Panasonic says its notebook computers are tough enough

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Panasonic, a provider of rugged computers, has introduced three business-rugged Panasonic Toughbook notebook computers: The ultraportable CF-W5, tablet alternative CF-T5, and the thin-and-light desktop replacement CF-Y5. Panasonic says the durable, lightweight Toughbooks are engineered and built for maximum reliability; the new series of notebooks include magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors and shock-mounted and removable hard drives.

Business-rugged Toughbooks are tested to withstand a one-foot drop, while the hard drives themselves are rated to survive a fall of 30 inches, according to the company. The W5, T5 and Y5 models also incorporate a “wireless-ready” design that allows users to purchase, or upgrade to, embedded access to next-generation data networks from all major wireless carriers.

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