Panasonic Computer Solutions Company introduced upgrades to its Panasonic Toughbook 19 convertible tablet computer.
The Toughbook 19F convertible tablet PC joins Panasonic's flagship Toughbook 30F clamshell notebook with its incorporation of the Core 2 Duo processor and expanded memory capabilities. The 5.1 lb Toughbook 19 also offers an optional integrated camera for use in inspection and incident documentation applications.

These notebooks incorporate the rugged features, such as magnesium alloy cases, sealed keyboards and ports, hard drive heaters, flexible internal connectors and shock-mounting. Both the Toughbook 19 convertible tablet and the Toughbook 30 notebook include an anti-glare, anti-reflective sunlight viewable display, WiFi 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, a mobile broadband-ready design, along with backlit keyboard, and GPS wireless.

Rugged PCs must be purpose-built and engineered for the environments in which they will likely be used. Solutions are required for heat management and screens which can be read in bright sunlight, as well as allowing for screens to be dimmed for the security and safety of those working in dark environments. Both PCs deliver 7 hours of battery life.

Panasonic addresses heat dissipation; a critical component in truly water-and dust-resistant units running faster, hotter processors through its heat-pipe technology, allowing rugged units to run fast but cool without using a fan. Internal fans create noise, add weight and are a significant potential source of failure in rugged computing environments where dust, sand, humidity and precipitation are common.

Every Panasonic Toughbook mobile PC is sold with a standard three-year limited warranty and access to 24/7/365 U.S. based phone support for the entire life of the unit.

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