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There are quite a few names when it comes to rugged gear, but few speak volumes the way Panasonic does when it comes to rugged laptops. The company's newest Toughbook is out and about, with the SX2 looking as mighty as ever. The new machine offers up 14.5 hours of battery life and uses an Intel Core i5-3320M vPro CPU, a magnesium alloy body, 12.1" LED-backlit display, a 720p webcam and two USB 3.0 ports. It's also been made 40% slimmer than prior models, though it's still offering a shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive allow it to handle up to a 30-inch drop to the base of the unit while operating,... Read more...
There's really just a single name in tough PCs these days, at least on the mainstream front, and that's Toughbook. Panasonic's Toughbook line has been taking beatings in the field for quite a while, and now the Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC is getting a refresh. The unit now ships with Intel's Core i5-3320M vPro processor (up to 3.3GHz), and an innovative ambient light sensor, allowing automatic backlight shut-off to improve battery life. There's also expanded storage -- up to 500GB of 7200RPM space, shock-mounted with a quick release hinge. There's a 10% improvement in battery life (up to... Read more...
It's funny how history repeats itself. Rugged tablets have been around for ages. They first hit around a decade or so ago, underpowered and with terrible battery life. they were chunky, rugged, and ready for the field. But no one bought into them, as their flaws superseded the pros. Panasonic has now announced that things are coming full circle, with the Toughbook entering the tablet space soon. The company recently announced that a future Toughbook Tablet would be shipping in order to address a current gap by delivering a product designed with security, functionality and real-world reliability... Read more...
>With the announcement of the Toughbook S9, Panasonic is taking claim to offering the world’s lightest 12.1-inch laptop with an integrated DVD drive. The new Toughbook S9 is powered by an Intel Core i5-520M vPro processor. It weighs 3 pounds and touts a battery life of up to 11 hours. Like other Toughbooks, the Toughbook S9 is made to endure drops, bumps and spills. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, and optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm. The Toughbook S9 comes with a standard three-year limited warranty for an estimated price of... Read more...
Panasonic announced a new addition to its Toughbook U1 family in the form of the new Toughbook U1 Ultra. This new Toughbook features a 64GB solid state hard drive, 2GB of memory, an Intel Atom Z530 Processor (1.6GHz), and Windows 7. It also has a TransflectivePlus display for up to 6000 nit viewability in direct sunlight. As its name would suggest, the Toughbook is tough—it can withstand a drop of 6 feet from any angle and it has a fanless design to make it water and dust resistant. The Toughbook U1 Ultra is currently available for approximately $2,799. Panasonic Introduces Newest Member... Read more...
Generally speaking, the main name in rugged portable computers is Panasonic. Their Toughbook line has long since been viewed as the one-stop shop for a computer that can travel with you yet still withstand the elements. But Getac has been offering similar machines for awhile as well, and their new V100 offers some pretty compelling reasons to look at it over a Toughbook. It all starts with the Core i7 (1.2GHz) processor, which is rarely found in rugged/tough notebooks, and is called the quickest dual-core convertible on the market today. The V100 convertible PC is built like a tank, offering a... Read more...
There's a new member in the Toughbook family that's being introduced by Panasonic today, but you wouldn't know it by just glancing at the basic specifications. Nothing about a 14.1" notebook that weighs just 3.6lbs. screams "Toughbook," but sure enough, the new F9 is about as rugged and tough as the come. The 14" form factor is a rare one, but Panasonic has somehow managed to create a laptop in this form factor that's both the world's lightest (for a 14" notebook) and tough enough to fall into the Toughbook line. It's hard to say if this invention will mean that future Toughbooks in other sizes... Read more...
What's better than an ultra-rugged notebook that can withstand nearly anything? An ultra-rugged notebook that's quick and powerful. No one understands that better than Panasonic, which has just upgraded their Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC to include one of Intel's newest and quickest CPUs, the Core i5-540UM. If you don't recall, that's one of the company's new Ultra-Low Voltage Core 2010 chips that were unveiled just yesterday, clocked at 1.20GHz (2.00GHz in Turbo Boost mode) with four threads and 3MB of L3 cache. This allows the Toughbook 19 to be perform far more quickly than most rugged... Read more...
Panasonic's Toughbook line has become a staple in the rugged PC arena; it's an area with few competitors, few customers and typically slower innovation, but the newest Toughbook bucks those trends with some pretty impressive specifications. The Toughbook 31 is one of the first truly tough notebooks to ship with Intel's Core 2010 range of processors, meaning that brains have finally joined brawn. Equipped with a Core i3 or Core i5 processor, an 1100 nit touch panel, rugged certifications beyond MIL-STD-810G and IP65, ATI's Radeon HD 5650 GPU and enough armor to protect it from falls of up to six... Read more...
Finding rugged cameras isn't all that hard, and honestly, finding any sort of rugged "accessory" doesn't take too much effort. When it comes to notebooks, however, your options are limited. For better or worse, Panasonic has had the rugged laptop market on lock-down the past few years, as their Toughbook lineup is generally seen as the go-to product line if you need a portable machine that can take a beating (and keep on computing).With tablets becoming all the rage once more, it's no surprise to see Panasonic venture their Toughbook line into that sector, and now we have the Toughbook C1 Tablet... Read more...
For almost 15 years, Panasonic's Toughbook series of laptops has been the gold standard for anyone who needed a notebook capable of surviving being dropped, kicked, flung, run over, or struck by a small tactical nuke. The company no longer owns the ruggedized laptop field—newcomers Dell and HP have fielded their own designs—but Panasonic insists that it remains at the king of the hill. The company's new H1 Field tablet is meant to demonstrate that point.The H1 Field features a 10.4" sunlight-viewable display, is built with a magnesium alloy internal frame, and was independently certified to the... Read more...
If you're looking to score a rugged notebook, there's hardly a better place to look than in Panasonic's Toughbook line. For years now, the iconic series has led the way in durable computing, with its briefcase-styled rigs able to withstand an intense amount of abuse in the field, on the road and in the wild.Today, Panasonic is taking things one step further by announcing that its fully-rugged line and Toughbook U1 are he first to be certified by an independent third party test lab to meet the newer and more demanding MIL-STD-810G standard for environmental conditions, which was issued in October... Read more...