable HHD hard drive you can swap it out for SSD if you want. It is also touchscreen with a stylus that fits in the pullout handle and has a tether so you won't lose it. The speaker isn't the best but for my needs it is adequate. Also it has an SD card reader if you need that plus ethernet and telephone jacks. If you are mounting it in a vehicle there is a sliding door on the back to plug it into the dock while maintaining the waterproof quality. The biggest bonus is they are pretty inexpensive on eBay compared to when they were new!
I came from the "gaming on a 25 year old laptop" so I wasn't expecting this to be a modern laptop from how it looked.
Sierra the Wolf
Sierra the Wolf Yıl önce
Many of Panasonic’s laptops haven’t changed design wise since 1995 or so
Flipp3rrr 2 yıl önce
I would use it mostly with the default configuration, but with a fingerprint reader. I would also use the swappable SSD to have both an SSD with Windows and a different SSD with Linux in my backpack.
Shooter Q
Shooter Q 2 yıl önce
2:30 Real talk, from experience in the US military, the quick-swap hard drive is great for securing sensitive information in the safe; I couldn't imagine carrying out that necessary day-to-day task without the feature. Our devices were older so the stylus was tethered, but usually never used anyways.
ALG 3 yıl önce
Apple: soders everything to the logic board Panasonic: lets you tear this thing apart
c6amp 2 yıl önce
Because looks over functionality, less for more. As long as it looks good and has a half-eaten apple on it, people will buy it.
and people still throw their money after apple.
Hector Andem
Hector Andem 2 yıl önce
@Adam B Calm down, Steve Jobs Jr.
Drenlin 2 yıl önce
My thinkpad has a socketed CPU still. Thinking of upgrading it to the quad core version.
ALG 3 yıl önce
TEDRO They also do a very good job at making a minor issue look major, lie about it, and charge a absolutely ridiculous amount to fix something that doesn’t exist or doesn’t need fixing
0n 2 yıl önce
amazing. wish more companies would go this route. and bring to consumer market
RIOT 2 yıl önce
I use the 2 year old version of this at work for T.O.s. We have slow hardware in them but could easily be upgraded. Avoid the small/thin versions the battery dosnt last 30 min. The bat in standard models is great though and the second bat comes in handy on 18 hour shift trouble shooting avionic computers and equipment. Putting night mode on a timer to turn on during next shift is always fun.
J H 2 yıl önce
My 2010 (bought used for $300 in 2014) Lenovo T510 came with its optional GPU, and it now has an SSD (of course), increased RAM (of course), and I've added a BluRay drive so I can watch movies from my DVD / BluRay collection. Although it's getting on for 11 years old, I still use it every day for Working From Home and every evening for relaxing entertainment. Still works perfectly !!
Opera Studio
Opera Studio 2 yıl önce
The PowerBook G3 "Pismo" (1999/2000) had very similar upgradeability features (swappable bays -optical disks, additional HDD, Zip drives, Floppy disk.. there were many options in the market - and could house a hot swappable second battery, giving up to 8-9 hours of life, incredible for the time). Was a very easy opening laptop - just flip the "zero screws" keyboard - and could upgrade RAM, HDD, WiFi card, and even the processor, but not the graphics card. Nice to see that the concept is still around.
Julius Zietlow
Julius Zietlow Yıl önce
14:27 There are standard antenna cable colors in notebooks. Orange/Red and Blue are for LTE or 3G (WWAN) and Black, Gray and White are the three antenna cables for WIFI. This notebook seems to have some kind of antenna switching inside. Only a few notebooks have that (I have first seen that in my ROG notebook) and it has a chip built onto the board that can detect the different signal strengths all around the notebook and switch the antennas for the WIFI and maybe WWAN always to the strongest antennas.
alyeakitty 3 yıl önce
Linus: "They should have known what they were getting into............" Panasonic: "Don't test the water resistance in the rain..."
Vuntedum 3 yıl önce
there likely was "try to not drop it" somewhere.
