Photo - Alex Chew, Country Manager for Malaysia, Toughbook Asia Pacific Group
The launch in Malaysia of the new Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 is part of the company's drive to meet the needs of an increasing mobile working population, it said.
Toughbook Asia Pacific Group's Malaysia country manager Alex Chew said the new Toughbook CF-LX3 's light-weight, shock-resistant body are just two of the features designed for the mobile worker population, which is expected to account for 37.2 percent of the total global workforce with the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) seeing the largest increase of such workers.
Chew said the new model represented the bringing together of the latest computing technologies for mobile professionals. "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."
"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," he said.
According to Chew, the new device is the world's lightest 14" business rugged notebook with up to 7 hours battery life, Windows 8.1 Pro, Intel Core i5 vPro processor, weighing just 1.2kg.
Photo - Toughbook CF-LX3 - The Demo
Windows 8 Pro
"We shared Panasonic Toughbook's vision of constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver innovations that help meet the needs of our users," said Intel Singapore and Malaysia country manager, Prakash Mallya. "Through the combined efforts of Intel and Panasonic Toughbook, we are confident that the Toughbook CF-LX3 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 Microsoft Malaysia general manager, enterprise partner group, Lucas Lu.
Panasonic's Chew added that the device measured 333mm x 225.6mm x 24.5mm with 4GB SGRAM and 250GB storage. "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."
Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.