Panasonic Toughbook F9, Toughbook. Colour of product: Black, Silver. Processor frequency: 2.4 GHz, Processor family: Intel Core i5-xxx, Processor model: i5-520M. Internal memory: 2 GB, Internal memory type: DDR3-SDRAM, Memory clock speed: 1066 MHz. Total storage capacity: 320 GB, Hard drive capacity: 320 GB, Compatible memory cards: SD, SDHC. Display diagonal: 35.81 cm (14.1"), Display resolution: 1440 x 900 pixels, Display number of colours: 16.77M
Sleek, Rugged Mobility
Ready to move at the speed of business, the lightweight, 3.6-pound Toughbook® F9 is the world's lightest 14" laptop. It offers a large 14.1" widescreen WXGA+ display, DVD drive, handle, draft-n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and optional Gobi™2000 mobile broadband. It features a circular scrolling touchpad for effortless scrolling through long documents and an integrated handle for easier portability. The durable Toughbook F9 also comes standard with a 320GB shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive, spill-resistant keyboard, and Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, for added security and remote management.
The engineers behind Toughbook are constantly researching ways to make the business-rugged series tougher, lighter and easier to use. New features like a compact shell drive, an easy-to-use circular scrolling touchpad, up to 30 inch drop-resistant design and available with built-in Gobi™ mobile broadband make this line of Toughbook business-rugged mobile computers the ultimate innovation for mobile professionals.
Lightweight Rugged Design
Inside and out, Toughbook business-rugged mobile computers are engineered for mobility and durability. The magnesium alloy casing is light but strong, protects against electromagnetic waves and provides good heat dispersion. The contoured lid makes it dramatically stronger than a flat lid design. In addition, an annular pipe around the outer edges of the top plate braces against pressure and prevents twisting, thus protecting the LCD from pressure. Inside, the LCD panel is supported by a floating design, which means that even if the lid were to be twisted, the LCD would not break easily. In this way, a number of combined design elements make the Toughbook business-rugged series one of the lightest and toughest on the market.
According to studies, drops while carrying a laptop are the most common reason for laptop failure and drops during operation are the third most common reason. The word "drop" however, may refer to significantly different things: depending on the drop height and conditions of impact, the force of impact on the PC will be different. That's why Panasonic carries out free fall tests from three heights: 4 to 6 inches (to simulate the action of a careless drop onto a desk), 12 inches (to simulate the force of impact of a computer inside a bag being chucked onto a desk), 30 inches (to simulate the fall of a computer that is knocked off a desk or dropped during carriage). All Toughbook business-rugged models must pass all of these tests as part of their rugged design.
Because liquid spills are the second most common cause of laptop trouble, a spill-resistant keyboard has been added as a standard feature of the entire Toughbook business-rugged line. In the event of a spill, a waterproof keyboard, combined with a unique drain-through design, allows liquids to pass through and exit from the bottom of these mobile computers. Moreover, a drain-away design on the optical drive enclosure (optical drive available on select models) further protects them from liquid penetration. This reduces the risk of water damage and extends the life of these tough mobile computers.
Compact Shell DVD Drive
In order to create the lightest mobile computer possible, Panasonic took an innovative approach while designing the DVD drive on Toughbook business-rugged models. Taking a hint from portable CD players, a top-opening shell DVD drive was developed for use in Toughbook business-rugged computers. By getting rid of the tray, screws, and other parts used in normal DVD tray drives, the Toughbook business-rugged DVD drive weighs four times less than a traditional laptop drive. And, because the shell drive is integrated directly into the body, the mobile computer body is 3 to 7 times stronger than with a tray type drive.
Easy-to-use Circular Scrolling Touchpad
In a mobile environment, it is often hard to use an external mouse. For pointer operation, all Toughbook business-rugged mobile computers feature a circular touchpad. Unlike square touchpads, the circular touchpad is extremely efficient and ergonomic, taking up only as much space as the user's fingers require. Furthermore, it features an easy-to-use vertical scrolling capability by moving your fingers on the edge of the touchpad clockwise or counterclockwise. It can also be customized to suit individual preferences.
Gobi™ mobile broadband
With optional Gobi™ mobile broadband from Qualcomm, Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computer users can connect globally using Panasonic's next-generation wireless computers. Using high-speed 3G mobile internet networks can increase productivity and reduce downtime, as a reliable connection can be secured virtually anywhere a cell phone can be used. In addition, the Panasonic Carrier Selection Application (CSA) software platform, allows users to select or change to the best carrier for any geographic area.