Panasonic Intros Core Duo Toughbooks

Panasonic's flagship Toughbooks has recently released two new models now equipped with Core Duo processors. The CF-19 is a convertible Tablet PC and the CF-30 is a regular clamshell notebook. Both models feature record-breaking brightness with 550 nits in the CF-19 and 1,000 nits in the CF-30. Both are also encased with a magnesium alloy body, sealed keyboard and ports, and shock-mounted screen and hard drive.

Here are some specs for the CF-30:

- Intel Core Duo Processor L2400 (2MB L2 cache) 1.66GHz

- 80GB or 60GB HDD, shock mounted and removable

- 512MB SDRAM (DDR2), expandable to 4,096MB

- Full Magnesium Alloy case with handle

- 13.3-inch 1024x768 (XGA) TFT LCD with optional Touchscreen

- 1000 Nit (touchscreen models), 500 Nit (non-touchscreen models)

- Dimensions: 2.8" H x 11.9" W x 11.3" D

- Weight: 8.2lb

- Battery Life: 6 hours, depending on use conditions

- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN Connection 802.11a/b/g Bluetooth 2.0

- Optional GPS receiver

- Security features include: Password Security: Supervisor, user, Hard-Disk Lock; Cable lock slot; Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v.1.2. security chip, optional fingerprint scanner, optional SmartCard reader

Panasonic ToughBook CF-30 and CF-19 Announced – Brightest Notebook Screens Ever [Via: NotebookReview]