Fixy Clary
Fixy Clary 3 yıl önce
@Jared Maddox I have one of the earlier models and someone wanted to see how tough it really was...so I put it on the floor and stood on it.
steingat 3 yıl önce
or disassemble the gpu
Nick Savolskis
Nick Savolskis 3 yıl önce
@gb nq yes, but he forgot to put a parachute on it when he dropped it out a plane! He was probably just sent another and it was left out of the video!
gb nq
gb nq 3 yıl önce
Did Linus edit out the 'drop' test?
Rob 2 yıl önce
I work as a network manager for an ISP and I'd load it out with one battery (20 hours is long enough), IO module for configuring switches over serial, RFID for secure login without the fragility of smart cards, spare SSD to run different OS configs for different purposes.Also the vehicle dock so it's always charged and I can refer to maps or fibre survey information on the go. Looks great!
parasite unit
parasite unit 2 yıl önce
The only laptop that kind of comes (or came more accurately) to mind for a modular approach was the old DELL latitude E6400 - still haven't found all the options... There are many. As far as I know, you can get a backlit keyboard (an easy pop n swap affair)... A graphics card (no idea on spec)... A larger battery back (the dual is obviously better though). .. the DVD drive (showing the age now) can be swapped out for a second HDD. Plus other options such as Bluetooth and improved WiFi are all there... With this tough book - it would be the extra battery and a second HDD. Maybe get a dedicated dock too 🤔
Lumeron Swift
Lumeron Swift Yıl önce
How in the world hasn't this approach become the norm... it's so awesome to have options in something other than a desktop. And that dual-battery swap-out feature is staggeringly cool.
John Doe
John Doe Yıl önce
This approach was the norm. This is basically what almost all laptops used to be, for a couple of decades, before they started with the current BS approach of total integration, removal of all useful ports, direct-soldering everything, glue, welding, putting a different obscure security head on every screw, case-intrusion switches wired to the CPU self-destruct charge, and anything else they can devise to make your computer stay useful to you for as short a time period as possible.
RotcodFox 2 yıl önce
I love the idea of modular laptops, they seem incredibly useful
Luis M. Garcia
Luis M. Garcia 2 yıl önce
mind blowing that you DONT have those kind of options. this is a tad overkill, but I remember my old 2007 Dell inspiron 1525 that every component was upgradable. I switched out and added everything that was in the highest specd inspiron 1525 available from dell. did the same with a 2015 Asus KS53d Laptop. I'd like to see that make a comeback. nowadays OEMs solder anything they can to the board, which is killing upgradeability and repairability. I also have a 2015 Lenovo, granted its an ultrabook. only upgradeable components are the m.2 ssd and m.2 wifi. the m.2 port for the ssd is both PCIe and sata, so it will recognize both NVMe and sata drives, but will only boot from a sata drive because the bios only has drivers for sata. so there's that too.
stuart pascoe
stuart pascoe 3 yıl önce
We should definitely get a series “stuff manufactures don’t want Linus to open” 😂😂😂
Mikko Räsänen
Mikko Räsänen 3 yıl önce
At already exists, just without Linus: www.ifixit.com/Teardown
No Celebrity
No Celebrity 3 yıl önce
@750li 😂
750li 3 yıl önce
No Celebrity so every single tech product in existence ?...
No Celebrity
No Celebrity 3 yıl önce
...or drop?
Víkingur Sigurðsson
This is so overboard and I love it, if I didn't already have a laptop I'd honestly consider this, and that's as someone who has no immediate need for it.
Matt X
Matt X Yıl önce
I like the design but it would better with classic style keyboard when it's that thick. And the drive bay function is really useful. I got similar thing in my Dell D630 where I can have DVD-RW drive or second HDD/SSD. No screws just special hiding handle to easily remove the drive.
Rod Drixx
Rod Drixx 10 aylar önce
I'm still running a CF-52 i5 vPro i520M today. Just bought a brand new battery for it a couple weeks ago actually. Very nice products coming from Panasonic.
Seph2005 2 yıl önce
The removable SSD Is so you can completely change OS for different use. For example. The one I use has one for parts ordering system, and one for vehicle diagnostics (I'm a vehicle mechanic)
Mic Time With Mike
It is about time someone came up with this. This is so much better then your laptop getting outdated in 3 years and becoming a paperweight.
