Semi-rugged notebooks fill an important niche, and for buyers looking for lightweight, fully-featured semi-rugged notebooks, an option like the Toughbook 53 offers exceptional versatility and functionality for a great price.
While the Toughbook 53 has dozens of high-quality features, there are a few highlights that illustrate the power and dependability that it offers to its users. The 14-inch LED display performs in brilliant HD. It's also built with a bonnet-like design, which cuts down on the weight of the Toughbook 53 significantly. The bonnet design also improves the LCD screen's ability to withstand drops and pressure. Other weight-cutting features include a fixed optical drive and lightweight magnesium alloy. The Toughbook 53 is exceptionally light, yet strong enough to stand up to drops and spills without taking on serious damage. The total weight of the Toughbook 53 is only 7.5 pounds, which is remarkable considering the incredible durability of the device.
Durability features include a shock-mounted hard drive. Shockmounts reduce the chance of data loss by protecting the hard drive's delicate read/write heads in a drop or in environments with regular vibration. The hard drive is also protected by a heater unit--the Toughbook 53 is one of the few semi-rugged laptops available that can work well in the cold without an increased risk of hard drive damage. The protected hard drive of the Toughbook 53 is much less likely to fail in extreme conditions, reducing the operating and repair costs for field workers and the businesses that employ them.
Good connectivity is important with any semi-rugged notebook, and the Toughbook 53 absolutely delivers in this department. It comes with Wi-Fi Draft N, EVDO, HSDPA and Wide Area Wireless access. Field workers can upload data remotely by using the connectivity features of the Toughbook 53, allowing for more productivity and better data protection.
Several Intel Core processors are available for the Toughbook 53, so buyers can customize their computers to their own needs. It's an incredibly powerful lightweight laptop, even with the slowest equipped processor, capable of handling most field work applications with ease. The Toughbook 53 provides exceptional functionality, with a brilliantly-engineered design that promotes reliability and security along with ease of use that makes it instantly identifiable as a member of Panasonic's excellent Toughbook line. For a semi-rugged computer, there are few computers on the market that can equal the Toughbook 53's features.