Panasonic has given a major overhaul to two of its most rugged notebooks. The Toughbook CF-T8 and Toughbook CF-52 have gotten some new Intel Core CPUs, extra storage space and more.
While both are design to take some tumbles, the CF-52 is ready for some serious action being backed in a magnesium alloy casing that has been drop- and spill-tested. This 15.4-inch Toughbook also comes in three possible configurations, including one that boasts a touchscreen and an adjustable, dual overhead keyboard light.
The CF-T8 should live up to that sturdy Toughbook name as well, but it's geared for the more business-minded consumer. Here's a closer look at both of these freshly-updated Toughbook laptops:
Intel Core i5 2.53GHz processor
2GB of RAM
Up to a 250GB shock-mounted hard drive with quick release
Space for future optional WiMax modules
12.1-inch anti-glare XGA touchscreen with screen rotating software
Intel Core 2 1.6GHz processor
Windows 7 Professional (or XP downgrade option)
Removable 250GB shock-mounted, flex-connect hard drive
Battery life: Up to eight hours
Accessories: Stylus, rubber hand strap
Both of these updated Toughbooks are available for purchase (in the UK) now.