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Panasonic Launches The Business Rugged Toughbook For Busy Mobile Executives

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The world's lightest 14 inch screen business rugged notebook on the market* comes with a 14 hour** battery life

Bracknell, UK, 30th September 2014

Panasonic today announced the business rugged notebook for busy mobile executives. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 is a large, 14" screen notebook with a 14 hour** battery life, beautifully packaged in the world's lightest design (1.26kg) available on the market* and still maintains all Toughbook's renowned ruggedness.

CF-LX3
CF-LX3

With its top of the range usability, mobility and business rugged design, the Toughbook CF-LX3 is ideal for mobile executives that need the equivalent of desktop PC power whilst working away from the office, travelling and presenting to customers. The Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64 bit device is ideal for business executives, consultants, sales forces and those in the Media and Financial sectors, where visual and data applications are critical.

Unrivalled Usability
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 offers unrivalled usability in its class. The large 14" screen is beautifully designed into a compact unit more often seen in notebooks with 13" displays. So with a 10% bigger screen than a 13.3" notebook and approximately 10% more compact size than a traditional 14" notebook, the device is perfect for working and presenting on the move.

The Toughbook CF-LX3's 19mm pitch keyboard has also been designed for ultimate ease of use with leaf designed keys to minimise mistyping and key visibility font markings for quick identification.

For executives moving from one location to another, the versatility to connect to any office peripheral is an important consideration. Despite its size, the Toughbook CF-LX3 comes with the complete range of interfaces for office needs, including a standard LAN connection, VGA and HDMI for data projecters, printers and displays, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports and a SD card slot. Wireless LAN a/b/g/n (up to 300 Mbit) and Bluetooth®  v4.0 are included for fast data transfer.

And being away from the office doesn't mean being away from business-critical data and applications as the device is equipped with Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64 bit (Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro), a powerful Intel® Core™ i5-4310U vPro™ Processor (3 MB cache, 2.0 GHz up to 3.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology) and Intel® HD 4400 graphics with DirectX 11 support capable of running the most demanding office applications when on the move. The device has 4GB RAM (8GB option) and 128GB SSD storage.

Mobility to match your work style
The Toughbook CF-LX3 offers an oustanding 14 hour battery life** to ensure the device can meet the needs of a busy day and with a fast 3 hour recharge time it needs less sleep than the busiest executive. For those needing devices to be running 24 hours a day for multiple shifts, the battery can be easily swapped by the user and a fresh battery inserted in moments.

Keeping in touch with customers or the office while on the move is easy with the Full HD web camera (max. 1920X1080 pixel) with two built-in microphones arrays designed for noise filtering and high quality communications.

Rugged yet lightweight
The Toughbook CF-LX3 draws on Panasonic's rugged engineering pedigree and ergonomic design capabilities to offer a business rugged, yet lightweight device. The Toughbook CF-LX3 uses a specially designed alloy magnesium wave ribbed design and is built to withstand drops from a desk (76cm***).

The Toughbook CF-LX3 is supported by an ecosystem of accessories which can in one click turn the notebook into a full desktop PC for use in the office. The USB 3.0 Dual Video Docking Station provides a universal expansion solution for Windows-based laptops through its single USB connection. Monitors, printers, network, keyboard and mouse are all instantly accessible through the Plug and Play capabilities of the universal docking station. An "Always On" USB port continuously provides power to any device attached even when the laptop isn't powered on enabling charging of devices such as smartphones or tablets.

Price and availability
The Toughbook CF-LX3 is available now, priced at £1,379 + VAT. For further information visit, www.toughbook.eu.

* Among 14" mobile  PC model , as of 30th September  2014
** Measured by MobileMark 2007,60 cd/m² , It varies depending on usage condition.
*** Tested at Panasonic Factory in operating mode and dropped on 2" plywood from the bottom-side.

Press contact:
Michael Bartley
+ 44 (0) 118 900 1133
michael@ambergroup.net

About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations’ efficiency and performance. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays, rugged mobile PCs and fire alarms solutions.  With around 400 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.

PSCEU is made up of four product categories:

  • Communication Solutions, including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices.
  • Visual System Solutions, including projectors and professional displays. Panasonic offers the widest range of Visual products, and leads the European projector market with 28 % revenue share. (Futuresource B2B market tracking, Q1/2014)
  • Professional Camera Solutions, including Broadcast & ProAV products, security, fire alarm systems and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
  • Computer Product Solutions helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European market leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 66.4% revenue share of sales of rugged and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 50.4% revenue share of sales of rugged business tablets in 2013 (VDC Research, March 2014).

About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.70 trillion yen (71.5 billion Euros) for the year ending March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at panasonic.net