Panasonic Announces Toughbook SX2

The new SX2 model comes with a 2.6 GHz Core i5-3320M vPro CPU, a 12.1-inch 1600 x 900 pixel display, 4 GB DDR3L-1333 memory, a 320 GB 5400 rpm HDD, as well as a 720p webcam in a 3.1 lbs package.

The manufacturer said that the magnesium alloy design shields the notebook from damage when dropped from a height of 30 inches on the base while on or off and from a height of 12 inches when dropped on all other faces when off. Both the lid and base of the notebook are guaranteed to withstand more than 220 lbs of pressure

The new Toughbook is still a rugged notebook and not exactly as thin as an Ultrabook, but Panasonic said that the SX2 is "approximately 33 percent slimmer than the previous Panasonic business-rugged model." Prices start at $2,649.


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  • kitsunestarwind
    Call me when it can survive a couple of meters fall
  • A Bad Day
    If there were rugged smartphones or tablets...
  • pliskin1
    A Bad DayIf there were rugged smartphones or tablets...

    There ARE rugged smartphones and tablets. Samsung Rugby and Casio G'zOne are two rugged phones. The Pantech Element is semi-rugged tablet.