Getting a massive speed bump from Intel's Atom to Core i5, the Panasonic Toughbook H2 is made for outdoor use with its easily-legible 10-inch screen, rugged exterior and hot-swappable batteries. Inside lurks 4GB of RAM, plus a 2MP camera and barcode/RFID/fingerprint reader.
Panasonic's venerable Toughbook line is introducing a 10.1-inch Android tablet. Unlike the sissy tablets everyone else is putting out, the Toughbook will be secure, rugged, durable and, hell, even come with a matte screen.
Panasonic's Toughbooks have always been ultra-rugged warhorses, but at least the competition could titter about how bulky they are. Until the Toughbook S9 struts into the room: every bit as sturdy, with lightest 12.1-inch frame (with optical drive) around.
The most hardened versions of the Panasonic Toughbooks have been updated with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and brighter touchscreens. Since most of these laptops will be used in broad daylight, that extra screen brightness will certainly be welcome.
In an attempt to prove that laptops make for better weapons than BlackBerrys, Denise Richards went on a laptop-hurling rampage at a casino near Vancouver recently. Richards, who was tired of being harassed by paparazzi, got into a fight with them and ended up chucking their lappies from a hotel balcony. The flying…
Here's some clean design from Panasonic, adding a trio of Toughbooks to its laptop portfolio, the CF-W5, the CF-T5, and CF-Y5. All three have magnesium alloy cases and shockproof drives that can take the kind of beating road warriors routinely dish out, but they're not exactly tough enough for military use like some