Panasonic will release the tablet PC-like rugged PDA device on May 15th, 2007. Known as the ToughBook CF-08, the gadget comes with 10.4-inch touch-sensitive 1024 x 768 display, Intel PXA270 processor at 312MHz, 64MB RAM and 64MB ROM memory, up to 14 hours of battery life and Windows CE 5.0. The tablet is water resistant and capable of withstanding a fall from as high as 1.2-meters. The gadget’s display is using an Anti-Reflection technology for easy outdoors use. In addition, the ToughBook CF-08 has 802.11b/g wireless, Ethernet LAN and Bluetooth 1.2 and comes with USB 1.1 port. Unfortunately, there is no word on slot for an additional flash memory data storage device. The pricing has not been announced yet.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5M ultra portable laptop weights at just 3.1-pound. The laptop is designed for both work and play. Priced at $2086, the CF-W5 comes with a 1.06-GHz Intel Core Duo processor, 512MB/1GB of DDR2 memory, a 60GB SATA HDD, and a 12.1-inch display. Watch the video after the break!
Although being dropped from 76 centimeters high and having a cup of coffee spilled all over the keyboard, this new Panasonic R6 laptop kept running just fine like an Energizer bunny. This semi-rugged laptop is powered by Windows Vista Business and features a 1.06GHz Core Duo U2400 processor, four USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, LAN connection, and a long eight hours of battery life. It is available in six different colors including white, black, silver, purple, red, and blue. Sadly, its price tag has not been announced yet.
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Can your laptop take a beating and keep on ticking? What happen if you pour your Cappuccino to your 4.5 pound Toughbook CF-18? Nothing! Because the laptop is built from the inside out for ruggedness. On the outside, you’ll find a magnesium-alloy case, a swivel 10.4 inch outdoor-readable LCD display, and a moisture/dust-resistant keyboard. The laptops were also vigorously shaken and some people even stood on the laptops. Panasonic believes their line of rugged ‘Toughbook’ notebooks can take almost any type of abuse and company representatives happily demonstrated this fact on video. Now watch the video to get more details…
TrustedReviews wrote a review for this Panasonic Toughbook CF-74.
Unlike the CF-29, the CF-74 doesn’t have a touch screen, which is a bit of a disappointment. I have to say that I was never a big fan of touch screens on notebooks, but I became a convert when I reviewed the CF-29. On the plus side, the screen is a bit more bright and vivid without the touch screen coating. Talking of brightness, this is the brightest notebook screen I have ever seen, bar none – so much so, that it actually hurt my eyes to sit in front of this machine with the screen at full brightness! Of course the point of this retina burning brightness is that when you’re using a notebook outside, the strong ambient light can make it difficult to see the screen, but the ToughBook CF-74 suffers no such issues.
The laptop features a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo T2400 processor, 80GB shock-mounted hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity, 512MB of DDR2 memory, and EV-DO support. A biometric fingerprint scanner and Trusted Platform Module (TPM v.1.2) keeps the laptop secure. It sells for $4,169USD.
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This 3.3 pounds Panasonic Y5 features a 14.1″ SXGA+ TFT, Intel’s Core Duo low-voltage L2300 1.5GHz processor, 128MB (shared) VRAM, a maximum 1.5GB RAM, DVD-RW drive, and a 100GB HDD. The Y5’s hard drive is shock-insulated. Moreover, the spill-resistant keyboard helps to protect the rest of the laptop in case of a liquid spill. Panasonic Y5 comes in silver, black, gunmetal, metallic light blue, and red. This notebook has a 9-hour runtime. For more specs, visit Dynamism.