Panasonic has up to date considered one of its strongest rugged laptops (opens in new tab) and the most recent model of the corporate’s Toughbook 55 (opens in new tab) now options improved efficiency, connectivity and safety.
First launched again in 2019, the Toughbook 55 set a brand new benchmark for cell computing by giving customers the power to customise their gadget for various duties whereas within the subject by means of its modular design. The subsequent iteration of the gadget maintains Panasonic’s modular method although it has been up to date with the most recent applied sciences to higher go well with customers in subject companies in addition to the automotive, emergency and safety industries.
The second gen Toughbook 55 now consists of enhanced connectivity with eSIM (opens in new tab) in addition to the choice for 4G to ship twin SIM capabilities. Panasonic has additionally tried to future-proof the gadget by including assist for Thunderbolt 4 (opens in new tab) together with Wi-Fi 6 (opens in new tab) and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity due to the inclusion of Intel’s AX201 wi-fi chip.
The addition of an eleventh Gen Intel Core i5-1145G7 Processor (with Intel vPro Expertise) has led to a major efficiency enhance for the Toughbook 55 and it’s now 19 % quicker than its predecessor. Storage has additionally been improved on account of the inclusion of an NVMe OPAL SSD which self-encrypts in actual time whereas Microsoft Secured-core PC (opens in new tab) expertise makes the gadget much more safe.
Subsequent gen Toughbook 55
Help for Intel Iris Xe Graphics (opens in new tab) permits Toughbook 55 customers to spice up graphics capabilities however they’ll additionally configure the gadget on the transfer as Panasonic has retained the gadget’s modular method.
A smartcard reader, further storage or a DVD or Blu-Ray drive could be added with a easy swap, match and click on into the Toughbook Common Bay whereas a entrance enlargement space can be utilized to rapidly combine a fingerprint reader, HF-RFID or common smartcard reader in addition to a second battery. Fortunately, all the peripherals used with the primary era Toughbook 55 stay appropriate with Panasonic’s upgraded gadget.
The Toughbook 55 weighs 2.08kg and the gadget has a thickness of 32.8mm whereas its deal with makes it simple to take with you within the subject. Moreover, it has an enhanced Ingress Safety Score (IP53) towards mud and water splash and is protected towards drops as much as 91cm. The Toughbook 55 may also comfortably function in temperatures starting from -29°C to +60°C*.
Senior product advertising and marketing supervisor at Panasonic Cellular Options Enterprise, Dirk Weigelt supplied additional perception on the brand new model of the Toughbook 55 in a press launch (opens in new tab), saying:
“The TOUGHBOOK 55 pocket book was a game-changer, taking cell computing to new ranges of flexibility, productiveness and sustainability and the up to date era will additional improve its popularity. Customers can customise their gadget on the transfer to go well with the wants of their job function on the time. Whereas patrons can spend money on the gadget figuring out that it has the flexibleness to adapt to the altering wants of the enterprise and the workforce over the long-term.”
The newest Toughbook 55 is offered in three choices: HD, Full-HD and Full HD with Touchscreen. Costs begin from €1,988 / £1,799 + VAT and the brand new gadget is now out there to buy by means of Panasonic’s licensed reseller companions.