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Panasonic updates the Toughbook 19

The Panasonic Toughbook 19 receives updates in the form of an Ivy Bridge processor, USB 3.0, an ambient light sensor, and longer battery life.

Panasonic announced today that the Toughbook 19 has been updated. The most notable changes to the Toughbook 19 are a dual-core Intel Core i5-3320M vPro processor, a shock-mounted 7200 RPM 500 GB hard drive, 10 percent longer battery life, USB 3.0 connectivity, an Interlink VersaPad touchpad for improved responsiveness, an ambient light sensor, and an improved battery calibration tool.

The Toughbook also features a 10.1-inch XGA display, 4 GB  DD3L-1333 upgradable to 8 GB, the Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor-integrated graphics card, and the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Wi-Fi card with support for 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Durability specifications of the Toughbook 19 include military certifications for drops from up to 6 feet, an all-weather design, a hard drive heater, magnesium alloy case with hand strap, shock-mounted flex connect system for quick hard drive removal, and a pre-installed replaceable screen protector.

Other optional features include a dual-touch screen, 128 GB and 256 GB flex-mounted SSDs, a fingerprint scanner, and a SmartCard reader. Mobile broadband is available through optional 4G LTE wireless or Gobi 3G.  Integrated GPS, a 3-megapixel webcam, keyboard backlight, and HDD and battery lock are also optionally available.

The updated Toughbook is available now from Panasonic resellers and carries a retail price of $3549. This price includes a three-year limited warranty.


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Benjamin Chen, 2012-09- 4 (Update: 2012-09- 4)