First Look: Panasonic's New Toughbook 40 Laptop With Windows 11 Is So Durable That Your Floor Is Afraid Of It

First Look: Panasonic’s New Toughbook 40 Laptop With Windows 11 Is So Durable That Your Floor Is Afraid Of It

  • Panasonic Connect just announced its latest version of the Toughbook, the Toughbook 40.
  • The new laptop is fully rugged, meeting MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461H, C1D2 and IP66 ratings.
  • Windows 11 PC targets law enforcement, federal agencies, and utility companies.
  • The Toughbook 40 goes on sale this spring, with a starting price of $4899.

Panasonic, now known as Panasonic Connect, is no stranger to making the world’s most rugged laptops. In fact, we’ve already reviewed the semi-durable Toughbook G2, Toughbook 33, and Toughbook 55. But what the company was missing in its lineup was a rugged, modern Windows 11 PC that also embraced its new xPAK modular strategy.

Today, Panasonic is fixing that gap in its lineup with the new Toughbook 40. It’s a massive 7.4 lb (3.37 kg) 14-inch Windows 11 PC and is probably the most durable laptop on the planet. Aimed for military use, federal agencies, law enforcement, fire/rescue, and utility companies, the Toughbook 40 can withstand multiple 6-foot drops and meet stringent MIL-STD-810H, MIL-STD-461H, C1D2 and IP66 ratings.

The operating system Windows 11 Pro
Healer Intel Core i5-1145G7 vPro processor
Intel Core i7-1185G7 vPro
RAM User upgradeable up to 64 GB (2 DIMMs)
DDR4 – 3200MHz
Graphics Intel Iris Xe or UHD
Dedicated AMD graphics processor (optional)
storage Core: 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB OPAL NVMe Quick Release with Heater
Optional second: 512GB or 1TB Quick Release, Opal, SATA
Show 14 inch HD (1920 x 1080) capacitive touch screen
1 to 1200 lumens with anti-reflective treatment
ports 1x Thunderbolt 4, 2x Type-A, microSD, HDMI 4K, Ethernet, audio in/out
Optional/Additional: 2x Type-A, HDMI, VGA, RJ-45, D-sub 9-pin (True) Series
My voice tetra microphone
Dual 95dB speakers face up
wireless Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Optional: 4G (LTE, LTE-A), 5G (Sub6, C-band, mmWave)
GPS and DBRS Band 48 are capable
camera 5 Megapixel Full HD with IR and privacy shutter
protection Windows Hello
Secure mainframe, TPM v2.0, NIST BIOS compliant
Stability Technology by Absolute, Secure Wipe, Kensington
battery 18 hours (36 watts; optional second battery)
10.8V, 6500mAh
Dimensions 11.9″ (L) x 13.9″ (W) x 2.1″ (H)
Weight 7.4 lbs (3.36 kg)
Availability Spring 2022
price Starting at $4,899

2022-05-24 13:30:39

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