Panasonic Gives ToughBook eLite W5 the Rainbow Treatment

Design-wise, Panny's ToughBooks have always been a little rough around the edges. In an attempt to fix that, the new eLite W5 now comes in seven different color tones ranging from Merlot to Blueprint. We think the system is still under powered (it's packing a 1.2GHz Core Solo processor), but for running basic office apps, the 12.1-inch laptop is highly portable weighing in at just over 2 pounds. The rugged notebook is priced high though at $2,339. Dual core fans will be able to get the $2,569 eLite Y5 starting in December which squeezes in a more acceptable Core Duo processor and bumps the screen size up to 14.1 inches while gaining only 1.4 pounds.

Panasonic ToughBook eLite W5