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The Panasonic Toughbook F9 is an ultra-light and ultra-thin 14.4” notebook featuring a business-rugged design.

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covered by Panasonic's standard 3-year Toughbook warranty

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built in carrying handle - not that it is needed any longer!

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3.6 pounds - a momentous improvement over the back breaking weight of most Toughbooks

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highly ruggedized

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the latest technology - Core i5 processor, DDR3 memory, optional 3G or WIMAX mobile broadband, 1440 x 900px resolution on a 14.1" display

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~7-hours of battery life

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slick external aesthetic - like most 'briefcase' Toughbooks but sleeker and much slimmer

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not a whole lot of tech for the money - you're paying for the rugged design

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annoying ring style trackpad - circular design cuts back on usable space

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no SSD - while ruggedized the standard mechanical drive cannot compete with solid state storage in terms of robustness or speed

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extremely expensive - like most Toughbook designs

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probably not as rugged as bulkier, heavier Toughbook options

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The Panasonic Toughbook F9 is an ultra-light and ultra-thin 14.4” notebook featuring a business-rugged design (can survive drops of 30”), a spill-resistant keyboard, and high-quality interior components. Unlike its bulky Toughbook peers, the F9 fits the definition of mobile in that it weighs only 3.6 pounds. Included is a 2.4GHz Core i5-520M vPro processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM (6GB max), a 320GB HDD, and a DVD drive. As for connectivity, it’s outfitted with integrated Draft n Wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth, but it also completely ready for an optional WiMAX (4G) or Gobi2000 (3G) mobile broadband module. Also optional is a fingerprint reader and SmartCard reader.

  • Ultra-Light/Thin Rugged Notebook
  • Magnesium Alloy Case
  • 30” Operating Drop
  • Spill-Resistant Keyboard
  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • DDR3 RAM
  • DVD Multi-Drive
  • WXGA+ Widescreen Display w/LED Backlighting
  • Draft N Wireless Connectivity
  • Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity
  • Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
  • Optional Mobile Broadband (3G/4G)
  • Optional Fingerprint Reader
  • Optional SmartCard Reader
  • Password Security
  • Cable Lock Slot
  • OS: Genuine Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-520M vPro (2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB SDRAM (DDR3); 6GB Max
  • HDD: 320GB SATA
  • Optical: DVD Super Multi
  • Display: 14.4" WXGA+
  • Graphics: Intel QM57 Video Controller
  • Audio: Integrated Intel HD / Speakers
  • Expansion: PC Card Type II, SD Card
  • Interface: VGA, USB, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 56k Modem, Headphone, Mic
  • Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth; Mobile Broadband Optional
  • Power: Lithium ion (5400mAh)
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