The lighter but stronger Toughbook 54 is a 14-inch portable device that weighs only 1.9 kilograms (4.19 pounds), much lighter than its previous version the Toughbook 53, which was more than 2.5 kilograms. Panasonic has additionally doubled memory limit of the laptop to 16GB, and incorporated an extra bay to enhance stockpiling limit.
The Toughbook was not designed to compete on weight with laptops advertised as being super light, like, for example the Dell’s XPS 13, which weights a bit over 1 kilogram. But it is much harder, because of a magnesium composite chassis that can survive drops of just below 1 meter. The Toughbook 54 has a handle giving it the appearance of a mini-suitcase which makes it excellent for work.
Panasonic has additionally figured out how to increase the battery life of the portable device by up to 11 hours using one battery, and 18 hours using two batteries. A part of the power advantages come due to the power-saving Intel Core processor relying on the Broadwell engineering, which was discharged by Intel only a month ago. The Toughbook 53 was sourced by an older version Intel Core chip code, dubbed Haswell.
The Toughbook 54 shipment will begin this month for US$1,499 and is aimed to attract business clients. The base model will be accompanied by a 720p display that can be switched to a full high-def resolution.
The laptop can be optimized to incorporate a 1TB hard drive in one port, and a 256GB strong- state drive in the second port, which is a lot of storage when contrasted with different laptops. Heaters will maintain the storage drives warm in cold circumstances. As the Toughbook name may hint, the CF-54 is additionally freeze-proof to -10C and sprinkle-proof, including the full front display and keypad area. This water-proof keyboard has the shape of a leaf to enable better writing experience when wearing gloves, and offers a four level backdrop light for seeing keys in the dark without breaking a sweat.
Other options on the portable device include USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet ports. A graphics card from AMD can be inserted in the laptop at additional expense. Of course, the laptop has 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and discretionary 4G LTE is additionally accessible. The device comes with wither Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Professional operating systems.
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