Panasonic launches Toughbook 40 rugged notebook

As a veteran notebook computer manufacturer, Panasonic (Panasonic)'s rugged Toughbook product line has a history of more than 25 years. Today the company introduced the TOUGHBOOK 40, a new fully rugged Windows laptop.

Unlike the TOUGHBOOK 55, a 14-inch semi-rugged laptop offered by Panasonic, the TOUGHBOOK 40 is IP66 dust/water resistant (the product is completely protected from foreign objects and completely protected from dust and can withstand violent ocean waves) In the event of impact or strong water spray, the amount of water entering the appliance should not reach harmful effects). Tested to MIL-STD-810H for temperature, humidity and vibration, and drop tested to 1.8 meters. Designed for use in those extreme environments, the product can be mounted on law enforcement vehicles or used by soldiers on the battlefield.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 still supports modularity, and there are still various xPAKs that can be used, such as DVD readers, fingerprint sensors, smart card readers, and more, for a total of eight modular areas that can be used on the device.

"The TOUGHBOOK team is focused on the mission-critical tasks of supporting customers working in the most extreme environments, and the new TOUGHBOOK 40 provides them with the perfect balance of performance, modularity, durability and innovation," said Craig, general manager of product management, Panasonic North America Connectivity Jackowski said, "This is our most rugged TOUGHBOOK laptop ever, uniquely designed for corporate, public sector and federal agency customers, using their direct feedback and experience to provide a combination of hardware, software, accessories and professional A world-class solution for service. With up to 8 user-replaceable and upgradeable areas, the TOUGHBOOK 40 combines strength, robustness and flexibility to enhance the customer experience now and in the future.”

The display on the TOUGHBOOK 40 laptop is a 14-inch, 1080p resolution with a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits, which can be dropped down to 1 nit. Despite having a larger display, it's more than 1 pound lighter than its predecessor, but it's still not that light, at 7.4 pounds and 2.1 inches thick. 53.34 mm).

The speaker volume is up to 95db, in addition to that, it has four sets of microphones, so it is easier to cancel noise from different sources, and the notebook also has a 5-megapixel webcam.

The TOUGHBOOK 40 supports 5G and even millimeter wave for high-speed internet access in the wild. Powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 vPro processor, up to 64GB of replaceable DDR4 memory, up to 2TB of NVMe SSD, and dual hot-swappable batteries with up to 36 hours of battery life running Windows 11 Pro.

In addition to a variety of configuration options and accessories (Panasonic says there are custom mounts for military vehicles, which are designed to withstand very severe vibrations), the Toughbook 40 has a one-button stealth mode feature designed for military operations that tf lights and electronic transmissions.

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 40 will be available in late spring, starting at $4,899 (about 32,627.34 yuan).

Extended areas of the Toughbook 40:

palm rest extension

rear extension

right extension

left extension

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