We’ve seen all sorts of great ruggedness from Panasonic over the years, and now Panasonic has released their latest notebook from its Toughbook series, the Toughbook S9 has been claimed by Panasonic to be the world’s lightest 12.1-inch laptop with DVD drive.
The new rugged laptop from Getac is called Getac B300 and it is packed with 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-620LM and has 2GB RAM meaning it should handle majority your applications with ease. It also boasts a 250GB SATA hard drive, not the largest but reasonable.
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Panasonic has surprised all of their customers with their new notebook named Panasonic Toughbook 31. It doesn’t look like a notebook it looks more like a briefcase with built in laptop to me and it is designed for most demanding users.
Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.
Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.
In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.
Folks at Akihabara have received the latest Panasonic Toughbook F8 Business Rugged Laptop. Although it looks nothing like what you would call slim, they have found it to be surprisingly lightweight. Currently, the SRP is between $2,099 to $2,499.
It does have some fancy, outstanding features, as you can see in the gallery below, it comes in a variety of sizes and two of the larger ones have got its DVD drive ‘built-in’ and opens like a vent, which makes me think that could be a great way to prevent it from overheating! It also has a rather awkward looking handle which allows users to carry it like a suitcase. More pictures in the gallery below…