Although it was seen in the first place back in June, Panasonic has ultimately launched its Toughbook Android tablet at the event of Defense and Security International exhibition in London. And that’s not it as the company has also announced upgrades to its Toughbook laptop range in the shape of the fifth generation of its CF-19, 2nd generation of the CF-31 and the all new CF-53.
This Android tablet is sporting a gigantic 10.1 inches of XVGA touch screen which gets you high brightness and even viewable in day light, so this device can be used in any lightening conditions. It dispenses with the normal gleaming glass front and therefore it cuts down on most of the reflections.
A stylus has also been added with the tablet which helps you get a precise input.
In addition, assuming that its applications could also include military people, the tablet has been deep rooted with security measures and assembled with great hardware level. Other killing features of this tablet include satellite-based GPS, full-shift battery durability, professional-grade stuff and 3G connectivity.
No price has been revealed by now (also the version of the operating system) but we would like to see this one rolling out with more than a normal tablet device offers.
The Toughbook CF-19MK5 has much to do with its build quality and capabilities of its former models, but surely, the makers have doubled the system performance and sport the news, the screen has turned spacious and uses a Panasonic transflective plus Technology.
This machine is now sporting an Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5GHZ which is standard voltage processor with Intel’s HD 3000 graphics. A 4GB of RAM on board and comes with built-in Windows 7 Professional edition. A mass storage of 320GB has been added in the tough book as well and it can still be upgraded in both space and technology wise.
This newly introduced screen technology also saves up a good amount of your battery and it has enhanced its durability as well and no back light is required in bright conditions.
Quite similar enhancements have been made to the flagship Panasonic Toughbook CF-31MK2, at least, in performance.
There are specifically two models in the range with, the standard and the performance editions. The performance models stretches it hard by offering you an Intel Core i5-2540 M processor with AMD radeon HD 6750M switchable graphics, allowing the user to switch between the enhanced and the built-in Intel HD 3000 graphics performance to save power and consumption of electricity. Whereas the other model withholds Intel Core 15-2520M vPro processing with limited intel HD 3000 graphics.
The best part is that both of these models feature Panasonic’s Toughbook Dashboard for the ease of access to the company’s power management utilities technology and PC viewer utility. Plus, there’s an extremely secretive model for military use in mission critical environments. It turns the laptop into a silent mode by disabling the fan, the back light, status LEDs, volume and communication at the touch of a button.
The CF-31MK2 is sporting a 13.1 inches of XGA touch screen with a floating mounted LCD design to prevent it from screen shocks. It is now available at the sores costing around 3700 Euros.
Finally, we would break it like this, the Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-53 is another addition to the rugged notebook’s family. It has been mainly designed for mobile technicians and the lightest, slimmest toughbook of the lot.
Accelerating the action is an Intel Core i5-2520M vPro Processor which has coupled with the Intel Q67 Express chip set to enhance the multimedia capabilities of this device. There’s a 14-inch HD LED display, which has been given a touch of an anti-reflective and anti-glare combination coating. And this new laptop has arrived in the markets with USB 3.0 connectivity.
A host of upgrades are now available, including security enhancements, a high capacity “road warrior” 9-cell 92Wh battery and front mounted webcam.
Though, no details pertaining to the new CF-53 have been uncovered by now but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear something.