By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Panasonic finally bring its S10 Toughbook in America
Just barely six month after being made official in Japan, the Let’s Note S10 or also known as Toughbook S10 elsewhere, has finally been unveiled for the North American market.
With specs similar to the Japanese version the Toughbook S10 will come, in its basic version, with an Intel Core i5-2520M vPro, 4Gb of RAM, 320GB of HDD, a 12.1” WXGA LED backlight screen, HDMI Out, USB 3.0, DVD, SDXC… for a price around $2,449 USD.
By far not the cheapest 12.1” notebook on the market the S10 is however one of the sturdiest making it a real tool for professionals.
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″ 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
12.1″ 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)
HDMI and VGA video outputs
Magnesium alloy case
30″ operating drop (to base only)
26 sides 12″ drop (non-operating)
220 lb compression-resistant
Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (protects against 6 ounce spills)
Optional Gobi™2000 3G mobile broadband
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth® v2.1 + EDR (class 2)
Integrated Security Features
o Cable lock slot
o Trusted platform module (TPM) security chip v.1.2
o Computrace® theft protection agent in BIOS®
o Intel® Anti-Theft technology
o Optional fingerprint reader
11.1″ (H) x 8.3″ (W) x 0.9-1.5″ (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.