Panasonic has been in the “rugged laptop” business for years, making the toughest “Toughbooks” around.
They just released their new “7 Series”, one of which is a 12″ touch screen supporting Vista and XP. Check out the new specs below, and read the full press release .
Panasonic Toughbook T7
Intel ® CoreÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 2 Duo Processor ULV U7500, 1.06 GHz
1 GB DDR2-533 SDRAM standard, expandable to 2 GB
80GB HDD, shock-mounted
12.1″ 1024 x 768 XGA anti-glare TFT active matrix color LCD with touchscreen
TPM Security Chip v1.2
Intel ® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG 802.11a/b/g
Genuine Windows VistaÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Business (with XP downgrade option)
Display Image Rotation software
Dimensions: 1.5″/2.3″ (H) x 10.7″ (W) x 8.5″ (D) (including hand strap)
Ergonomic hand strap
Weight: 3.3 lbs
Battery life: 5-9 hours
Mini Dock Box Replicator (accessory)
Wireless on-off switch (WWAN, WLAN, Bluetooth)
Bluetooth ® v2.0 + EDR
Optional integrated WWAN / mobile broadband (EV-DO or HSDPA)
The Panasonic Toughbook Y7 is available now at an estimated street price of $2,449.00. The mobile broadband-ready Panasonic Toughbook W7 and Toughbook T7 will be available in December, 2007 at an estimated street price of $2,099. All Toughbook notebooks can be purchased from authorized Panasonic Toughbook resellers nationwide. Please visit www.panasonic.com/toughbook for more information.