Panasonic comes out with another Toughbook
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Panasonic, a manufacturer of a wide variety of products, have unveiled today their new Panasonic Toughbook S10, a new mobile addition to their series.
This may not look like much, but it is much. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M vPro processor, the Toughbook S10 can last up to 12.5 hours of standard battery, the longest you’ll ever see in this mobile class. Speaking of mobile, this thing weighs a shy 3.0 pounds, making this the premium choice for on-the-road workers.
This small piece of hardware is able to withstand drops, bumps and spill. Thanks to its magnesium alloy case and some other piece of ingenuity, this notebook can handle a drop of 30 to the base while operating, and it’s spill resistant keyboard protects against spills up to six ounces (about 200 cubic centimeters).
This really has been designed with mobility as a priority, yet Panasonic hasn’t let the other aspects of computer on the side, it still has everything you would expect from a notebook, and then some.
The Toughbook S10 is also fitted with both USB 3.0 and 2.0, as well as VGA and HDMI outputs and the latest SD card reader which will allow for faster transfer time. And if you’re in a more dangerous business, a fingerprint reader can be added, thus securing your data better.
But there’s more, Panasonic has also fitted a DVD reader, which isn’t very common, and while taking space, this notebook doesn’t seem to mind really, for as you can see it is very capable.
Now another feature is connectivity, since when you’re on the move you can’t always carry your router or modem with you, so in addition to the to the Ethernet, Wi-fi and Bluetooth, there is an optional Gobi 2000 3G mobile broadband from Qualcomm.
I will agree that this isn’t the best looking computer, but keep in mind that this thing is in no way supposed to win a beauty contest. Place it in a mobility contest, and this one will present a challenge.
Here are some more in detail specifications:
|Dimensions||11.1 (H) x 8.3 (W) x 0.9-1.5 (D)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2520M vPro Processor (2.50GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.20GHz and Intel Smart Cache 3MB|
|Storage||320 GB 5400 rpm shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive|
|Memory||from 4 to 8 GB of RAM|
|Screen||12.1″ widescreen (1280×800) LCD display with LED backlighting and anti-glare treatment|
|Battery Life||12.5 hours with standard battery (MobileMark 2007)|
|Weight||3.0 lbs (around 1.5 kgs)|
|Connectivity||– Optional Gobi 2000 3G mobile broadband
– Intel Centribo Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n
– Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (class 2)
|Features||– USB 3.0 / 2.0
– DVD drive
– VGA and HDMI outputs
|Business-rugged||– Magnesium alloy case
– 30″ operating drop (base only)
– 26 sides 12″ drop (non-operating)
– 220lb (110kg) compression-resistant
– Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (6 ounces)
|Security||– Cable lock slot
– Trusted platform module (TPM) security chip v.1.2
– Computrace theft protection agent in BIOS
– Intel Anti-Theft Technology
– Optional fingerprint reader
As for the price, this new product will start at $2,449 and will be available in September this year at authorized Panasonic resellers.