Panasonic announced the upgrades to its ToughBook 19 rugged convertible tablet PC and the Toughbook 30 clamshell rugged laptop. Both devices are now based on Intel’s Centrino 2 with vPro technology and offers a “concealed mode” which allows users to easily turn all device lights off – screen and LEDs – using a function (Fn) key.
The Panasonic Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 1.2GHz processor, up to 4GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive. It has a 10.4-inch LED backlit display with Circular polarization and 4 to 1000 nit LCD brightness.
On the other hand, Panasonic Toughbook 30 Clamshell Laptop is more powerful thanks to the Core 2 Duo SL9300 1.6GHz processor, up to 4GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics. It has a 13.3-inch LCD screen with Circular polarization and 1000 nit LCD brightness.
Both laptops supports WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth and offers optional Gobi 3G Global Mobile Internet module for HSPA and EV-DO Rev. A connectivity. 32GB SSD option is available for both rugged laptops.
Panasonic’s Mil-Spec-certified notebooks has magnesium alloy cases.Their screens, cases, ports, and keyboards are IP54-rated for particulates and water. They have also achieved UL1604 Class 1 / Div. 2 certification for use in hazardous environments.
The new Toughbook 19 is priced at $3749 while the new Toughbook 30 costs $3649.