Panasonic unveils rough ‘n’ tough notebook

Panasonic has launched its new Toughbook CF-W4 – a lightweight notebook, which the firm claims can resist up to 100kg of pressure

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By  Cleona Godinho Published  December 28, 2005

Panasonic has launched its new Toughbook CF-W4 – a lightweight notebook, which the firm claims can resist up to 100kg of pressure. According to Panasonic, the CF-W4 features thicker cushioning material when compared to its predecessors. The firm claims this approach provides 50% better shock absorption. The LCD frame also boasts an additional buffer zone to help it withstand extra pressure. Moreover, in contrast to most laptops which feature motherboards that are mounted to the internal frame, the CF-W4’s motherboard has a “floating” construction, which means it is not bolted down. Panasonic claims this also helps the notebook deal with shocks. The firm reckons its new 1.3kg laptop is a good option for sales people, business travellers and frequent flyers. “The growing mobile workforce in the Middle East and the increased travelling required by modern day jobs make the Toughbook CF-W4 ideally suited for executives in the region. Not only is this notebook tougher, it also offers excellent performance and comes with a range of user-friendly features,” said Ono Asahiko, general manager, system solutions department, Panasonic. The Toughbook CF-W4 features an Intel Pentium M 753 processor, a 40Gbyte hard drive, 512Mbytes of RAM and Wi-Fi support. It also boasts a combo drive that can work with DVD and CD media. The notebook is currently available across the region for approximately US $2316.

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