A look at the specifications of the new Panasonic Toughbook F9, that becomes available in July, shows a the industry’s lightest fourteen inch notebook, with an extra-sturdy build and a whooping seven hours of running time. It weighs in at a mere 3.6 pounds, comes with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-520M processor and 320GB hard-drive. Not bad for something so small and compact!
Reviews of design show that it is one rugged notebook as it has the capacity to survive a thirty inch drop, which is just about the height of a typical desk. It also boasts of a spill-resistant unique keyboard design which can withstand spills of about seven ounces. This is a very good feature to have, especially if you are living in the part of the world where the humidity is high. To top it off, it is designed to resist a compression of 220 pounds, meaning it can take some beating if you are rough in the handling of your laptop.
Some other features and specifications include the genuine Windows 7, 2GB RAM, anti-glare screen treatment, while optional features of Panasonic Toughbook F9 are fingerprint reader, SmartCard reader, and WiMAX all packed in a magnesium alloy case. A review of the circular scrolling touchpad reveals its’ effortless scrolling abilities through the lengthy documents and an integrated handle for more convenient portability.
The toughbook beats most of the standards set by the regulating bodies and further to its credit is the fact that Panasonic toughbook mobile computers are the choice of governmental agencies. It is designed to withstand more uptime, so repair costs are kept at a minimum. This leads to lower ownership costs in the long run, so if you want a laptop for long term keeps then this is the ideal choice. It can withstand some tough knocks and comes with the standard three year company guarantee, should anything go amiss.
All these qualities come at a suggested retail price of $2,899.00, but considering the market, this is a rather competitive price for a laptop jam packed with special features. So if you are in the market for a new laptop, this one deserves a serious look.