Hunter McDoogle
Hunter McDoogle 3 yıl önce
The reason for that super specific "police car with sirens and windows down" description is because the toughbook is one of the most popular police computers. About 90% of the time an officer pulls you over, he will run your info through a toughbook.
Blindcattan 2 yıl önce
A laptop with serial ports, I miss those
Alori 2 yıl önce
@GLACIOUS13 are you really talking about anti cop prejudice like it's a real thing? 🥴
Alori 2 yıl önce
@Hunter McDoogle very level headed paragraph you just typed out, but I do have one question about it How do those boots taste?
Hunter McDoogle
Hunter McDoogle 2 yıl önce
​@Alori That has to be about the most unintelligent thing I have ever heard. What ever your profession is... wait you dont work do you? Find one profession without a few idiots in it. Blanket statements are plain ignorant.
arthurnonimus 2 yıl önce
Yeah the 55 and bits are cool and all but the CF-19 is actually tough. Dropped one fully into water during a storm, was still working years later!
InstabilerStoff 2 yıl önce
Ive seen the first 50 seconds and im already in love with that laptop. Good job Panasonic !
SpetsnatzLegion 336
SpetsnatzLegion 336 2 yıl önce
It reminds me of this old Toshiba Satellite p200 my parents had that I took apart once. It’s from the early 2000s and it’s the only laptop I have experienced that you can swap out the RAM, CPU, GPU and HDD, though no hotswaps unfortunately. Too bad that it uses a super old CPU that can’t be upgraded to modern cores (intel core 2 or something), has a max RAM of 4gb and I have no idea if alternate GPUs exist, though I know you can remove it. If it was higher spec I would totally upgrade it and use it for work.
TheUnFoundBug 2 yıl önce
Whats nice about the hot swappable batteries though, is you can have a dedicated charging dock with that kind of load, i.e, if you have multiple people using them in a field environment, they can just swap the batteries for fully charged ones while the empty ones get charged on a dedicated charger with higher charge currents as theyre not going through a motherboard
Rivenworld 4 aylar önce
Only problem with the FZ55's is they are NOT totally waterproof (as the earlier ones were) and the screens can't take much in the way of impact, I know because my company bought 8 of them, three had to go back, 2 with water damage and 1 with screen damage and even though they were in warranty we still got charged for replacement (water damaged) keyboards and a new screen. The old CF range was much tougher. Also the price of the 'add-on' modules are horrendously expensive for what they are.
Sami Khalloufi
Sami Khalloufi 3 yıl önce
As a doctor i really could use one of those! In emergencies, or when the patient is not mobile enough to come to the practice, we have to go to the patient. We use cards to login to the medical record. So the card slot makes a whole lotta sense. In the near future we will be using our finger prints, nothing worse than forgetting your card at the practice. In Holland it rains a lot, a somewhat waterproof laptop is ideal just for the distance between the car and the front door. SIM card feature is also a must have so we can access our central terminal for the medical records. We now use outdated, though tough laptops with Windows XP lol. Tablets arent secure enough and are a pain. This looks really good! Thanks for the review
victorrocket215 2 yıl önce
In the army we use these for our satellite terminals
Drenlin 2 yıl önce
@Prodigy T430, an older one by laptop standards
Prodigy 2 yıl önce
@Drenlin what thinkpad type do you got?
Questionable Marks
Questionable Marks 2 yıl önce
@InfernosReaper Exactly!
Questionable Marks
Questionable Marks 2 yıl önce
@Thomas Pigg It's because the know the bugs and everything about the os. You wouldn't want your comp crashing when there's government or medical emergency. Most of the US GOV still uses XP.
JurassicPork 2 yıl önce
This computer + tons of battery modules + GPU module = the ultimate travel experience
techwatchlist 2 yıl önce
More mainstream consumer laptops should be just like this!
