I am starting to believe that the Panasonic Toughbook 19 is one notebook name that is set to last, considering how in 2010 the device with the very same name was updated with an Intel Core i5 processor, and in June last year, the Toughbook 19 received another round of upgrades such as doubling the RAM amount amongst others. Fast forward to today, and this convertible tablet PC has been given yet another shot in the arm, where a faster processor and expanded storage deliver quite the charming mix to increase productivity for mobile workers in extreme environments. We are talking about the latest generation Intel Core i5-3320M vPro processor (up to 3.3GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology seeing action, in addition to a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive (shock-mounted flex-connect with quick release), 10% longer battery life, USB 3.0 connectivity, better touchpad responsiveness via Interlink’s VersaPad, an ambient light sensor that paves the way for an automatic backlight shut-off to enhance battery life, as well as an improved battery calibration tool.
You will find the optional integrated 4G LTE wireless or 3G Gobi mobile broadband to be yet another key feature that has found its way into the Panasonic Toughbook 19, letting you remain connected (in theory) at all times. Depending on the hardware configuration, the Panasonic Toughbook 19 will still not come cheap, with prices starting from $3,549 upwards – although that will be accompanied by a three-year limited warranty, inclusive of parts and labor.