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Panasonic ToughBook 31 Fully Rugged Notebook

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Today, Panasonic is upgrading its fully-rugged notebook lineup with the ToughBook 31 (6th generation) that comes with the latest Intel Core i5 or i3 processor and an optional ATI Radeon HD 5650, useful for professionals in need of GIS or other graphic-rich applications.

Boasting a 13.1 inch 1024×768 LCD touchscreen (no multitouch) with new LED backlighting for low power consumption, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, a shock mounted flex-connect hard drive, 11 hour of battery life (according to the manufacturer), Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, optional WiMAX capability and Gobi2000, the new “tough-cookie” from Panasonic offers rugged certifications beyond MIL-STD-810G and IP65 with a 6-foot drop rating, the brightest standard screen available at 1,100 nits and capable of dropping as low as 2 nits for concealed nighttime use which is critical to the safety of military and public safety users.

The Toughbook 31 is expected to be available on Wednesday, May 12 with an estimated street price of $3,799 from authorized Panasonic resellers

Drop test video and technical specifications after the jump

Kyp Walls, Director, Product Management, Panasonic Solutions, dropped the rugged notebook in front of my camcorder, see the video below. For a quick product overview, go to the video he is presenting on Youtube.

Choice of three models

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