Toughbook F9

  • Windows® 7 Professional
  • 14.1" high-resolution 1440 x 900 display
  • World's lightest 14" notebook only 3.6 pounds
  • Business-rugged

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Overview


Sleek, Rugged Mobility


Ready to move at the speed of business, the lightweight, 3.6-pound Windows® 7 Toughbook® F9 is the world's lightest 14" laptop. It offers a large 14.1" widescreen WXGA+ display, DVD drive, handle, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and optional Gobi™ mobile broadband. It features a circular scrolling touchpad for effortless scrolling through long documents and an integrated handle for easier portability. The durable Toughbook F9 also comes standard with a shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive, spill-resistant keyboard, and Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, for added security and remote management.


Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, Intel vPro, Core Inside and vPro Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Features

News & Reviews

Best's Review: Going Mobile

Tom OConnor discusses the importance of total ownership cost, return on investment, ruggedness, and warranties in the market of corporate computer purchasing. Mobility and productivity have become inexorably connected.

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Operative Media Inc. Equips Management Team with Business-Rugged Toughbook F8 While On the Road

Operative has not experienced a single hardware failure since deploying the Toughbook F8s. This reliability has reduced IT support expense, allowing Operative IT managers to focus on other strategic projects and investments.

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Toughbook Computers Allow Entech Engineering to Stay Connected at the Jobsite

In 2002, Entech began looking for a versatile, rugged laptop that could be used in the office for planning and CAD drawing applications and at the jobsite to document changes in construction. The device needed to be powerful enough to run graphic-intensive design software and durable enough to withstand the rigors of a construction site and the challenges of a busy travel schedule. Entech engaged DataSource Mobility, a Tennessee-based technology reseller specializing in providing solutions to the AEC market, who introduced them to Panasonic Toughbook® durable notebooks. Entech selected Panasonic's business-rugged line for its light weight, portability, durability and dust resistance.

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Integrated Solutions: "Navigate Mobile Technology Investments For A Competitive Edge"

According to a recent IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast, nearly 75% of the U.S. workforce will perform at least part of their jobs outside the traditional office space by the end of 2011. Rance M. Poehler, president of Panasonic Solutions Company, outlines the necessary factors to consider when selecting the best mobile computing solution to meet the needs of a growing mobile workforce, while also minimizing hidden costs.

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Drop It, Drench It, Stamp On It

The Toughbook F9 delivers the enhanced reliability and durability of a semi-rugged or business-rugged machine that complies with the least onerous military spec, wrapped up in an ultra-lightweight magnesium alloy case with a foldaway carrying handle.

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Toughbook Central

Panasonic's Toughbook mobile PCs have earned a reputation for ruggedness from government users in all sorts of fields: law enforcement, the military and first responders. So when the GCN Lab staff was invited on a weeklong press tour of Panasonic’s Toughbook factory in Japan, we jumped at the chance to see how the legendary workhorses of the laptop world are made.

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Panasonic Works With Sierra Wireless To Offer Qualcomm's Gobi2000™ Technology On Toughbook® Mobile Computers

Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers, announced it would deploy Gobi2000™ technology across its line of rugged mobile computers. Toughbook mobile computers featuring the upgraded multi-mode Gobi2000 solution can take advantage of increased global connectivity options, faster data-transfer rates and integrated GPS.

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Panasonic Introduces Toughbook F9 Business-Rugged Laptop

The thin-and-light Toughbook F9 business-rugged laptop weighs in at a mere 3.6 pounds, making it the industry's lightest 14" class laptop. It features an Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 320GB HDD, high resolution (1440 x 900) widescreen display, optional Qualcomm Gobi2000™ mobile broadband and an integrated handle.

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Specs

Toughbook F9 Spec Sheet

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Certifications

ENERGY STAR Qualification

ENERGY STAR Qualification

ENERGY STAR, a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, offers voluntary qualification for products that are energy efficient. The ENERGY STAR program sets high standards designed to save energy, save money and help protect the environment for future generations. Panasonic is one of nearly 20,000 organizations that have become ENERGY STAR partners, all working to promote, sell, or improve products, homes, and buildings that use less energy and qualify for the ENERGY STAR. Panasonic's commitment to ENERGY STAR initiatives and other environmental programs have resulted in all Toughbook® computers earning the ENERGY STAR.

ENERGY STAR for computers raises the efficiency bar dramatically. ENERGY STAR establishes efficiency requirements for all modes of a product's operation, which ensures energy savings when a product is active and running basic applications, as well as in low power modes. Qualifying products must also include an internal power supply that is at least 80 percent efficient. Only the most energy-efficient products, including all Toughbook computers have qualified for the new specification. If all computers sold in the US meet ENERGY STAR requirements, the savings in energy costs will grow to more than $1.5 billion each year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 2 million vehicles.

