Panasonic Gets Tough with Intel Atom

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ntel’s new Atom mobile processor has been adopted by Panasonic which has incorporated it into their new UMPC the Toughbook CF-U1 . The Atom Z520 with it’s power sipping 1.33GHz processor is living with it's new friends a Solid State Drive, WIndows OS, and 1024MB of DDR2 RAM, in the ultra mobile rugged U1 with it’s magnesium alloy chassis, spill-dust resistant, sealed, all weather enclosure. It is sure to be a hit with anyone that likes it rough. The backlit QWERTY keyboard and a 5.6" WSVGA sunlight-viewable touch screen, makes it usable in almost any lighting conditions. It sounds like just the thing, I need to replace my poor laptop that I beat to death and keep resurrecting.

According to eWeek.com it is expected to go on sale in August with a starting price of $2,499.


  • Intel® Atom™ Processor Z520 1.33 GHz
  • XP Professional or Vista available
  • 1024MB SDRAM (DDR2) standard
  • 16GB solid state removable drive (32 GB optional)
  • 5.6" widescreen Display with1024 x 600 sunlight-readable LCD
  • External video support
  • Intel® GMA500 integrated video controller max. 256MB (DVMT) VRAM
  • Analog Devices AD1883 complaint audio chipset
  • Integrated speaker, headphones jack, microphone jack and keyboard
  • SD card slot
  • USB 2.0
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5100 a/b/g/draft-n w/optional integrated 3G mobile broadband
  • Bluetooth®
  • Twin hot-swappable lithium ion battery pack
  • Battery operation: 9 hours with a charge time of 7 hours off, 10 hours on
  • Dimensions are 2.2" x 7.2" x 5.9" and weighs 2.3 lbs (including strap and both batteries)

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