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08.09.2010 18:45 Age: 4 yrs
Category: new notebook models
By: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika

Panasonic: Panasonic ships 31 and 19 Series Toughbook models in Japan

Industry oriented rugged tablets on offer by Panasonic but prices are not yet known

This is completely a different version of the story: the rugged tablets. These are the kind of tablets which are used mostly in rough environments, like in industries and construction sites. Though the market segments are different for both media slates and rugged slates, there are not many differences as far as configuration and specification are taken into account. Toshiba recently released two of the rugged models .i.e. the 31 and 19 Series Toughbook netbook models that are mainly built to safeguard the components that are under the hood from the hazardous conditions whenever you visit industries. The presence of physical keyboard is an added advantage. The Toughbook 31 and 19 Series netbooks have screen sizes of 12.1-inch and 10.4-inch respectively.

The Toughbook 31 sports an Intel Core i5 processor unit of 2.4GHz clock speed and the 19 has 1.2GHz chip, but other hardware are almost similar. Moreover, the systems come with a QM57 Express chipset with 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM that can be extended up to 6 GB and display of 1,024 x 768 pixels resolution. The add-on features are Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 4 USB ports, a HDMI output, Bluetooth 2.1 and a SD card slot. The casings are designed as anti-dust and waterproof and furthermore, built as drop resistance for the hardware. Both the tablets will be shipped in Japan from the middle of this month and the rugged convertible tablet PCs will run Windows 7 Professional. But the prices are not disclosed as of now.

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