Panasonic Updates Toughbook 19 with New Components
Panasonic updated its Toughbook 19 fully rugged convertible tablet with the latest Intel Core processors, more RAM and hard drive space, plus a brighter, sunlight-readable display.
The Toughbook 19 now comes with the second-generation Intel Core i5-2520M dual-core processor standard. This is the first time Panasonic has used a standard full voltage (as opposed to a low voltage or ultra low voltage) processor in the Toughbook 19, which has been on the market for five years. Panasonic has additionally made the 19 support up to 8GB of RAM (4GB previously). A 320GB 7200RPM hard drive is standard while a 128GB SSD is optional.
The display is one of the most significant upgrades. The 19’s 10.1-inch XGA touchscreen is now available as “Transflective Plus”, which has an LED backlight plus an internal reflecting layer; when viewed in sunlight, it provides up to 6000 nits of brightness. The screen has an anti-glare surface treatment. Furthermore, the display rotation mechanism has been redesigned to allow users to convert the 19 from a notebook to a tablet with one hand.
Pricing and Availability
The updated Panasonic Toughbook 19 will be available worldwide starting September 2011 starting at MSRP $3,349.