I love how this machine is nearly indestructible compared to most ...
4 December 2014
Summary: I love how this machine is nearly indestructible compared to most laptops built today. Yes, it is bulky but dimensions wise it is perfect for me as it has the compatness of a netboook/ultraportable and fits in cramped spaces easily. My biggest pet peeve with laptops has always been the hinges holding the display. The hinges on this toughbook are rock solid. I can walk around holding this laptop from the top of the screen without issue.
Summary: I am using this computer to write this review. It is now my choice for most of my daily use. I like the sharp, bright display. The keyboard is well designed. The RAM is less than 2 megs and that makes it slow at times. Therefore the less than five star rating. Otherwise it is a great little computer.
Summary: I had Netbooks from other manufacturers and none compare with the Panasonic Toughbook W8 for quality and usability. A good keyboard is essential for ease of typing and Panasonic has the best keyboard that I had used in a long time since Apple Powerbooks. I can type fast and accurately and the keyboard is buttery smooth when typing. The round touchpad is not multitouch but it is excellent and accurate for usage. Much better than the other cheap Netbooks.
Summary: Good computer after you get rid of vista or windows xp (software over 10 years old) and add windows 7. granted the chipset supports 32 bit windows 7 and can accept 2gb more ram, in 32 bit configuation for a total of 4gb. The processor is a dual core celleron 1.2ghz so on par with your 2011 smartphone. This is very durable with a magnesium case but scratches easily and inturn soon looks like it was in Iraq and shipped via USAIR baggage.