Panasonic Toughbook Laptops Go for More Smarts, Visibility

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Panasonic Toughbook Laptops Go for More Smarts, Visibility

by Nick Kolakowski

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Power Under the Hood

Both the Toughbook 30 and 19 feature between 2GB and 4GB of DDR2 (double data rate 2) RAM and a 160GB SATA (Serial ATA) hard drive. The Toughbook 30 is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo SL9300 1.6GHz processor, while the Toughbook 19 runs on an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 1.2GHz chip.

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The 40% Boost

In addition to Intel processors, larger-capacity hard drives and batteries that live 40 percent longer, both laptops boast expanded memory capabilities and improved security and remote management.

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Blocking the Glare

The improved Panasonic Toughbooks offer 9 to 1,000 nits' worth of LCD brightness, circular polarization technology and a combination of anti-glare and anti-reflective treatments to keep screen images bright and clear, even in direct sunlight.

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Cover of Darkness

These updated Toughbooks also feature a "concealed mode" that turns screen and LED lights off with the tap of a function key—ideal for military or law-enforcement operations.

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Talk Anywhere

The Panasonic laptops also include 802.11a/b/g/draft-n wireless technologies, Bluetooth and capabilities for Qualcomm's Gobi 3G broadband technology.

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