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Hooch Tan
09-29-2010, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/28/panasonic-toughbook-s9-claims-to-be-the-worlds-lightest-12-1-in/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/28/...ghtest-12-1-in/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Panasonic's Toughbook line hasn't only been impressing in extreme durability lately, but also in extreme weight-loss. Joining the 3.2-pound Tougbook C1, is the newest 12.1-inch Toughbook S9, which weighs just three pounds. And yes, Panny's claiming it's the lightest 12-incher with an optical drive, and our quick research seems to prove that claim right."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1285727864.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>There was a time when the Panasonic Toughbooks were hefty behemoths that had considerable extra weight to make them last the abuse Toughbooks are famous to handling.&nbsp; The new Toughbooks do not look too different from more traditional laptops, but the specifications and price tell a different story.&nbsp; For those of you who want a notebook that can weather storms on a boat, or stand ready for you at a construction site, you might not have any other choice.&nbsp; To be honest though, I would likely end up buying two or three laptops and just keep the others as spares instead of going with one like this.&nbsp; What about you?</p>

09-29-2010, 09:23 PM
We use T5, T7 and T8 Toughbooks in my job (that I'm responsible for supporting). They're used by Home Care nurses in the field and they take a LOT of abuse. I'm actually quite impressed with how they hold up to nurses who throw them around, drop them and otherwise abuse them. But it's a good thing the ones we use have touchscreens which our nurses use extensively, because the keyboard on them sucks. I mean they are about the worst keyboards I've ever used on any laptop. I'd never buy one for personal use - EVER. But the nurses love them because of their durability and touchscreens.