Panasonic Toughbook S9 announced

Those who have been looking for a really tough notebook would definitely have heard of the Panasonic Toughbook series before, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade. Today, we bring you the Panasonic Toughbook S9 which has been touted to be the lightest 12.1-inch notebook in the world to come with a built-in DVD drive, of course. You will find an Intel Core i5-520M vPro processor running the proceedings from within, with a battery life that has been rated at an impressive 11 hours on a standard battery. Tipping the scales at just 3 pounds, the Toughbook S9 will also feature optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband for you to remain connected just about anywhere you are. Just how tough is the Panasonic Toughbook S9? Well, it was specially developed to withstand drops, bumps and spills, and can even survive a 30-inch drop when operating. You can get a more detailed list of the specifications in the extended post. Butterfingers might find this to be one notebook worth purchasing, that’s for sure. How much to pay for something as rugged as the Panasonic Toughbook S9? We’re looking at a starting price of $2,499 upwards.

  • Genuine Windows 7 (with XP downgrade option)
  • Intel Core i5-520M vPro Processor (2.4 GHz)
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz
  • 3MB Intel Smart Cache
  • 320GB shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive
  • 2GB RAM (DDR3), expandable to 6GB
  • 12.1” widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display with LED backlighting
  • Anti-glare screen treatment
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life with standard battery (MobileMark)
  • 3.0 lbs
  • DVD super multi-drive
  • HDMI and VGA video outputs
  • Business-rugged
  • 30” operating drop (to base only)
  • 26 sides 12” drop (non-operating)
  • 220 lb compression-resistant
  • Magnesium alloy case
  • Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (protects against 6 ounces spills)
  • Embedded Connectivity
  • Optional integrated WWAN / Gobi2000 mobile broadband (EV-DO and HSPA)
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (class 2)
  • Gigabit Ethernet

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