Panasonic Drops the Toughbook CF-U1: World’s First Intel Atom-Based Rugged UMPC

When one thinks of the Panasonic brand, inevitably the Toughbook comes to mind and with good reason: The company has a long history of manufacturing ruggedized notebooks suitable for use in-office or out in the field. Today, Panasonic unveiled a new addition to the family, the Toughbook CF-U1, which is the world’s first durable UMPC to feature Intel’s battery-saving Atom processor. Designed for use in vertical markets (think military, law enforcement, government inspection), the 2.3-pound CF-U1 is designed for long work days. It utilizes a unique dual battery design that give users a lengthy 6 to 8 hours of juice (each battery contains 3-4 hours of power). Additionally, the batteries are hot-swappable, so you can pop in a fresh one without powering down the system. The 1.3-GHz Intel Atom powered system is also extremely rugged: It’s been tested to survive 4-foot drops on concrete and has a sealed, all-weather design that makes it resistant to rain, dust, and vibrations. The Toughbook CF-U1 will have starting price of $2,499 when it becomes available in August. Until then, make happy with the specs:

  • Windows Vista Business (with option to downgrade to XP)
  • 1.3-GHz Intel Atom processor
  • 16GB solid state drive (32GB is optional)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5.6-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel, sunlight-readable display
  • 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 2.3 pounds
  • 7.2 x 5.9 x 2.2 inches
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • SD Card reader
  • Headphone and mic jacks
  • Expansion bus port
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  1. gadget Up Says:

    Look tough, but weird

  2. Nick Says:

    Just a quick comment on the title “drops” sounds like they are stopping making it, not launching it!

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