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Panasonic Toughbook (the protected notebooks)

Developers: Panasonic Corporation
Last Release Date: September, 2019
Technology: Office equipment


Panasonic Toughbook CF series

2019: Announcement of modular Toughbook 55

On September 9, 2019 the Panasonic company provided the protected Toughbook 55 notebook having modular construction which allows to replace various components quickly.

Without addressing to the service center, it is possible to install the second drive, the RAM module, the video card, the fingerprint scanner and additional ports in the portable computer. Besides, independently the broken keyboard gives in to replacement.

Panasonic provided the modular notebook in which it is possible to replace anything
Panasonic provided the modular notebook in which it is possible to replace anything

The device conforms to the military MIL-STD810H standards, it  has the increased degree of protection against  penetration against  dust and  splashes of water (IP53) strengthened by protection against  falling from   height of 91 cm and     60 °C work in the extreme temperature range from −20 with °C to +.

The battery life of the laptop is 20  hours, and   in case of use of the second battery at the emergency ("hot") replacement  the indicator doubles.

The notebook is equipped with the processor  of the 8th  generation  of Intel Core i5 vPro, 8  Gbytes of RAM (at most 64  Gbytes) and  the hard drive of  256  Gbytes (the additional complete set of HDD on 512  Gbytes and 1  Tbyte is possible).

A set of interfaces includes two  ports USB 3.1, one USB 3.1 Typc C, HDMI, LAN, the connector for micro SDXC and  an opportunity for connection of the additional antenna. The body is executed of magnesium alloy.

The capacitive touch screen distinguishes simultaneous touch to  10  fingers (with  gloves or without), and  for the exact letter it is possible to use the stylus with  thin (2  mm) a tip. The display has the diagonal of 14 inches, brightness of 1000 nit also permission to   1920 x 1080 pixels. The keyboard is complemented with illumination.

Panasonic Toughbook 55 will cost from $2100
Panasonic Toughbook 55 will cost from $2100

Protection of identification  using the additional fingerprint reader, the smart card reader, the reader of contactless smart cards and  face recognition of Windows Hello by means of the additional front camera is provided in the laptop.

The Panasonic Toughbook 55 model will go on sale in November, 2019. Its cost will begin with $2099. The prices of modules will be called later.[1]