Panasonic upgrades select Toughbook rugged computers

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Panasonic upgrades select Toughbook rugged computers


Secaucus (NJ) – Today, Panasonic unveiled upgrades for two of its Toughbook mobile computers. The updates include the Toughbook 30 clamshell rugged laptop and Toughbook 19 rugged convertible tablet.

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Toughbook 19 and Toughbook 30

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The company said these two models now offer improved screens, providing better full sunlight-viewability by incorporating circular polarization and other technologies including 9 to 1,000 nit LCD brightness along with anti-glare and anti-reflective screen treatments. Also reportedly enhanced is the battery life, now said to deliver up to 10 hours on a full charge with the standard battery.

“For many of our users, the ability to work effectively in all conditions from pitch darkness to direct sunlight is critical,” said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company in a statement. “Panasonic has always created rugged mobile devices that offer exceptional viewability in all environments.”

Also included are upgrades to Intel’s Centrino 2 processor with vPro technology, expanded memory capabilities, larger capacity hard drives, and optional SSDs. The rugged design of these notebooks comes courtesy of magnesium alloy cases, sealed keyboards and ports, hard drive heaters, flexible internal connectors and shock-mounting.

Toughbook 19 has a 10.4″ LCD swivel screen, touch-screen or dual-touch, is approved for a three foot drop, comes standard with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, optional Gobi 3G Global Mobile Internet (supports Sprint and Verizon networks), also optional built-in GPS, camera, 32GB SSD, SmartCard and fingerprint readers. See full specs (276KB PDF).

Toughbook 30 is slightly larger, has a 13.3″ sunlight-viewable display with touch-screen. It is three foot drop approved, has a sealed all-weather design, comes standard with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, optional Gobi 3G Global Mobile Internet (supports Sprint and Verizon), optional built-in GPS, 32GB SSD, SmartCard and fingerprint readers. See full specs (318KB PDF).

Toughbook 30 prices start around $3,650. Toughbook 19 prices start around $3,750.

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