Panasonic unveils Toughbook 31 mobile computers

Mobile computers offer enhanced computing capabilities, screen brightness, battery life and high durability.

Secaucus, N.J., May 19, 2010—Panasonic Solutions Co., manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers, has introduced the Panasonic Toughbook 31—cited to be the most powerful fully-rugged notebook computer on the market. With an Intel Core i5 or i3 processor, 1,100 nit touchscreen display and rugged certifications beyond MIL-STD-810G and IP65, the new device enables superior data access and productivity for any mobile professional facing extreme environments. These professionals include first responders, military personnel, and field workers in industries such as telecommunications, utilities and energy.

The Toughbook 31 is the sixth generation of flagship Toughbook clamshell notebooks, which have become the standard of rugged computing over the past 14 years, boasting the lowest failure rates in the industry—it’s reported. Now, powered by a new Intel Core i5 or i3 processor, the Toughbook 31 offers desktop-class performance with high reliability. The availability of discrete graphics from an ATI Radeon HD 5650 card also delivers significant improvements in 3D graphics, important for GIS and other graphic-rich applications.

Additional processing power using the Core i5 is made possible by a new hybrid cooling system that keeps the internal temperature down while still maintaining optimal protection from liquids, dust and other environmental hazards. The Toughbook 31 provides ruggedness and shock protection, and is certified to MIL-STD-810G and beyond. The notebook is protected from drops of up to six feet and has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from water and dust.

“The Toughbook 31 combines the best of three worlds—mobility, performance and ruggedness,” said Erik Reid, mobile client marketing director, Intel Corp. “This is achieved by combining the high performance of the Intel Core i5 and i3 Processor technology with the ruggedness of the Panasonic design which enables users to perform compute intensive applications in almost any kind of conditions.”

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