Panasonic today announced a significant update for its Toughbook CF-19 rugged convertible notebook, one that's supposed to double the machine's performance (compared to the 2010 model), and improve usability.
Based around the Sandy Bridge-flavored Huron River platform, the CF-19mk5 makes use of a magnesium alloy casing that provides water, dust, vibration and temperature protection, and features a 10.1-inch LCD screen with touch or dual-touch capabilities (which can be rotated to switch from notebook to tablet mode), a 2.5 GHz Core i5-2520M processor, Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4GB of RAM, a HDD up to 500GB or a 128/256GB SSD, 3G, WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity, plus a battery enabling up to 9 hours of operation.
The Toughbook CF-19mk5 will go on sale later this month starting at 2,950 (without VAT).