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EPEAT Certification

EPEAT Certification

EPEAT is an easy-to-use, online tool to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select products based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and consistent set of performance criteria for the design of products, and provides an opportunity for manufacturers to secure market recognition for their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its products.

EPEAT evaluates electronic products according to three tiers of environmental performance — Bronze, Silver and Gold. There are 51 total environmental criteria: 23 required criteria and 28 optional criteria. A Bronze-rated product meets all 23 required criteria. A Silver-rated product meets all 23 required criteria plus at least 50% of the optional criteria. A Gold-rated product meets all 23 required criteria and at least 75% of the optional criteria. All Toughbook computer models are EPEAT gold certified, ensuring the highest level of environmental performance.

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ISO Certification

ISO Certification

Since 1996, all Panasonic manufacturing plants worldwide—including the factory in Kobe, Japan—have achieved ISO 14001 registration and implemented the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. The Kobe factory has also been certified for ISO 9001, an international standard for quality management systems that enhance product quality assurance and customer satisfaction.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international federation promoting the development of international manufacturing, trade, and communication standards. ISO 14000, a series of standards, provides the framework for managing the environmental impacts of an organization.

The ISO 14001 international standard established a systematic approach that organizations can use to minimize or prevent environmental impacts and risks. This approach, known as an Environmental Management System or EMS, requires the organization to establish an environmental control policy, educate employees about procedures and continually monitor environmental performance.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS Compliance

For manufacturers of electronic equipment, the main impact of RoHS is that only lead-free products can be sold in Europe. Panasonic has therefore shifted to lead-free solder. By selling RoHS-compliant products in all countries, not just Europe, Panasonic helps eliminate hazardous electronic waste materials from landfills and waste dumps around the world.


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Section 508 Standards

Section 508 Standards

Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. Electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies must meet Section 508's requirements for accessibility.

Toughbook® mobile computers have long been designed and manufactured with access-friendly features, such as touchscreens and the ability to be mounted on wheelchairs. In addition, Panasonic works closely with Microsoft to ensure that Toughbook computers can take full advantage of the accessibility features built into Windows®. Panasonic continually endeavors to make all its products more accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. In fact, Panasonic worked with ITIC (Information Technology Industry Council) in developing the Section 508 "Buy Accessible" template, and also actively participates in the GSA (General Services Administration) sponsored Accessibility Forum.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless delivers high-speed wireless access in 259 major metro areas, covering more than 280 million people. Panasonic Toughbook computers connect to the Verizon Wireless network without the need of a PC card or Wi-Fi hotspot.

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AT&T

AT&T

A United States wireless leader, AT&T has more than 72.9 million subscribers and offers the best coverage of any carrier worldwide1. Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers are designed with embedded wireless technology allowing instant access to AT&T's extensive high-speed network without the need for an external card, additional antenna or other accessories.

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Sprint

Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless connectivity services reaching over 249 million individuals, businesses and government users. Select Toughbook mobile computer models connect seamlessly with Sprint's extensive network, delivering high-speed wireless access in over 18,477 cities and 1,818 airports.


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Accessories

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CF-WMBA904G Panasonic 4GB DDR3 Memory Card
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CF-VEBF81W Panasonic Desktop Port Replicator USB (4), VGA, DisplayPort, RJ-45, AC jack, cable lock slots (2), dock release
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CF-WMBA902GF 2GB DDR3 Memory Card
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TBCCOMUNV-P ToughMate ComUniversal Carrying Case
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TBCBRTL-P InfoCase Business-rugged Top-loading Case
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TBCRLR-P ToughMate ComUniversal Roller
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TBCBPK-P ToughMate Backpack
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CF-VEBU08U Panasonic Mini-dock Box
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CF-AA6503A2M AC Adapter (3-prong)
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CF-VZSU56U Panasonic Lithium Ion Battery Pack
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CF-LNDBRK120 LIND Car Adapter 120W Mounting Bracket
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CF-LNDDC120 LIND Car Adapter 120W
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CF-LNDLPT LIND low-profile shut-down timer
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CF-LNDACDC90 LIND Car/AC Adapter 90W (with USB port)
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CF-LNDDC80 LIND Car Adapter 80W
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TTDPHDMI DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter
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Certified

A Toughbook Certified product is exclusively designed and customized for a specific Panasonic Toughbook® computer. For a product to be classified as Toughbook Certified, it must pass rigorous testing set by Panasonic to ensure it meets the demanding performance standards inherent in the Toughbook brand. Each product receives a level of testing equivalent to its corresponding Toughbook computer, which includes safety and regulatory certifications.

Products that are not Panasonic or Toughbook Certified, are Toughbook Compatible. A Toughbook Compatible product has been tested by Panasonic to meet minimum functionality requirements.

 
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