Panasonic today announced the third generation of its Toughbook 55 Mk3, a rugged PC designed for professional users.
The Toughbook 55 Mk3 launches with the 13th generation of Intel processors, where the user has available models between the configuration with the Core i5-1345U processor, which includes 2P+8E cores and has a speed of 4.7GHz, or the Core i7 -1370P. processor that includes 6P+8E cores and reaches a speed of 5.2GHz.
The laptop can support two DIMMs to upgrade from 16 to 64 GB RAM in DDR4-3200MHz memory. It also supports storage capacity in OPAL NVMe SSD between 512 GB to 2 TB, and there is a choice of additional capacity in the SSD.
The device also includes a 14-inch IPS screen, with a screen resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, or another option with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and the screen reaches a brightness of 1000 nits, with a characteristic design with opaque. a coating layer that is resistant to flashes.
The Toughbook 55 Mk3 also has a sound system that includes a 92dB “Waves MaxxAudio” speaker, with two array microphones, and the device supports noise isolation with artificial intelligence technology, because it can capture the user’s voice effectively and accurately even in a noisy environment.
Panasonic presented the device with the “semi-strong” mark, because it supports resistance to accidental drops at level 3 of the MIL-STD-810H standards, with resistance to shock, vibration and low temperatures, and it also supports IP53 standards. for resistance to water and dust.
The main SSD memory also comes with a dedicated heating device that supports the user to operate the Toughbook 55 Mk3 efficiently in cold weather.
The outer body of the device is designed from magnesium alloy, and the keyboard is resistant to water drops. The device comes with a frame to raise the screen for protection, with the ability to replace the screen protector.
Among the features provided by Panasonic in this version are the ports that come with advanced standards, as it includes a Thunderbolt 4 port with a data transfer speed of up to 40 Gbps and supports Display Port and Power Delivery. The device also supports Wi-Fi . 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.
The device also includes three slots distributed between the back, right and left of the device, which support professional users to add different models of LAN and serial, fingerprint scanner, barcode scanner, optical disk or additional SSD memory. can also add a battery to improve Charging life is 10 to 20 hours.
The device also includes a gigabit Ethernet port, and supports two SIM cards with a 4G modem chip with support for FirstNet and CBRS compatibility with 48 networks, a GPS system, and a camera. The model with the i7 chip is now available in Nord- America. markets, while the model that includes the i5 chip is available. In 2024.