Panasonic ToughBook S9: Tough Enough For The Marines, Cool Enough For Hipsters

Posted: Sep 28 2010, 11:11am CDT | by , in News | Notebooks and PCs


Panasonic ToughBook S9: Tough Enough For The Marines, Cool Enough For Hipsters
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$2500 to protect your laptop from soda-spills and being sat on.

Panasonic's ToughBooks tend to be kind of...well, fugly. And huge to boot. It seems you can't get an unbreakable laptop without sacrificing style and wrenching your back out of place hauling it around. That trend may be changing with the Toughbook S9, which weighs a mere 3 pounds and looks stylish enough to DJ with.

The S9 packs Windows 7 and a Core i5 2.4 GHz processor with Turbo Boost and a 3 MB Smart Cache. It has a 320 GB shock-mounted flex-connect HDD and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, expandable to 6 GB. The display is a 12.1" LCD with LED backlighting. There's an anti-glare screen treatment for sunny use.

The S9's battery has been rated for up to 11 hours by Mobile Mark. The optical drive is a DvD super-multi and this machine packs both HDMI and VGA-out. Integrated WWAN / Gobi2000 and EV-DO / HSPA are optional.

Now for durability. The S9 is rated for a 30" operating drop to the base and 26-side 12" foot non-operating drop. It is compression resistant to 220 lb and the case is a magnesium alloy. The keyboard is spill-resistant to up to 6 ounces. There's also an optional integrated fingerprint reader, for added information security.

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