Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 Ruggedized Laptop Expanded
Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 are ruggedized laptop computers with increased performance, thanks to the new Intel technology, and featuring expanded graphics capabilities, larger hard disk drives and Draft N Wi-Fi connectivity support. The other model upgraded by Panasonic is the Toughbook CF-74, which also runs on the Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, coming with 160GB hard drive storage capacity, and Wi-Fi 802.11 Draft N compatibility.
"In addition to driving innovation in mobile computing, Panasonic also commits to our resellers and customers that we will help them manage image stability through measured product changes over time," said Kyp Walls, director, product management, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. "Both the Toughbook 74, which has been a workhorse for field forces since its initial launch in 2006, and the desktop replacement Toughbook 52, launched last year, are undergoing their first significant upgrades after a year of image stability. Through these measures, we help to achieve our dual aim of enhanced ROI and lowered total cost of ownership."
Choosing between the 15.4-inch widescreen Toughbook CF-52 and the 13.3-inch Toughbook CF-74, means having a great mobile computer for field work in extreme environment conditions, drop- and spill resistant, with magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors, and shock-mounted hard drives. Toughbook CF-74 has a touch-sensitive display.
Both ruggedized laptop computers feature the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system pre-installed, high definition audio, stereo speakers, DVD super multi dual layer optical drive, Bluetooth, increased security including data encryption, and mobile broadband support.
The upgraded Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 will be available in August at $1,949 for the value configuration and $2,849 for the model equipped for high performance. Panasonic Toughbook CF-74 will come at a street price of $3,199.