1Panasonic Toughbook Laptops Go for More Smarts, Visibility
by Nick Kolakowski
2Power 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.
3The 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.
4Blocking 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.
5Cover 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.
The Panasonic laptops also include 802.11a/b/g/draft-n wireless technologies, Bluetooth and capabilities for Qualcomm’s Gobi 3G broadband technology.