Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-H2 (or just H2) rugged tablet PC for mobile workers is now available for US customers.
Lenovo’s new ultra-slim 13.3-inch notebook – the ThinkPad X1 series – is now available.
The business-use ruggedized ultraportable has 0.84-inch thin profile and starts at 3.7 pounds. It’s the thinnest laptop in the ThinkPad lineup and meets 8 military ruggedness standards. The configurations sold via Lenovo.com are powered by Intel’s 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M or 2.1GHz i3-2310M processor with integrated graphics. There’s a single RAM slot populated with a 4GB or 8GB memory module, as well as a 128GB or 160GB solid state drive, or a 320GB traditional HDD.
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.
Dell has made available for US customers the recently launched Precision M4600 and Precision M6600 mobile workstations, featuring the latest high-end Intel processors, professional video cards from AMD and Nvidia, and advanced display options.
The 15.6-inch M4600 and 17.3″ M6600 ship with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 Extreme quad-core processors, AMD FirePro Mobility and Nvidia Quadro dedicated video cards with up to 2GB GDDR5 video memory, Nvidia switchable GPU technology and AMD Eyefinity multi-display feature in select configurations, and up to 32GB of 1333MHz or up to 16GB of faster 1600MHz DDR3 RAM.
The EliteBook 8560p has a platinum-colored case with a “bead-blast” finish and an aluminum-alloy hinge. The chassis meets MIL-STD 810G military-standards for drop, vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high temperature.
The X10gx has a magnesium alloy chassis and is fully compliant with MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, vibration, and temperature extremes. In addition, it’s rated IP67 for ingress protection, making it impervious to moisture, dust, sand, pollen, mold and more.
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.
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.
Starting at 3.3-pounds, the 12.1-inch HP EliteBook 2540p incorporates standard voltage Core i5 and i7 processors for full CPU performance or a power-saving low voltage Core i7 model, as well as Intel HD integrated graphics and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
“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.