Void Yıl önce
The reason it’s this modular is because the biggest customers of toughbooks are militaries, law enforcement, hospitals and organizations operating in hazardous areas like construction sites or a refugee camp in a war zone, etc. These are typically used by numerous people sharing 1 laptop. The information on it is usually sensitive too so it needs to be easily replaceable between users. Features like that card scanner also suit the needs of some of the aforementioned users, like an intelligence officer accessing confidential information that needs clearance using a card, or to be used as an ID scanner by the police(who also use that car dock you mentioned very frequently), or like you said, to access someone’s medical info. Some good work panasonic has done on this. A lot different than the tough book I owned years back but still looks to have that same grit and reliability
bensai sakura
bensai sakura 2 yıl önce
I'm pretty sure you could fit some other gpu in there having opened that drive and assessing which type of (assuming) PCI-E connector it has. Would be long to do but surely one of those 1060-3gb or even those 2070 found in newer laptops could possibly be connected. Windows with drivers makes anything possible.
Ivo Gregurec
Ivo Gregurec 2 yıl önce
The trackpad is the first thing I would upgrade here and it seems like the only thing that can't be removed.
JoL 3 yıl önce
"Don't remove both of them. That would cause it to turn off." Are you sure? Some Panasonic toughbooks come with a small internal battery that lasts some 5 minutes specifically for when you want to hotswap the battery.
RoyB 2 yıl önce
@Baseer Rajabov It's built for the military.
Opiniononion 2 yıl önce
@ghostphoto you should google "fairphone". It's not like that, but it's built to be easily repaired by the user.
Blackwersus 2 yıl önce
@32 bit link Wow I have X260 and didn't know that lol. Thanks!
Scie 2 yıl önce
I was thinking about this as a feature. Guess I am behind Panasonic
HadessGun01 2 yıl önce
@ghostphoto *Laughs in Samsung J3 2016*
reikkuunn 2 yıl önce
Removable batteries amazing, I remember having an extra battery for my phone and easily swapping them. Its way better than carrying a powerbank.
mel816 2 yıl önce
Don't forget they extend the useful life of the phone too: as soon as the battery wears out you can easily swap it with a new one and get another year or two of life out of your phone.
reikkuunn 2 yıl önce
​@SoLongSidekick ​ I like it because I don't have to carry a cable with me. I can just grab the second battery and swap it out and I dont even need to wait for it to fully charge. Also removable batteries are really small compared to a powerbank. Left pocket extra battery, Right pocket phone.
SoLongSidekick 2 yıl önce
Except it's not? You're still carrying an extra item, but a powerbank can be used to charge anything.
TheHouseOfWaffles 2 yıl önce
Now if only I could get one with a full-sized keyboard. I wouldn't care if it were as large as those silver briefcases you see in the old spy movies!
Thomas Gianopoulos
Thomas Gianopoulos 2 yıl önce
The reason why Panasonic has that specific wording in their literature is because toughbooks are manly used by law enforcement. That is also why they mentioned the dock compatability, because a lot of agencies reuse a lot of gear after retiring a car that had said gear equipped, so if stuff is compatible that means less money needed for gear upgrades.
tiderfish 2 yıl önce
I been lucky enough to have a few older Toughbooks, and they really are the coolest laptops ever. Drop that thing down on the boardroom conference table and you will turn some heads!
Mogerus 2 yıl önce
A start-up company tried to do this with phones but didn't pick up. I hope modularity succeeds this time with laptops.
Qyoon 3 yıl önce
most interesting laptop of 2019, no joke.
Qyoon 2 yıl önce
@Dorian i agree
Dorian 2 yıl önce
@Qyoon Still interesting in 2021.
Qyoon 2 yıl önce
@Dorian ikr
Dorian 2 yıl önce
Still interesting in 2020.
British Thought
British Thought 3 yıl önce
It's made for government workers
Thewaterspirit57 Yıl önce
I would do a lot of the same set up that Linus would do, but I’d exclude the VGA and serial, cuz….. you’d have to be really unlucky having to use VGA for whatever, since most monitors have HDMI anyway. But yeah. I’d think that set up plus the GPU would be perfect for all of my light weight steam games, and even Sims4 and some emulators.
martiandeath Yıl önce
It’s kinda weird looking at this now that the framework laptop exists since it’s so similar in so many ways and yet so much smaller
Rygir 2 yıl önce
Now this is my kind of laptop! I would want the second battery, GPU and second SSD. Seems like you can't do that combo... also I'm missing IP68 since it is a toughbook.
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