News: Panasonic Spotlights Toughbook 54 Semi-rugged Laptop at NAB
Powerful and portable Toughbook 54 is thinnest and lightest in its class
(Las Vegas, NV--April 13, 2015) Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show showcased the new Toughbook®54. As the thinnest and lightest semi-rugged laptop in its class1, the Toughbook 54 is a highly portable tool for mobile professionals who need durability, power and feature sets beyond what a standard consumer laptop can offer. With a 5thGeneration Intel®Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, 11 hours of battery life2 – 18 hours with an optional hot-swappable second battery2– and a wide range of integrated options, the Toughbook 54 is a reliable and versatile tool for mobile professionals in video production, as well as other demanding markets such as insurance, utilities, construction, field service, public safety and government.
The Toughbook 54 is the latest in Panasonic’s line of products that created and continues to define the semi-rugged category. Offering enhanced security, a full magnesium alloy case with handle, and resistance to spills and drops, the Toughbook 54 is purpose-built for professionals who spend a significant amount of time working from the road or in the outdoors. For professionals who need power in addition to rugged portability, the Toughbook 54 is available with discrete graphics, dual drives, up to 16GB of memory, and a 1080p full HD display and webcam. Four models will be available to meet customer demand – Lite, Prime, Gloved Multi Touch and Performance – with each one designed to assure a high long-term return on investment for a diverse range of businesses and government agencies.
“A significant portion of the workforce spends more time on the road than they do behind a desk, and they need technology tools purpose-built for them,” said Anthony Mungiello, Toughbook product manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With the Toughbook 54, we incorporated the latest technological advances to design a tool for these workers that was most portable and advanced of its kind, without sacrificing on the reliability Panasonic is known for.”
Panasonic Toughbook 54: Key Features
For a full list of specifications and more detailed information, visit http://us.panasonic.com/toughbook/54.
1 As of February 13, 2015, compared to 14.0” semi-rugged laptops
2 per MobileMark 2007 testing; battery life depends on model and usage conditions
3 Not available on Lite model
4 Not all options are available together
Pricing and Availability
The Panasonic Toughbook 54 is available now from authorized Panasonic resellers at an estimated street price of $1,499. The Toughbook 54 includes a standard three-year limited warranty.
Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s mobile computers should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-803-8492.
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