Ever since the Toughbook took its place on the shelves in 2019, it has consistently made a name for itself as the toughest PC on the block. Yesterday, Panasonic took further steps to lock in its position at the top.
The maker of the world’s most rugged laptop issued a press release outlining an array of different updates and new features for the Toughbook 55 MK2.
Most of these are aimed at giving users higher performance and more flexibility to modulate their laptops based on the work environment they are in.
The customization of the Toughbook was already unmatched. From military bases to hospitals to construction zones, the Toughbook was a perfect option built for those in unique and high-impact situations.
So it makes sense why the choice to lean into the modular approach is being praised as a great move for Panasonic and the areas that Panasonic is opening up for their users are fascinating.
What’s New To the MK2 Model?
Sr. Vice-President of Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, Magnus McDermid, spoke out on the companies desires in the latest changes to their Toughbook when he said, “With the latest TOUGHBOOK 55, we’ve evolved in lockstep as our customers’ needs change, providing increased modularity, reliability and flexibility to vertical workers operating in unpredictable environments.”
The updated MK2 will come with the 11th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5 and i7 Processor. It will also come with double the memory compared to the MK1, as well as offering optional Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. The new Toughbook also offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.
As far as design is concerned, Panasonic also reduced the weight and took steps to make sure it was more portable and easier to handle in tough situations.