Panasonic Unveils Toughbook S10 12-inch PC - A Mere Three Pounds With DVD Drive
The next-generation device features an enhanced processor and 12.5 hour standard battery life – the longest in its class
Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing, and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, recently announced the Panasonic Toughbook S10. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M vPro processor, the Toughbook S10 delivers up to 12.5 hours of standard battery life – the longest in its class – and weighs only 3.0 pounds. The notebook offers optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband and other enhancements to increase performance and drive return on investment. This lightweight device is ideal for road warriors and other highly mobile workers in a variety of markets.
Additional Enhancements for Improved Performance
Panasonic has designed the Toughbook S10 for the most demanding mobile users, offering exceptional battery life, connectivity, security features and performance. The Toughbook S10 also supports both USB 3.0 and 2.0, analog (VGA) and digital (HDMI) video and the latest SD card standard (SDXC) to enable faster file transfer speeds and greater flexibility. A host of security features, including an optional fingerprint reader, are available to keep your data protected and secured while on the road.
"The vast majority of business notebooks lack the durability to survive a hectic travel schedule; however, the Toughbook S10 is designed to address the needs of business professionals with the integration of security and remote management capabilities, protection against drops and spills, and exceptional performance and battery life," said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic Solutions Company. "The Toughbook S10 provides road warriors a reliable and lightweight device that allows them to work virtually anywhere."
In order to withstand a highly mobile work environment, the Toughbook S10 is designed to survive drops, bumps and spills. Due to its magnesium alloy case and shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive, the device can handle up to a 30-inch drop to the base of the unit while operating. The Toughbook S10 also features a spill-resistant keyboard that can protect against spills up to six ounces (200 cc).
Embedded Wireless Connectivity
The Toughbook S10 offers a variety of embedded wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional Gobi2000 3G mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm, allowing workers to stay connected virtually all of the time.
Panasonic Toughbook S10: Select Features and Specifications
- Genuine Windows 7 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Intel Core i5-2520M vPro Processor (2.5GHz)
- Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
- Intel Smart Cache 3MB
- 320GB 5400rpm shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive
- 4-8GB RAM
- 12.1-inch widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display with LED backlighting
- Anti-glare screen treatment
- 12.5 hours of battery life with standard battery (MobileMark 2007)
- 3.0 lbs.
- DVD drive
- HDMI and VGA video outputs
- Magnesium alloy case
- 30-inch operating drop (to base only)
- 26 sides 12-inch drop (non-operating)
- 220 lb compression-resistant
- Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (protects against 6 ounce spills)
- Embedded Connectivity
- Optional Gobi2000 3G mobile broadband
- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (class 2)
- Integrated Security Features
- Cable lock slot
- Trusted platform module (TPM) security chip v.1.2
- Computrace theft protection agent in BIOS
- Intel Anti-Theft technology
- Optional fingerprint reader
- 11.1-inch (H) x 8.3-inch (W) x 0.9-1.5-inch (D)
Pricing and Availability
In the United States, the Toughbook S10 is expected to be available in September 2011 from authorized Panasonic resellers starting at an estimated street price of $2,449.
The Toughbook S10 is backed with a three-year limited warranty, parts and labor.
Images of the Toughbook S10 can be found on the brand's Flickr page, and a post discussing mobile computing needs for road warriors can be found on the brand's blog - Toughbloggers.com.
About Panasonic Solutions Company
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company's portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD and 3D video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
SOURCE: Panasonic Solutions Company