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Panasonic® revamped Toughbook CF-31 and Toughbook CF-53

Lately Panasonic revamped and updated a couple of its rugged notebooks, including Toughbook CF-31 and CF-53.

Amongst the two, Toughbook CF-31 now delivers extra battery hours, enhanced computing power, and an array of improved management functionality as well as connectivity. While on the other hand, Toughbook CF-53 has been updated with the state-of-the-art third-generation Intel Core for ultimate graphic and CPU performance, and one hour of extended battery life.

Let’s have a look at the latest technology and feature updates in detail:

Toughbook CF-53

Ideal for mobile workers, Toughbook CF-53 offers desktop-like-performance. Its latest features include:

  • Intel Core i5-3320M vPro processor with Intel HD 4000 graphics
  • Better low-voltage DDR3L RAM
  • Hard drive capacity of 500 GB with 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB SSD options available
  • 11 hours of battery life
  • Dedicated GPS and RFID options for advanced mapping services and advanced security via contactless smartcards and pin.

 Toughbook CF-31

It is basically designed for field-based professionals, who require advanced access or performance for managing applications. Its prime updates are:

  • Intel Core i5-3360M vPro processor with AMD Radeon HD 7750M switchable graphics
  • Voltage DDR3L RAM module for longer battery life
  • Hard Disk Drive capacity of 500 GB with 128 GB or 256 GB SSD options available
  • 14.5 hours of battery life

 Common updates

Apart from this, both the Toughbooks now come equipped with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready technology.

If you want to be more productive while on the go, grab the updated Toughbook according to your needs and usage. Both the up-to-date models are now available in the market.

Travelmate TM8172 a Competent Advantage

Acer was formed in 1976. Since then it has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. Acer’s Multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer’s product range includes PC notebooks and Desktops, servers and storage systems, monitors, peripheral devices, digital devices, LCD TVs and e-business solutions for business, government, education and home users.

Acer is expected to launch a new line of 11.6 inch Acer Aspire 1830 laptops in the next few months, namely the Acer TimelineX series light laptops – Acer Aspire 1830Z-U514G50n and Aspire 1830T-33U3G32n. Both of these laptops are expected to sell for approximately 599 Euros in France.

Specifications of Acer Aspire 1830Z-U514G50n:-

1.2GHz Intel Pentium dual-core processor U5400; Intel HD integrated graphics core, with two 2GB DDR3 memory; 500GB SATA drives; .6 inches 1366X768 pixel; resolution LED backlit screen; Windows 7 Home Premium Edition System; WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, with 3 USB 2.0; Audio jack, VGA, RJ45 , HDMI, three in one card reader and other interface; built-in 1.3 million pixel camera; and a 6-5800mAh battery, including battery weighing about 1.4 kg.

Specifications of Acer Aspire 1830T-33U3G32n :-

Intel 1.2GHz Core i3 330UM dual-core processor; 3GB (2GB +1 GB) DDR3 memory and 320GB hard drive; 11.6 inches 1366X768 pixels resolution rate of LED backlit screen; the same weight as Aspire 1830Z, and with the same core with 6 5800mAh battery; and Windows 7 Home Premium system.

If you do not want to wait for these two models until they are launched, then Acer TravelMate TM8171 is sure to meet your expectations. Since the launch dates are still unknown, people who do not want to wait for Acer TimelineX series laptops have a great option in Acer TravelMate TM8171. The Acer TravelMate TM8171 is an 11.6 inch notebook.

The specifications of Acer TravelMate TM8171 are:-

It has an HD display of 1366 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Core i3-330UM low voltage processor. It has 2G of RAM. With a 250 GB hard drive, it comes with a Windows 7 Professional.

An option at par with the Acer TimelineX series laptops :-

Looking at the specifications of the Acer TravelMate TM8171 it is obvious that it is quite comparable with the specifications of the Acer TimelineX series laptops. It can give Acer TimelineX series laptops a run for there money. So for those of you, who cannot wait for the Acer TimelineX series laptops to launch, SuperBiiz is offering the Acer TravelMate TM8171 for as little as $579. An icing on the cake is, for those who want to buy, you can use the coupon code PAPA30. Considering the price of Acer TravelMate TM8171 that SuperBiiz is offering and the coupon code, this product is definitely the best buy for people who cannot wait for Acer TimelineX series laptops.

