Most laptops are designed to be easily moved from one office to another, meaning their design does not always meet the durability needs of trucking professionals. Panasonic offers an option by way of three new business-rugged Toughbook notebook computers: the
ultraportable CF-W5, the tablet alternative CF-T5, and the thin-and-light desktop replacement CF-Y5.

They’re the next generation of Panasonic’s Toughbook line engineered and built for maximum reliability. They include magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors, and shock-mounted and removable hard drives. Business-rugged Toughbooks are tested to withstand a one-foot drop, while the hard drives themselves are rated to survive a fall of 30 in., says Panasonic. All three incorporate a wireless-ready design that allows users to purchase, or upgrade to, embedded access to next-generation data networks from all major wireless carriers.

The ultraportable Toughbook W5, with its integrated DVD/CD-RW combo drive, 12.1-in. anti-glare LCD screen, and weight of just 3.1 lb, has an ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo processor and battery life of more than eight hours.

The T5 has a 12.1-in. touch-screen LCD as well as an ergonomic hand strap and more than 10 hours of battery life at a weight of just 3.5 lb.

With a 14.1 inch display, the Toughbook Y5 weighs 3.7 lb and boasts six hours of battery life. It has a built-in DVD/CD-RW optical drive, high-speed Intel Core Duo low-voltage processor, and multiple wireless connectivity options. Compared to the W5 and T5, the Y5’s larger screen
makes it a lightweight desktop replacement alternative. The Y5 includes Panasonic’s unique “spill-through” keyboard, designed to reduce the risks of liquid damage.

Every Panasonic Toughbook is sold with a standard three-year limited warranty and access to 24/7/365 U.S.-based phone support for the entire life of the product. Call 800-662-3537 for more info.

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