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October 12, 2012

Panasonic Releases Toughbook SX2 Powered by Intel Core i5-3320M vPro Processor

Panasonic (News - Alert), which makes rugged mobile computers for business use, has unveiled the next generation of its business-rugged notebook PC line, the Toughbook SX2.

The new Toughbook SX2 expands its line of rugged notebooks designed for today’s highly mobile workforce working in different environments outdoors.

The new Toughbook SX2 runs Intel (News - Alert) Core i5-3320M vPro processor (3MB cache, up to 3.3GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and features a lightweight, drop-resistant magnesium alloy design, which can withstand a 30-inch drop to base while on/off and a 12-inch drop on all other faces when off. 

Both the lid and base of the notebook are designed to withstand more than 220 lbs (100 kgf) of pressure. Toughbook SX2 also features LCD mounting protection.

 The rugged notebook has a maximum 14.5 hours of battery depending on usage conditions.

 Other features are: HD+ 12.1-inch, 16:9 LED backlit display; high-definition 720p webcam with built-in microphone; two backward-compatible USB 3.0 ports; optical drive and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

“Technology enables many professionals today to work from virtually anywhere, but this freedom creates a new set of issues when users are not equipped with the right tools for the job – device failures mean frustration, lost productivity and revenue, plus substantial repair and replacement costs,” said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic Solutions for Business, in a statement.

“Like the other computers in our renowned Toughbook line, the Toughbook SX2 is engineered to provide the reliability high value professionals require with the portability they desire,” Walls added.

The Panasonic Toughbook SX2 is available later this month from authorized Panasonic resellers starting at $2,649.  

Panasonic also released Toughbook 53 recently. Panasonic Toughbook 53 line comes in the expanded processor, which now offers up an Intel Core i5-3320M processor, complete with a three megabyte cache, a clock speed of up to 3.3 GHz, and Intel's Turbo Boost technology. Storage has also been expanded and diversified, offering up a 500 gigabyte hard drive or a 128, 256, or 512 gigabyte solid state drive as well as four to eight gigabytes of RAM (News - Alert)

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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