Toughbook 52

  • Windows® 7 Professional
  • 15.4" ultra high-resolution 1920 x 1200 display
  • Discrete graphics
  • Semi-rugged

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Overview


The Ultimate in Power and Portability


The Panasonic Toughbook® 52 Windows® 7 notebook delivers the power of a desktop in a semi-rugged design that provides the flexibility to work anywhere. With a shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive, magnesium alloy casing, and spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad, it stands up to the bumps and bruises of a day on-the-go. The 15.4" high resolution widescreen and dedicated graphics makes the Toughbook 52 perfect for group presentations or videos. Offering increased security and remote management, powered by an 3rd gen Intel Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, the Toughbook 52 is the ultimate business tool.

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.

News & Reviews

Best's Review: Going Mobile

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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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Water and Wastes Digest: "Evaluating mobile computing solutions for water utilities"

From meter reading to mapping to customer service, mobile computers play a vital role in the water industry. Often, these computers must perform in less-than-ideal conditions. Thell Gillis, business development manager for the energy, utilities and communications industries at Panasonic Solutions Company, outlines the features mobile computing solutions must have in order to meet the needs of the water industry.

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PC Magazine: Editor's Choice Award for Best Product Performance October 2007

The Toughbook 52 is equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 or T7300 processor running at 1.8 and 2.0 GHz, respectively, and 1GB of RAM (upgradable to 4GB).Storage comes by of an 80GB or 120GB hard drive, and video is driven by an ATI X2300 M71-M or Intel GMA X3100 graphics chip. The system has a built-in DVD burner, four USB ports, a FireWire port, and ExpressCard and PC Card Slots. A SmartCard slot provides an added layer of security. The system comes with an 802.11a/b/g Wi-fi adapter and can be outfitted with Bluetooth 2.0 and Verizon Wireless mobile broadband (EV-DO) options to provide all the wireless connectivity you'll need.

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Specs

Toughbook 52 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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Accessories

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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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