Panasonic Toughbook S9 is 3-Pound Powerhouse with 11 Hours of Juice
Meet the world’s lightest 12-inch notebook with a built-in DVD drive. But that’s not the only reason the Toughbook S9 is compelling. This 3-pound ultraportable packs in a Core i5 processor and up to 11 hours of battery life. That’s a lot of endurance for such a powerful CPU.
As you might expect, the Toughbook can also take a beating. The machine has a Mil Spec 810G rating, which means its magnesium chassis can withstand drops of up to 30 inches while operating and 12 inches from any angle. The spill-resistant keyboard can take up to 6 ounces of liquid, and the lid and base can withstand more than 220 pounds of pressure.
Panasonic says the estimated street price is $2,499. Yeah, the price is steep, but the company says the Touchbook line’s sub-5 percent failure rates justify the premium.
Security features include Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v. 1.2, Computrace theft protection, a Kensington lock slot, and an optional fingerprint reader. The notebook comes with a three-year limited warranty.