Pros: Durability, reliability, flexibility
Cons: needs a rear headphone port to accept external speakers
As a mobile tool business owner, I have found the Panasonic CF-50 to be extremely reliable. My laptop goes wherever I do every day. I operate a Snap-On tool franchise and some of the roads I travel are not kind to computers. It bounce around all day long on the truck and then goes into the house or the hotel with me at night. It handles temperature changes without problem, often going from 60 to below freezing, then back to room temp without a glitch. The battery on the CF-50 is more reliable than the ones on the CF-48 or -47, with a much longer off-power run time. The drives are nearly bulletproof. I have a dvd/cd/cdrw drive and a 3 1/4 floppy, both work flawlessly. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone on the go.