Panasonic has updated its Toughbook Series with the upgraded version of its Toughbook 19 Convertible Rugged Tablet PC. The Toughbook 19 now sports an Intel Core i5-540UM 1.2GHz processor, a 160GB Hard Drive or an optional 128GB Solid State Drive, integrated graphics and 2GB of RAM.
This seems to be the second time the Toughbook 19 is getting an update, since it was announced here back in January where it got an Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300 1.2GHz processor and now an update to Core i5. This new update sees the Toughbook 19 going beyond the MIL-STD-810G certification with the ability to withstand a six-foot drop, and with a shock-mounted hard drive, magnesium alloy case and UL1604 Class I Division 2 certification, making it able to operate in hazardous and mission-critical environments.
Some specs remains the same, it still has the 10.4-inch LED-backlit display with a touchscreen panel optional dual touch display and CircuLumin Technology which allows the user to adjust their screen brightness according to the environment.
There is also Bluetooth, WiFi, optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband and WiMAX module. Some notable specs includes 9 hours of battery life, PC card slot, SD/SDHC card slot, VGA output, FireWire and optional GPS receiver, fingerprint scanner and SmartCard reader. The Panasonic Toughbook 19 also got a reduction on the price as it is now priced at $3399 compared to its last listed price of $3749.