It’s human to feel serious heartache when you, by mistake, drop your laptop or spill water on it. The very imagination of the pains you are bound to take to get it repaired may give you a serious nervous breakdown. However, considering this mistakenly-imposed agony of the laptop users in perspective, Panasonic has launched six new Toughbooks to withstand damage in work environments as harsh as construction sites, mining, military, etc.
These Toughbooks are cosmetically enhanced notebooks, which are specially designed to withstand harsh and tough conditions. "In today’s corporate climate, it’s all about the bottom line – this isn't just about the cost of replacing a broken laptop. Australian businesses simply cannot afford to invest in a mobile device that is vulnerable to everyday bumps, knocks and spills that put productivity, company data, sales and customer satisfaction at risk" said Mark Willis, Panasonic Group Manager.
The six new laptops are designed according to the different specific requirements and have been classified into – Fully Rugged and Professional models. So if you happen to buy one of these, you need to do a good research to find out which one fits the best as per your requirements. Let’s have a very brief look at the six new Toughbooks.
Fully Rugged Models:
Toughbook CF-31 Mk2: This is the most powerful fully rugged notebook that has been deployed in military environments. This is also heavily priced at $6,099
Toughbook CF-19 Mk5: This is designed for emergency services and field utility and is priced at $5,499.
Toughbook CF-H2: It is the most rugged handheld tablet computer and is priced at $3,799.
The Professional Models:
Toughbook CF-53: This 76 cm drop tested semi-rugged model is designed to withstand 100-kgf pressurized vibration test and is resistant to 177 ml liquid spill. It is priced at $2,199
Toughbook S10: This business rugged model is also designed to withstand the same tests as Toughbook CF-53 but is also rain, spill, dust and vibration resistant and is priced at $2,349.
Toughbook CF-C1: This semirugged model is designed to withstand the same tests as Toughbook S10 but is equipped with better hardware and software. It is priced at $3,299
If you are still unsure about the laptop that will be right for you, then check out numerous videos on Youtube where Toughbooks go through extreme tests like car wash, 20 feet drop, and even run over by a Hummer!