How to Change a USB Card on Toughbook

There is actually a long list of reasons when it comes to having to change the whole assembly of your USB card or the USB port of your Panasonic Toughbook. One can start to malfunction when it is used repeatedly, or if the card becomes outdated.

Most of the devices today that are generally powered by USBs make use of the new and latest USB 2.0 technology. Upgrading your USB card will require you to totally take your laptop apart, in order to gain further access with regards to the USB card that can be found inside. In order to change the USB card of your tough book,

please follow these steps:-

1. The first thing you need to do is to power off the laptop. Afterwards, you must terminate the connection of the power cable to the laptop. In fact, you have to disconnect all of the other hardware devices that are connected to the laptop. You also have to close the screen until the latch clicks shut and place your laptop with its face down, so that you can visualize its base.

2. When you are already facing the laptop’s base, put a little pressure upon what is referred to as a retaining tab. This secures the battery within the compartment. Once loose, you need to lift up the battery from the compartment and then place it aside.

3. You will soon find two screws within the compartment. These Phillips-head screws are responsible for making sure that the keyboard is secure to the casing of the laptop.

4. Turn your laptop facing up. Afterwards, you need to make sure that your LCD display monitor is open to as far as the laptop’s make up can muster. You will know when it is time to stop if you can easily locate a couple of Phillips-head screws on the laptop’s side, just below the hinges of the screen. You need to use a specific screwdriver for removing the screws that can be found on the upper left and right corners.

5. Turn the laptop keyboard face down just over the palm rest. You can easily see the remaining tabs, and you have to make use of a little flathead screwdriver for pushing these particular tabs. These tabs are connected to the motherboard. Since it is connected to the main frame of your laptop, you need to be extremely careful that you do not cause any breaking damage to the ribbon connector.

6. Carefully disconnect the cable for the ribbon from the computer’s motherboard. You also have to take off the keyboard for a short while.

7. Afterwards, you need to lift what is termed as heat sink very gently out of the casing of the laptop. A heat sink is the laptop’s metal plate, which is usually installed toward the middle of your laptop’s motherboard. In short, it acts as the protector of the CPU, or central processing unit. You need to remove it and then set it aside for a while.

8. Once again, you need to close the screen and then put the laptop facing down. You need to take out all of the Phillip-head screws that you can find from the base of the laptop. After you have removed every single Phillips-head screw, face your laptop up again, and open the LCD screen.

9. There are three more Phillips-head screws that you can easily find at the bottom left part of the upper casing of your Toughbook. You also have to work your way with these screws as you try to remove them.

10. To disconnect the connector of the USB card from the computer’s motherboard, you have to slide the card so that it is placed outside of its compartment, and install the new one.

These are the simple steps to change USB card of you Toughbook. Because of the aforementioned guidelines, you can now change your USB card without any hurdles.

Dell’s New Rugged Mobility Technology for Florida Highway Patrol

When the Police forces are on the move, it is important for them to have access to vehicle information database to fight crime. Dell’s rugged and reliable mobility technology has made this possible!

Now, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has been equipped with Dell Latitude E6400 XFR rugged laptops and docking units. This is a great step in the law enforcement technology. With the help of Dell Latitude E6400 XFR, the Florida Highway Patrol officers will not only be able to have access to criminal and vehicle databases, but they will also have a GPS connection and Broadband. This will be helpful not only to provide access to the criminal database, but also in the safety of the officers. During patrolling, the system will be able to provide the location of the officer which will enable the dispatchers to locate the officer in case of emergency assistance.

The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR has been placed in more than 1700 vehicles of Florida Highway Patrol. The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR has set a new standard with this new rugged and reliable technology. This machine can be used in extreme conditions and is ideal for field technicians, military, police, gas and oil exploration etc.

