Optimize - CF-33

How to optimize your Panasonic Toughbook CF-33

You use your Panasonic Toughbook every day so why wouldn’t you want a laptop that’s running at its peak performance? Optimize your laptop by upgrading the RAM / memory and hard drive to maximize your laptop's performance. Let’s take a look at each one.


One of the most important components you can upgrade on your Panasonic Toughbook is your memory. RAM, also known as Random Access Memory, is where your computer temporarily stores your data so that your processor can quickly and easily retrieve it. It works like this: When you start a program, your processor gives a command to retrieve it from the hard drive. Once retrieved from the hard drive, your system needs a workspace to store that information so that your processor can manipulate and interact with it faster and more easily. That storage component is your RAM. 

A commonly asked question is, “Does more RAM make my system run faster?” Technically no, but here’s what it does do: It makes your programs run faster. More RAM allows you to run more programs or larger programs faster because you can now store more programs and information in your RAM. If the total number of programs or data exceeds the amount of RAM capacity in your computer, your system will see a significant loss in performance. When that happens your computer doesn’t just stop running, the processor just goes back to the hard drive to retrieve the data it’s requesting and reading data from a hard drive is a much slower process than reading data from RAM. We’ve all had a computer that “bogs” down, but increasing your RAM will help eliminate that from happening.

Upgrading your computer’s RAM to the maximum possible amount will allow your system to run at its maximum performance. The maximum capacity of RAM / Memory for your Panasonic Toughbook can vary depending on which generation Toughbook you have or are considering buying. 

Check here to find out what the maximum amount of RAM / Memory your Toughbook can hold.

There may be upgrade limitations depending on the operating system your computer system has. Most systems today are equipped with 64-bit operating systems that can fully utilize the maximum RAM / Memory your Toughbook has installed, however, if you have a 32-bit operating system or have software that requires a 32-bit operating system, you’ll only be able to utilize approximately 3GB of RAM. If you need to upgrade your system's performance from 32-bit to 64-bit, there are several options available to you. To find out more please contact one of our technical associates for assistance.


The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 already comes equipped with an ultra fast M.2 (NGFF) 2280 Solid State Drive (SSD). Optimize the performance of your laptop by upgrading the capacity of your SSD to 500GB or more. The Toughbook CF-33 mk1 comes equipped with a 256GB SSD. 

A solid state drive (SSD) is a solid state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies (flash memory) to store data persistently. SSDs have no moving parts and use an SSD controller for reading, writing and transferring data. Most SSDs use NAND flash technology which does not require power in order to retain data similar to USB thumb drives or SD memory cards.

And don’t forget to make your Toughbook mobile friendly with 4G/LTE broadband. Use your Toughbook for what it was made to do! Learn more.


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