Panasonic Adds Three New ToughBooks to Bang Around: F8, T8, W8

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Heads up, road warriors. This morning, Panasonic announced new members to its business-rugged ToughBook family with the introduction of the F8 (thin-and-light, pictured right), T8 (positioned as a tablet alternative), and W8 (ultraportable) machines. Designed with the usual Panasonic attention to security and durability, these systems feature the amenities you'd expect from a ToughBook: spill resistant keyboards, strong magnesium-alloy bodies, TPM, CompuTrace, and optional fingerprint readers. Read on for breakdowns of the individual notebooks. Panasonic ToughBook F8
  • 14.1-inch (1280 x 800) widescreen, anti-glare display
  • Windows Vista Business
  • 2.2-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 1GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB)
  • 160GB shock-mounted HDD
  • DVD Multi drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • Gobi mobile broadband
  • 3.7 pounds
  • Integrated handle for maximum portability
  • Approximately 6 hours of battery life
  • $2,499
Panasonic ToughBook T8
  • 12.1-inch (1024 x 768), anti-glare touchscreen
  • Windows Vista Business
  • 1.2-GHz ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 1GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB)
  • 120GB shock-mounted HDD
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • Gobi mobile broadband
  • 3.3 pounds
  • Rubber hand strap for a sure grip
  • Approximately 7 hours of battery life
  • $2,099
Panasonic ToughBook W8
  • 12.1-inch (1024 x 768), anti-glare display
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 1GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB)
  • 120GB shock-mounted HDD
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • Gobi mobile broadband
  • Approximately 3 pounds
  • Approximately 7 hours of battery life
  • $2,099
The new ToughBooks will be available for purchase in November.
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