Panasonic and Verizon Wireless today announced the certification and exclusive availability of the new semi-rugged Toughbook 52 with built-in access to the EV-DO Revision A-based BroadbandAccess service from Verizon Wireless. Here is more info:
"Introduced last month, the semi-rugged Toughbook 52 includes the Santa Rosa chipset from Intel and offers all the processing power of a desktop replacement notebook in a form factor engineered from the ground up to withstand the most challenging environments. The widescreen notebook with spill-resistant keyboard and a built-in handle includes, like all Toughbook mobile PCs, a magnesium alloy case, flexible internal connectors, and a shock-mounted hard drive and LCD, all of which contribute to Panasonic?s reputation for producing the industry?s most durable and reliable notebooks.
Panasonic and Verizon Wireless have made high-performance embedded EV-DO solutions available in Toughbook notebooks since mid-2005. Today, every Toughbook notebook computer is certified for use on the Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess with EV-DO Rev. A service, allowing users to download complex files and email attachments at average speeds of 600 kbps to 1.4 Mbps, and upload files at speeds averaging 500 ? 800 kbps.
Spec Sheet for the Toughbook 52:
software ? GenuineWindows XP Professional SP2 or Windows Vista Business ? Setup, Online Manual, Hard Drive Data Erase, Recovery DVD CPU ? Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7300 ? 4MB L2 cache ? Processor speed 2.0GHz ? 800MHz FSB ? Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100 ? 2MB L2 cache ? Processor speed 1.8GHz ? 800MHz FSB
STORAGE & MEMORY ? Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7300 ? 1GB SDRAM (DDR2) standard, expandable to 4GB ? 120GB hard drive (shock-mounted & easily removable) ? Intel CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T7100 ? 1GB SDRAM (DDR2) standard, expandable to 4GB ? 80GB hard drive (shock-mounted & easily removable)
Display ? Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7300 ? 15.4" 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) TFT active matrix color LCD ? AMD x 2300, 512MB VRAM ? Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100 ? 15.4" 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT active matrix color LCD ? Intel GMA x3100 graphic controller, UMA (Unified Memory Access) up to 128MB ? Anti-glare, anti-reflective coating for improved outdoor viewability
EXPANSION Slots ? PC card type II x 1 ? Express card/54 x 1 ? Secure Digital (SD) card x1
MULTI MEDIA POCKET ? DVD Multi Drive (8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support)
keyboard & input ? 87-key with dedicated Windows key ? Electrostatic touchpad with scrolling support
wireless ? Optional integrated mobile broadband (WWAN) ? Bluetooth v.2.0 (option on model with T7100 CPU) ? Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN network connection 802.11a/b/g ? Security ? Authentication: LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP ? Encryption: CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit and 64-bit WEP, Hardware AES ? Slide on/off switch
interface ? External video D-sub 15-pin ? Headphones/speaker Mini-jack Stereo ? IEEE 1394a (Firewire) 4-pin ? Microphone/line in Mini-jack Stereo ? Port replicator Dedicated 100-pin ? Serial D-sub 9-pin (UART 16550 compatible) ? USB 2.0 (x4) 4-pin ? 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ-45 ? 56Kbps modem RJ-11
power suply ? Lithium ion battery pack (11.1V, 7650mAh) ? Battery operation: approximately 3.5?9.5 hours ? Battery charging time: approximately 4 hours ? AC Adapter: AC 100V?240V 50/60Hz, auto sensing/switching worldwide power supply ? Pop-up on-screen battery status reporting
power management ? Suspend/Resume Function, Hibernation, Standby, ACPI BIOS
warranty ? 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
dimensions & weight ? 2.0" (H) x 14.0" (W) x 11.3" (D) ? 7.4 lbs. (with handle)
INTEGRATE D OPTIONs ? SmartCard reader ? Fingerprint scanner ? Wide area wireless solutions ? EVDO Rev. A
Acessories ? AC Adapter (3-pin) CF-AA1683AM ? Battery Charger CF-VCBT1W ? ComFolio Universal Carrying Case (large capacity) COMUNIV-P ? ComFolio Universal Jr. Carrying Case COMUNIVJR-P ? Desktop Port Replicator CF-VEB521M ? Large Venue DLP Projector PT-DW5000U ? Lithium Ion Battery Pack CF-VZSU29AU ? Memory Cards ? 1GB CF-WMBA601G ? 2GB CF-WMBA602G ? Mobile LCD Projector PT-LB50U
Pricing and Availability The BroadbandAccess-enabled semi-rugged Toughbook 52 includes the Sierra Wireless embedded MC5725 PCI Express Mini Card and VZAccess Manager software and starts at an estimated street price of $1,899."