Panasonic Toughbooks Get Upgrade

Panasonic announced today the launch of the Toughbook 52, which replaces their venerable Toughbook S1 of year’s past. As with previous Toughbooks, it’s designed to withstand spillage and droppage — this one can take drops of up to 2.5 feet on all sides without cracking a crack.

However, this one improves over the last-gen by giving you some Santa Rosa chip action, a built-in carrying handle, a wider screen and optional built-in 3G wireless (courtesy of Verizon EV-DO).

Buy it in July for $1,699 (standard config) or $2,499 if you want it “optimized for improved video and Vista performance.”

Panasonic Toughbooks