Panasonic launches TOUGHBOOK 40: A rugged, modular laptop

The latest model is a pound lighter than earlier versions and can withstand a 6-foot drop


By Police1 Staff 

NEWARK, N.J. — A new laptop built to endure the physical rigors of police work is now available in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 40, the company announced last month. 

The TOUGHBOOK 40 aims to combine speed, productivity and durability, as well as reduce operational costs for law enforcement agencies, according to the release. The TOUGHBOOK 40 is over a pound lighter than earlier models, comes with enhanced processing speed and can withstand a 6-foot drop. 

“The TOUGHBOOK team is laser-focused on supporting the mission-critical jobs of our customers who work in the most extreme environments, and the new TOUGHBOOK 40 provides them with the perfect balance of performance, modularity, durability and innovation,” said Craig Jackowski, GM of product management at Panasonic Connect North America, in a statement. “This is our most rugged TOUGHBOOK laptop ever.” 

For police officers, the TOUGHBOOK 40: 

  • Uses tetra array microphones and 95db front speakers for superior voice accuracy and communication between first responders, hospitals, dispatch and other parties. 

  • Future-proofs investments with its modular design when requirements, roles, functionalities and technologies change. 

  • Features enhanced connectivity for real-time video, image and file sharing. 

The TOUGHBOOK 40’s notable tech specs include: 

  • 14’’ FHD touchscreen, 1200 nit display 

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor (with Intel vPro Technology) 

  • 512GB-2TB NVMe main storage (quick-release and user-replaceable) 

  • 16-64GB DDR4 RAM (user-replaceable) 

  • USB-A and USB-C ports including Thunderbolt 4 port supporting 40Gbps data transfer speeds, power delivery and daisy chaining up to five monitors 

  • Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 

The TOUGHBOOK 40 starts at $4,899. For more information about the TOUGHBOOK 40, click here.

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