Panasonic Intros 3 New Toughbooks
Panasonic introduced the next generation of its Toughbook lineup yesterday branded as “Business-Rugged.” The models span the spectrum with the Toughbook W5, an ultraportable notebook for the mobile professional, the Toughbook Y5 a lightweight desktop replacement notebook, and the Toughbook T5 billed as a “Tablet PC alternative with extremely long battery life.” The Toughbook T5 sports a 12.1 inch touch-screen, a durable frame, and an ergonomic handstrap. The T5 weighs in at only 3.5 pounds and is equipped with an ultra-low voltage processor for extended battery life. All the models feature magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors, shock-mounted hard drives, and embedded 3G wireless technology.
Dell Wants To Get “Tough” Too
Perhaps taking a cue from Panasonic’s success with its Toughbook lineup, Dell has decided that its customers might also want more rugged portable machines. At a recent Technology Day in New York, Alex Gruzen, General Manager of Dell’s Product Group stated that Dell had been exploring the possibility of expanding their mobile lineup with a “rugged” notebook model and a Tablet PC.
“I think we could expand the whole [rugged notebook] market,” Gruzen said in an interview with eWEEK in New York. Read more…
Fujitsu P1610 Ready For Its Closeup
Mobilewhack.com has a great video review of the Fujitsu P1610 Tablet PC. The P1610 improves on it’s predecessor the P1510 with an 8.9 inch WideXGA touchscreen, an 80GB hard drive, and 512MB of RAM. The diminutive unit is also fully stocked with all the wireless options you might need; WiFi, Bluetooth, and UMTS. Read more…