Panasonic releases Toughbook S10

Updated Aug 17, 2011

S10mk2 Open RightPanasonic Solutions Company announced the release of Panasonic Toughbook S10. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M vPro processor, the Toughbook S10 delivers up to 12.5 hours of standard battery life and weighs 3.0 pounds.

The company says the lightweight device is ideal for road warriors and other highly mobile workers.

“The vast majority of business notebooks lack the durability to survive a hectic travel schedule; however, the Toughbook S10 is designed to address the needs of business professionals with the integration of security and remote management capabilities, protection against drops and spills, and exceptional performance and battery life,” said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic Solutions Company.

To withstand a highly mobile work environment, the Toughbook S10 has a magnesium alloy case and shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive. The device can handle up to a 30” drop to the base of the unit while operating. The Toughbook S10 also features a spill-resistant keyboard that can protect against spills up to six ounces.

The Toughbook S10 offers a variety of embedded wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional Gobi2000 3G mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm, allowing workers to stay connected virtually all of the time.

Other features and specifications include:
• Genuine Windows 7 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)
• 12.1” widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display with LED backlighting
• Anti-glare screen treatment
• DVD drive
• HDMI and VGA video outputs
• Integrated Security Features
• 11.1” (H) x 8.3” (W) x 0.9-1.5” (D)

In the United States, the Toughbook S10 is expected to be available in September 2011 from authorized Panasonic resellers starting at an estimated street price of $2,449. It is backed with a three-year limited warranty, parts and labor.