Brighter Display And Longer Lasting: Panasonic Toughbook's Latest 2-In-1 Ultrabook(TM)
Oct 24, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Panasonic has launched its new versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook(TM) with Full HD IPS anti-glare display and a more powerful Intel processor making it perfect for sales and mobile business executives that need to multitask on the road. The Toughbook CF-AX3 is a 2-in-1 Ultrabook(TM) device, combining tablet and laptop into a single unit so mobile business executives can flip it, touch it, wake it in a flash and work all day long; with the confidence of a ergonomically designed, business-rugged device from Panasonic Toughbook.
Replacing the CF-AX2, the Toughbook CF-AX3 comes with an 11.6" Full HD, 10 finger multi touch IPS anti-glare display. A significant evolution on the previous model, this screen delivers exceptional viewing quality whether working inside or out, with its 170deg wide viewing angle, high contrast ratio and improvement in display brightness.
The power for busy executives
Ensuring busy executives have the computing power they need for their applications, the new Toughbook CF-AX3 also comes with 4th generation Intel® Core(TM) technology. With reduced power consumption, the Intel® Core(TM) vPro(TM) i5-4300U Processor CPU also helps improve battery life (up from 8 to 12 hours* *) with hot swappable function for all day mobile computing (up to 20 hours * *) and improves standby mode from 3.5 to 8 days* ensuring workers can leave their device in standby for longer for fast boot and response times.
A laptop when you need it and tablet when you want it
Drawing on its long pedigree of combining ergonomic and durable design, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a unique and robust 360deg Flip-Over hinge design, allowing the device to be used in very different business situations and offering business users a new level of working freedom.
In Notebook mode, the CF-AX3 is ideal for mobile executives who need traditional keyboard access for information input. In Tablet mode the device is ideal for sales workforces, research teams and executives who need to input data on the screen while on the move and holding the device in one hand.
Ideal for mobile workers
New Panasonic 2-in-1 Ultrabook(TM) weighing just 1.135kg* with 18mm-thickness is ideal for workers on the move. Designed to easily deal with the knocks and scrapes of a busy mobile executive's life, the CF-AX3 can withstand bottom drops of up to 76cm*and 100kgf* without damage.
Latest operating system and migration path
Equipped with the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, business customers can take advantage of the latest improvements in user functionality and the enterprise benefits of the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. Windows 7 options are also available. With Microsoft extended support for Windows XP ending in April 2014, the latest Windows 8.1 Pro and 7 versions also offer a smooth migration option for businesses looking to upgrade hardware.
Equipped for mobility
The Toughbook CF-AX3 is optimised for connectivity whatever the location and includes the optional 4G/LTE module (3G option available), Bluetooth® v4.0 and Wireless LAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n.
The device is also fully equipped with all the required business ports, including VGA and HDMI for display and projector connections, two USB 3.0 ports and LAN, as well as a full SDXC card support for camera image storage, for example.
In addition, in industries where security and information protection are mandatory, the CF-AX3 can be equipped with a contact smartcard slot. Also vPro(TM) is included and the unit can be equipped with Absolute Computrace and Intel Anti-Theft (AT) solutions.
"This latest Toughbook is another huge step forward in combing functionality, design and versatility into the perfect 2-in-1 Ultrabook(TM) PC for mobile executives," said Jan Kaempfer, Head of European Marketing, at Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. "Whether you are a researcher, sales and business executive or medical professional, the Toughbook CF-AX3 gives you the power of a laptop when you need it and the versatility and convenience of a tablet."
The Toughbook CF-AX3 goes on sale in Europe from November 2013. The device will be available from Panasonic official distributors, Premium Partners, ISV Partners and Registered Partners at an estimated street price of GBP1,379 + VAT for the standard model.
* Non smartcard reader model
* Measured by MobileMark 2007 at 60 cd/m2 and Economy Mode(ECO)-Disable. It varies depending on usage condition
* Tested at Panasonic Factory in operating mode and dropped on 2" plywood from the bottom-side.
* Tested at Panasonic Factory. This performance test does not guarantee against damage or malfunction.
Lesley Booth, The Amber Group
Tel: 0118 900 1136
About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU's goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organizations efficiency and performance. We help organizations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
The new PSCEU is made up of four business divisions:
- Communication Solutions including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and HD video conferencing systems.
- Visual System Solutions including projectors, interactive whiteboards, presentation aids and displays. Panasonic is the European market leader in projectors with 28% revenue share.
- Professional Camera Solutions including professional audio visual, security and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
- Computer Product Solutions including the Toughbook range of rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. Panasonic Toughbook had 63.3% unit share of the European rugged and durable notebook market and a 29.2 unit share of the rugged business tablet market in 2012 (VDC, March 2013).
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen (68 billion euros) for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at www.toughbook.eu
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