Kuala Lumpur (18 February 2014) – Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today launched the world’s lightest* 14’’ business rugged notebook, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3, targeted at mobile business professionals.
With up to 7 hours of battery life**, Windows 8.1 Pro, Intel® Core ™ i5 vPro ™ processor, and weighing just 1.2kg, the Toughbook CF-LX3 combines premium performance with a light, durable, and ultra-sleek design.
Mobility, Functionality, Portability
By 2015, the world’s mobile worker population is expected to represent up to 37.2% of the total workforce with Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) seeing the largest increase in the total of mobile workers. Bringing together the latest computing technologies in a light-weight, shock- resistant body, the Toughbook CF-LX3 provides the optimal combination of functionality with portability.
“Panasonic Toughbook continues to push the boundaries of what a laptop can and cannot do as we strive to develop the best products to meet our customer’s business needs,” said Alex Chew, Country Manager for Malaysia, Toughbook Asia Pacific Group. “The Toughbook CF-LX3 is designed to be the ultimate companion for the mobile executive, bringing together enterprise-level technologies, lightweight features, and an extremely long battery life to deliver real business results.”
“We shared Panasonic Toughbook’s vision of constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver innovations that help meet the needs of our users,” said Prakash Mallya, Country Manager, Intel Singapore and Malaysia. Through the combined efforts of Intel and Panasonic Toughbook, we are confident that the Toughbook CF-LX3 based on Intel® vPro™ technology delivers one of the best Windows 8 experiences available on business notebooks today.”
“Windows 8 delivers the experiences people love and the enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments demand. It gives people a beautiful, fast and fluid experience with the mobility and familiarity they need to effortlessly move between what they want to do and what they need to do – delivering business productivity, while helping IT to manage and secure new devices using their existing infrastructure and tools. We are thrilled that the Panasonic Toughbook brings this to life in such a strong way,” said Lucas Lu, General Manager of Microsoft Malaysia’s Enterprise Partner Group.
Business Benefits for the Mobile Workforce
The Toughbook CF-LX3 was designed with the purpose of improving productivity and efficiency in a host of highly mobile professional environments such as insurance, sales, and frequent flyers, where the probability of accidental knocks and drops are high.
The Toughbook CF-LX3 has been drop-tested in operation mode from a height of up to 76cm, and able to withstand up to 100kgf of pressure, delivering better and longer life cycle management resulting in a lower total cost of ownership and increased return on investments through time and resource savings.
Everyday Mobile Computing
Featuring the new 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, the Toughbook CF-LX3 that has the power to deal with today’s data-intensive modern applications. The high performing, low power consuming processor provides the Toughbook CF-LX3 up to 7 hours** of battery life with hot swappable function for all day mobile computing. Coupled with best-in-class storage options (4GB SGRAM and 250GB storage), the Toughbook CF-LX3 is the perfect solution for everyday mobile business computing where speed, battery life, and business capabilities are essential.
“With nearly 20 years of experience in the rugged mobile computing space, we believe the Toughbook CF-LX3 is the product of our commitment to developing innovative devices capable of delivering consistent outstanding performance for our business users,” said Alex Chew.
Toughbook™ CF-LX3: Key Features
- Processor: New 4th generation Intel® Core ™ i5 vPro ™ processor
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Windows 7 Professional downgrade option available
- Screen: 14’’ HD+, 1600 x 900
- Storage: 250GB
- WLAN: 802.11abgn
- Japanese Keyboard: Optional
- Weight: 1.2kg (3 cell battery)
- Battery Life: Approx. 7 hours (3 cell battery)
- Dimensions: 333mm x 225.6mm x 24.5mm
- Drop Resistant: Up to 76cm
The Toughbook CF-LX3 also has three USB ports (USB 2.0 x 1; USB 3.0 x 2) for fast transfer speeds, a HDMI port for easy high-definition output, a 1080p webcam and built-in microphone, WLAN A/B/G/N and Bluetooth 4.0.
Pricing and Availability
The Toughbook CF-LX3 will be available in Malaysia immediately with price starting from RM6,960 (3 cell battery without Optical Drive). All Toughbook ™ notebooks can be purchased through authorized Panasonic resellers. For further information, please visit www.panasonictoughbook.asia.
All products in the Toughbook ™ family come standard with the industry’s most comprehensive 3-year warranty.
* World’s lightest business rugged 14-inch tablet as of August 28, 2013
** Using the 3 cell battery