Panasonic Claims to Introduce The World's Lightest 12.1" Laptop With DVD Drive

Panasonic introduced the Panasonic Toughbook S9, saying it's the world's lightest 12.1" laptop with an integrated DVD drive. Powered by the Intel Core i5-520M vPro processor, delivering up to 11 hours of battery life with a standard battery and weighing 3.0 pounds.

Despite its widescreen LED display, the Toughbook S9 successfully survives drops of 12" from any angle using the MIL-STD-810G drop procedure. The unique Panasonic spill-resistant keyboard design protects against liquid spills of up to 6 ounces (200 cc), and both the lid and base of the notebook are designed to withstand more than 220 lbs (100 kg) of pressure.

The Toughbook S9 offers a variety of embedded wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm.

Panasonic Toughbook S9: Select Features and Specifications

  • Genuine Windows 7 (with XP downgrade option)
  • Intel Core i5-520M vPro Processor (2.4 GHz)
  • Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz
  • 3MB Intel Smart Cache
  • 320GB shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive
  • 2GB RAM (DDR3), expandable to 6GB
  • 12.1" widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) LCD display with LED backlighting
  • Anti-glare screen treatment
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life with standard battery (MobileMark)
  • 3.0 lbs
  • DVD super multi-drive
  • HDMI and VGA video outputs
  • Business-rugged
  • 30" operating drop (to base only)
  • 26 sides 12" drop (non-operating)
  • 220 lb compression-resistant
  • Magnesium alloy case
  • Spill-resistant keyboard/touchpad (protects against 6 ounces spills)
  • Embedded Connectivity
  • Optional integrated WWAN / Gobi2000 mobile broadband (EV-DO and HSPA)
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (class 2)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional Integrated Security Features:
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 11.1" (H) x 8.3" (W) x 0.9-1.5" (D)

Pricing and Availability
The Panasonic Toughbook S9 is available in the United States at an estimated street price of $2,499 from authorized Panasonic resellers and distributors.

Published Date: Sep 29, 2010 05:09 pm | Updated Date: Sep 29, 2010 05:09 pm