Panasonic updates Toughbook CF-52 and Toughbook CF-T8

Panasonic has announced that it has updated a couple of its ruggedized Toughbook computers. The updates include new processors, memory and more mobile technology. Among the machines getting updates are the Toughbook CF-52 semi-rugged notebook and the Toughbook CF-T8 tablet-alternative notebook.

The CF-52 gets a new Intel Core i5 CPU at up to 2.53GHz and now gets 2GB of RAM and a 250GB shock mounted HDD. The machine also gets a new range of wireless connectivity options including the Gobi 2000 multiple carrier mobile broadband modem, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

The CF-T8 is now running Windows 7 and gets an Intel Core 2 CPU at 1.6GHz and a removable 250GB shock mounted HDD. The Windows 7 OS can be downgraded to Windows XP and the machine has Bluetooth. Like the CF-52, the T8 can also be equipped with a Gobi mobile broadband modem.