It features Dell’s special Ballistic Armor Protection System featuring PR-481. This involves the usage of a mighty substance used for applications such as aircraft and military equipment and also medical devices. It has twice the impact strength of Magnesium alloy, which makes it right for the demanding environment of the Florida Highway Patrol. It is so rugged that its drop specification is a quarter percentage higher than any other computer in its class! It can be dropped from a height of 4 feet when it’s powered off and LCD closed and 3 feet with the system switched on and the LCD open!

Additional Features of XFR

  1. Secure and simple I/O protection doors with PrimoSeal technology which provides protection against pressuring water and blowing dust.
  2. Being scratch resistant it provides corrosion protection.
  3. Passed MIL standards for operation in extreme vibration, temperature, explosive atmosphere and even Salt fog.
  4. DirectVue LCD technology to provide enhanced outdoor screen view ability and protection from screen impact.
  5. Intel Core 2 Duo processors including vPro™ technology for improved management and advanced security.

Colonel John Czernis, Florida Highway Patrol Director says ““We selected Dell after a year-long and demanding selection process looking at many machines from five manufacturers. We had to be sure the systems we give our officers will stand up to the stress and strain of our demanding operating environment. The Dell solution meets our needs and will significantly enhance our mobile computing capability, a key component today in enabling our officers to fulfill our mission to provide highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement.”

Weighing in at 8.5 pounds and a thickness of 2.2 inches, 5 percent lighter than the previous generation XFR and 15 percent slimmer, the E6400 XFR are all set to pack a punch!

Dell Unveils Latitude E4610 ATG Semi Rugged Notebook

Dell has recently unveiled a new semi rugged notebook named the Dell Latitude E6410 ATG. Based on the standard Latitude E6410, the new Dell Latitude 6410E ATG has been designed and tested to meet the MIL STD 810F standards. The MIL STD 810F standards determine that the notebook is resistant to shock, vibration, temperature, humidity and altitude, increasing productivity regardless of location or terrain.

Bundled either with the Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors, Dell Latitude 6410E ATG is a power pack semi rugged notebook that can deliver high standards when it comes to delivering performance. Apart from the discrete NVIDIA graphics card and an optional WXGA+ screen, the Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook has hard drives, RAM, webcam and WXGA screen same as the non-G.I. Joe model. With Dell’s Latitude “ON instant” feature, the notebook is similar to the standard version. Some of the features of the notebooks are as follows:

• Core i5 or i7 processor (up to i7-620M 2.66GHz)
• Up to 8GB DDR3 memoryOnboard Intel HD graphics
• Up to a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
• Either a DVD burner or Blu-ray drive
• 14.1-inch 1280×800 outdoor viewable display
• Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, optional Bluetooth 3.0
• Optional Wireless 5620 (EVDO+HSPA+AGPS) or Dell Wireless 5540 (HSPA+AGPS) Mobile Broadband Mini Card.

Inside the Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook, there is a Dell’s Tri-Metal case, a fast response free fall sensor on the hard drive and a reinforced display for additional insurance.

The base model of Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook with Intel Core i5 processor and 1GB of RAM costs $2,114 while the model with Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, mobile broadband, and a Blu-ray drive will cost you around $5000. According to the latest update, Dell is accepting orders for Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook and it will start shipping Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook very soon.

Xplore Announces Another Rugged Tablet

Xplore has announced a new Rugged Tablet PC. The iX104C4CR is a new Rugged Tablet PC from Xplore that has 10.4 inch display. The iX104C4CR is powered by the Intel u 2500 dual core processor that has speed of 1.2 GHz. The iX104C4CR comes with 1 GB of RAM and 120 GB of hard drive for storage along with the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and an active digital sensor. Since the iX104C4CR is a rugged Tablet PC and it meets the US Military Standards MIL-STD810F, the iX104C4CR is water proof, dust proof and shock proof. More over the iX104C4CR is completely sealed, making iX104C4CR a very strong Rugged Tablet PC.

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