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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


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August 5, 2014 |

Panasonic Updates Toughbook 53 Semi-rugged Laptop

With up to 15 hours of battery life, a 4th gen Intel Core i5 vPro processor, and other improvements, the Toughbook 53 is designed for mobile workers seeking durability and purpose-built features beyond those of a consumer-grade laptop.

Panasonic has introduced a new version of its Toughbook 53 semi-rugged laptop with several upgrades. Key improvements of the laptop include:

  • Advanced Operating System: †Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64-bit or Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro)
  • Latest Processor: 4th generation Intel Core i5-4310U vPro Processor, (3MB cache, 2.0 GHz up to 3.0 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)
  • Improved Battery Performance: Up to 15 hours of continuous use depending on usage conditions for the 500GB hard drive model †and up to 10 hours for 320GB hard drive model
  • Enhanced Connectivity: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Designed for the mobile worker in demanding environments, the Toughbook 53 also features a 14-inch sunlight-readable optional touchscreen, anti-reflective and anti-glare HD display, optional 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS, as well as a magnesium alloy case with handle, and spill-resistant keyboard.

The Toughbook 53 is available in two models. One model includes a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, optional touchscreen, and up to 15 hours of battery life depending on usage conditions. The other model features a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive and up to 10 hours of battery life.

“A growing number of workers spend a significant amount of time working from the road, and these professionals expect their technology to offer performance and connectivity while at the same time keeping up with the rigors of their jobs,” says Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With its under-the-hood improvements, this next-generation Toughbook 53 is ideal for today’s mobile workers who must stay productive in challenging conditions.”

For a full list of specifications, visit The Panasonic Toughbook 53 is available now from authorized Panasonic resellers starting around $1,399. It includes a standard three-year limited warranty.

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