Summary: We have 85 of the CF-52 Toughbooks in the hands of field service technicians. On the whole, we have had good success with them. It is a great machine for in-the-truck and on-the-job duties. This is a computer version of a work truck.
Pros: Semi-rugged with port covers for all of the ports. Includes and optical drive and has 4 USB. The keyboard is a regular laptop keyboard and not one of the "Chiclet" keyboards that have become popular. The unit is very durable and rugged with a handle.
Cons: The unit is rather heavy. The port covers, if they break, are not easily replaced.
Summary: This is the 3rd Toughbook we've purchased from this company & all are still going strong. They were replacements for our first ones that we started with in 2007 that we purchased elsewhere for a bit more money. They've worked well for us, using them 24/7 in patrol cars.
Excellent all purpose semi-rugged PC, You will not go wrong with this PC
17 November 2012
Summary: I have two of these PC's. One of them is for work and one for home use. The work PC has been dropped many times. It keeps on working. Battery life is very very good. Parts are easily changed if needed. An excellent choice for home use or field/work use.