The Japanese electronics brand Panasonic has expanded its portfolio of rugged notebooks with the launch of Toughbook CF-SV8 in India. The device is said to be designed to function across extreme conditions thereby, ensuring efficiency and improved productivity for professionals. Not only being sturdy the notebook is light in weight powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8365U vPro processor. The laptop offers 10.5 – 15.5 hours of battery life on a single charge and comes pre-installed with the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Vijay Wadhawan, Group Chief, System Solutions Business, Panasonic India said, “At Panasonic, we believe in offering advanced, tech-enabled solutions that work seamlessly across all conditions. 24 years ago, we had invented rugged technology and World’s 1st rugged laptop. Ever since, we have been witnessing a demand for the category, globally. Today, we are proud to be the market leader in the rugged notebooks and rugged tablets category and currently have 60 percent market share in India. Our Toughbooks have been designed to withstand harsh conditions where normal laptops fail to deliver and come in handy, especially for sectors such as Automobile, Pharmaceutical, logistics, Police Defence, Power and Utility. We very well understand the diverse applications of rugged notebooks and will continue to offer best-in-class technology to enhance mobile productivity.”
Toughbook CF-SV8 notebook pricing and availability
Panasonic has launched the Toughbook CF-SV8 notebook in India with a starting price of Rs 1,50,000 including taxes. The device is now available for purchase via the direct sales channel of Panasonic.
Toughbook CF-SV8 notebook specifications and features
Panasonic Toughbook CF-SV8 notebook features 12.1-inches Full HD display with 1920×1200 pixel of resolution.
On the hardware front, Toughbook CF-SV8 notebook comes with an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8365U vPro processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 paired with 8GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for internal storage. With these configurations and pre-installed Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit operating system, the notebook can perform a variety of heavy computing tasks. The high sound stereo speakers provide an unobtrusive sound experience even during web conferencing.
For connectivity, the laptop includes a standard LAN port, VGA, and HDMI for data projectors, printers, and displays. It also boards SD card slot, three USB 3.0, one USB 3.1 Type-C port that is compatible with Thunderbolt 3*4 and USB Power Delivery provides a seamless high-speed data transfer. In addition to this, there is Intel Wireless-AC 9560 LAN and Bluetooth v5.0 are included for faster data transfer.
The Panasonic notebook also facilitates face log in through Full HD 2 MP facial recognition web-camera, therefore, preventing others from using the computer. Whereas the BIOS password prevents unauthorized use before the system boots, and an encryption key – TPM (security chip) – ensures that data stored on the notebook cannot be accessed if stolen.
The rugged notebook is provided with a 5900mAh/7.2V Li-ion battery that can last up to 10.5 – 15.5 hours. However, the device is just 919 grams, it can survive drops up to 2.5 feet and can withstand 100kg force pressure. The notebook can be used in extreme weather conditions and offers a 4-year warranty with 1-year battery warranty service.
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