Panasonic Toughbook 53 Semi-Rugged Laptop Announced

Panasonic Toughbook 53Panasonic has unveiled the Toughbook 53 semi-rugged laptop, featuring a 14″ screen with optional touch input support, Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors, and optional 4G connectivity.

The new Toughbook sports a magnesium alloy case with handle and has passed MIL-STD-810G tests, surviving drops from 30-inch height on six faces. It has a spill-resistant keyboard with backlight, sealed ports, and shock-mounted data storage.

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Panasonic Announces Toughbook F9 Business-Rugged Laptop

Panasonic Toughbook F9Panasonic has announced the Toughbook F9 thin-and-light 14.1-inch rugged laptop for business users.

The Toughbook F9 features the Intel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory expandable to 6GB, a 320GB shock-mounted hard drive, and a DVD burner. Its 14.1″ anti-glare LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1440×900-pixels.

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Panasonic ToughBook H1 Field Overview

Panasonic ToughBook H1 FieldPanasonic has released recently the Toughbook H1 Field rugged handheld tablet computer with a 10.4-inch display that supports both digital pen and touch input.

The 3.4-pound H1 Field runs on the Intel Atom Z540 processor at 1.86GHz and includes Intel’s integrated graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 64GB solid state drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, optional mobile broadband connection, GPS functionality, a built-in web camera, a 2D barcode reader and a RFID reader, and Windows 7 OS.

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Panasonic Updates ToughBook 19, 30 Rugged Mobile PCs

Panasonic Toughbook 19Panasonic has upgraded its rugged Toughbook 19 Tablet PC and rugged Toughbook 30 laptop with Intel’s Centrino 2 / vPro technology, an improved display, and larger data storage space.

“Both Toughbook notebooks incorporate 1,000 nit LCDs, circular polarization technology and anti-glare (AG) plus anti-reflective (AR) screen treatments to enhance screen viewability, further improving in-field usability for mobile workers. Additional upgrades to the Toughbook 30 and Toughbook 19 include improved security and remote management thanks to Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology, expanded memory capabilities, 40% longer battery lives, larger capacity hard drives, and optional SSDs,” Panasonic’s press release says.

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Panasonic Announces Toughbook W7, T7, Y7 in the U.S.

Panasonic Toughbook W7Panasonic has announced the availability of the new Thoughbook W7, T7, and Y7 notebook series in the United States.

The three business-rugged Panasonic ThoughBook laptops – the ultraportable W7, the tablet alternative T7, and the thin-and-light Y7 – feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a weight from 3.0 to 3.7 pounds, and a “long battery life”. These notebooks are drop- and spill-resistant, and have strong magnesium alloy cases and chassis, shock-mounted hard drives and LCDs, and internal flexible connectors for additional protection. The new Thougbooks also offer a range of embedded wireless options, including 802.11, Bluetooth 2.0 and optional built-in 3G mobile broadband solutions from AT&T (HSDPA), Sprint or Verizon Wireless (EV-DO Rev. A). Security features include the Trusted Platform Module (TPM v. 1.2) security chip, the Computrace theft protection agent in the BIOS, a cable lock slot, password security and an optional fingerprint scanner.

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Panasonic Announced “Santa Rosa”-Based CF-74, CF-52 Toughbooks

Panasonic Toughbook CF-74The European Panasonic has announced that its refreshed CF-74 and CF-52 Toughbook ruggedized laptops, featuring the latest Intel mobile “Santa Rosa” platform, will be available in June and July respectively.

“The new Intel mobile technology platform is centered on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with an 800 MHz front-side bus, mobile Intel 965 Express chipset, Intel Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN wireless module, and Intel Turbo Memory,” Panasonic explains.

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