Since Intel launched its latest generation of Sandy Bridge processors, laptop manufacturers have been giving almost all their laptops upgrades to include the new processors. Panasonic is no exception, with the announcement of its Toughbook 31 fully-rugged laptop getting an upgrade.
The new Toughbook 31 will feature the latest Intel Core i5 and i3 processors, increased RAM and hard drive capacity as well as speed, up to 20hours of battery life, a brighter, sunlight-viewable screen and more. It is MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certified – meaning that it is designed to withstand harsh working conditions, and can take a punch before doing down. It’s no surprise that the Toughbooks are targeted at military personnel, and field workers that need a laptop that isn’t fragile.
Toughbook 31 specs:
- Intel Core i5 (2540M/2520M) or i3 (2310M) processor
- 2-8GB of RAM (1333MHz)
- ATI Radeon HD6750 graphics card
- 13.1″ XGA LCD screen with Panasonic CircuLumin technology for viewability outdoors in the sunlight
- 13.5 hours of battery life (20 hours with optional extended life media bay battery)
- WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G later this year
- MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certified – shock-proof, drop-proof, vibration-proof, extreme temperature-proof, high altitude-proof, water-proof and dust-proof.
- Windows 7® Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
The upgraded Panasonic Toughbook 31 will be available worldwide starting June 2011. In the United States, the Toughbook 31 is expected to be available starting at an estimated street price of $3,299 from authorized Panasonic resellers. Find out more.