If you are looking for a new rugged business laptop, then check out the new Toughbook F9 from Panasonic. Weighing at just 3.6 pounds, this laptop is touted as the world’s lightest 14-inch laptop with Intel Core i5 processor. The Toughbook F9 features a standard voltage 2.40GHz Intel Core i5-520M vPro processor with Turbo Boost Technology (delivering speeds up to 2.93GHz), a 320GB HDD, a high resolution (1440 x 900) WXGA+ widescreen display with LED backlighting, an optional Qualcomm Gobi2000 mobile broadband and an integrated handle. Its battery delivers up to 7 hours of battery life.
This rugged laptop also supports the latest Intel WiFi chipset (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN) and Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR, with an option for WiMAX (4G) or Gobi2000 (3G) mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm. The unique Panasonic spill-resistant keyboard design protects against liquid spills of nearly 7 ounces (200cc), and both the lid and base of the device are designed to withstand more than 220lbs (100Kg) of compression. The Panasonic Toughbook F9 will be available in the United States beginning July 1, 2010 for $2,899. [Slashgear]