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Panasonic Upgrades Fully-Rugged Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC

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Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook 19, its best-selling rugged convertible tablet PC. The updated Toughbook 19 now comes with an Intel Core i5-3320M vPro processor (up to 3.3 GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Other enhancements include expanded storage, a more responsive touchpad and an innovative ambient light sensor, allowing automatic backlight shut-off to improve battery life.

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$3,549..... :(
 
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I'd buy it. Could be the perfect melee weapon in a zombie apocalypse.
 

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I've always wanted a Toughbook. Hard to find them used too. :(
 
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I've always wanted a Toughbook. Hard to find them used too. :(
Interesting... that says something about the product itself, or the people that buy them.
 
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Awesome upgrade for cops to play solitaire on.
 

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But you can beat-up people/cause accidents with it. Worth the cash, imo. :p
No you can't they are crap on a stick. We use them at work. CRAP CRAP CRAPPITY CRAP.
 
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And as always I will buy a $500 laptop since in the end I can upgrade or break it almost 7 times in the 3-4 year life cycle I would expect from this and get better performance.
 

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But you can beat-up people/cause accidents with it. Worth the cash, imo. :p
No you can't they are crap on a stick. We use them at work. CRAP CRAP CRAPPITY CRAP.
CDawall is right, we used them in the military and they suck and break easily. The mechanics tend to leave them under a hmmwv then run over them :(

Their hard drive protection is a joke, Our 25B's had to replace so many HDDs from being carried around in assault packs while doing patrols. I usta have a picture of one that went through an IED blast in the back of a hmmwv. It didn't survive that either LOL
 
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CDawall is right, we used them in the military and they suck and break easily. The mechanics tend to leave them under a hmmwv then run over them :(

Their hard drive protection is a joke, Our 25B's had to replace so many HDDs from being carried around in assault packs while doing patrols. I usta have a picture of one that went through an IED blast in the back of a hmmwv. It didn't survive that either LOL
Not much is gonna survive an IED blast or getting run over by a hmmwv. I mean really they are still a computer made for light outdoor work. Not to be strapped on the back of a grunt in 120f heat in a war zone. Hell some guns don't even survive that kinda abuse yet you think a piece of electronics can?

This thing is for field work and is a lot better cut out for it then any other laptop. Yeah its not F#$king IED proof. But some tanks are not either.
 

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CDawall is right, we used them in the military and they suck and break easily. The mechanics tend to leave them under a hmmwv then run over them :(

Their hard drive protection is a joke, Our 25B's had to replace so many HDDs from being carried around in assault packs while doing patrols. I usta have a picture of one that went through an IED blast in the back of a hmmwv. It didn't survive that either LOL
Wait are you serious?
 

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Not much is gonna survive an IED blast or getting run over by a hmmwv. I mean really they are still a computer made for light outdoor work. Not to be strapped on the back of a grunt in 120f heat in a war zone. Hell some guns don't even survive that kinda abuse yet you think a piece of electronics can?

This thing is for field work and is a lot better cut out for it then any other laptop. Yeah its not F#$king IED proof. But some tanks are not either.
Yea these were not the greatest thing the military could have spent their money on knowing that they would get "Battle" tested LOL. Now! We did have some bad ass laptops that they were phasing out that used a full cast aluminum frame with all rubberized material to make it completely water proof but the specs were very low. It had like a P4 CPU with 512MB ram and a 20GB SSD (Big fat 3.5inch SSD some of the first released). These things were designed to survive a nuclear fallout like our radios.



They were like these but older.


Wait are you serious?
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Yea these were not the greatest thing the military could have spent their money on knowing that they would get "Battle" tested LOL. Now! We did have some bad ass laptops that they were phasing out that used a full cast aluminum frame with all rubberized material to make it completely water proof but the specs were very low. It had like a P4 CPU with 512MB ram and a 20GB SSD (Big fat 3.5inch SSD some of the first released). These things were designed to survive a nuclear fallout like our radios.

http://olive-drab.com/images/sincgaars_asip_375.jpg

They were like these but older.
http://www.mediatek-rugged.com/MediatekREng/UploadFiles/pgallery/2557549132.gif
Yeah man gotta keep it in perspective. Not much will take that kinda abuse man. These tough books are for Cop cars and construction workers and such. Not the 101st airborne being dropped into heavy enemy fire so they can play solitaire while they wait for air support.