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Fully rugged, high performance modular laptop

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Software

The Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Division of Panasonic Canada Inc. has launched the Toughbook 40, a rugged, modular laptop designed to deliver the power, speed and connectivity expected to support the evolving needs of mobile workers in today’s digitally transformed world. Compared to the previous model, the Toughbook 40 is over a pound lighter despite having a larger display.

Features include a 14’’ FHD touchscreen display, as well as eight modular user-replaceable areas including four expansion (xPAK) areas, as well as battery, memory, storage and keyboard that provide customers with options to customize and protect technology investments as needs shift, and modernize at the speed they desire.

The device’s enhanced processing performance and wireless capabilities provide reliable connectivity for important jobs. The computers are equipped with with 11th generation Intel vPro processors, with optional AMD dedicated graphics or Intel Iris Xe Graphics boosting computing power to process large amounts of data, images and video feeds in real-time. It also boasts a 5MP webcam. A privacy cover provides for security and infrared capability to support Windows Hello facial recognition.

To support workers anywhere the job takes them, the computer features multiple cellular and connectivity options, including a 4G modem or 5G modem. The 4G modem supports LTE, LTE-A and near 5G Sub6 speeds of up to 2 Gbps at an entry-level price point. The 5G modem supports 4G (LTE, LTE-A), as well as 5G (Sub6) and speeds up to 5.5 Gbps. It seamlessly connects to the best available network without any disruption or intervention by the user.

If operating in a more data-sensitive industry, the Toughbook 40 comes standard with encrypted OPAL SSDs (FIPS is optional), the choice of five different authentic xPAKs, TPM 2.0 and Intel Hardware Shield. It also has a Secure Wipe feature, which applies a voltage spike to wipe the contents on the drive in a matter of seconds, rather than minutes or even hours.

Rugged certifications include 6’ Drop, MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461H, C1D2, and IP66.




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