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Wrapped in a durable magnesium frame, the refreshed Panasonic Toughbook-Y2 is ready for anything that?s thrown its way. Aside from its resilient shell, the Y2 packs nearly six hours of battery life, a fast processor, and a high-resolution 14-inch display into a 3.4-pound chassis.
The Y2 blows the competition away when it comes to battery life. With Intel’s 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi connection turned off, this notebook lasted an impressive 5 hours and 52 minutes. With the radio on, the system lost only 14 minutes of runtime. This kind of endurance means that you?ll be able to get plenty of work done during a cross-country flight, with time left over to watch a full DVD.
If you want to surf the Web on the go, you’ll be pleased with the Y2’s wireless performance. The triband radio averaged a very good 15.9 Mbps of throughput at 50 feet from our access point. Getting connected is a cinch, thanks to the included Intel ProSet Wireless utility, which does a good job of creating and remembering profiles for various locations.
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