Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Panasonic Unveils Toughbook S10 12'' PC – A Mere Three Pounds with DVD Drive

Panasonic Solutions Company, provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced the Panasonic Toughbook S10. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M vPro processor, the Toughbook S10 delivers up to 12.5 hours of standard battery life – the longest in its class – and weighs only 3.0 pounds. The notebook offers optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband and other enhancements to increase performance and drive return on investment. This lightweight device is ideal for road warriors and other highly mobile workers in a variety of markets.

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.”

Business-rugged Durability
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 (2.50 GHz)
  • o Turbo Boost up to 3.20 GHz
    o Intel Smart Cache 3 MB
  • 320 GB 5400 rpm shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive
  • 4-8 GB RAM
  • 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)
  • 3.0 lbs (around 1.5 kgs)
  • DVD drive
  • HDMI and VGA video outputs
  • Magnesium alloy case
  • Business-rugged
  • o 30” operating drop (to base only)
    o 26 sides 12” drop (non-operating)
    o 220 lb (110 kg) compression-resistant
    o Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (protects against 6 ounce spills)
  • Embedded Connectivity
  • o Optional Gobi 2000 3G mobile broadband
    o Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n
    o 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.
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8 Comments on Panasonic Unveils Toughbook S10 12'' PC – A Mere Three Pounds with DVD Drive

#1
Delta6326
good idea on the dvd drive for small laptop/netbooks but this thing is fugly! even if it is supposed to be tough(and which then it should have a SSD)
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#2
_JP_
They forgot to add that, with it's small size, now owners can beat the crap out of potential burglars/humans in general with these and then resume meddling with office or relax for a bit on facebook.
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#3
DonInKansas
by: Delta6326
good idea on the dvd drive for small laptop/netbooks but this thing is fugly! even if it is supposed to be tough(and which then it should have a SSD)
Toughbooks have never been attractive machines. They're built to take an ass kicking, not win beauty contests.
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#5
Steevo
I have used Toshiba laptops as I can buy two or three with same or better specs as far as hardware for the same price. Plus mine has been dropped 12' and broke the screen, replaced that for $150, spilled 20oz of hot kona coffee into, replaced the keyboard $17.99 and it still runs perfect with XP Pro and 2Gb of RAM.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Delta6326
good idea on the dvd drive for small laptop/netbooks but this thing is fugly! even if it is supposed to be tough(and which then it should have a SSD)
Yeah until the DVD drive stops shutting.

And GOD DAM if they want me to spend 2.3k on a laptop at least make it nice looking sheesh.
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
by: AsRock
Yeah until the DVD drive stops shutting.

And GOD DAM if they want me to spend 2.3k on a laptop at least make it nice looking sheesh.
2.3K? nah, its only three pounds! cheapest laptop ever!
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#8
xBruce88x
hah! i see what you did there.. nice.

i was wondering when that style cd-drive would come out for a notebook...

the dealership i worked at uses toughbooks for the diag computers for cars. they can take a beating, but an electrical shock still does em in.

12.5hrs battery life, thats pretty sweet!
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