Panasonic Toughbook 74 / TB-74 / CF-74

Panasonic Toughbook 74
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Product Name: Panasonic Toughbook 74 / TB-74 / CF-74
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Manufacturer: Panasonic
Announced: March 2006
Status: Currently available
Price: Originally at @ $3000 USD
Markets: Worldwide

Related Laptops:
– Other Panasonic Toughbooks: Panasonic Toughbook W5 / CF-W5
– Could have replaced the Panasonic Toughbook T4

– Semi-Rugged Laptop
– Case made out of magnesium alloy, and comes with a built-in handle.
– Spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad
– Panasonic’s first Dual Core (Intel Core Duo) Toughbook
– Wireless capabilities include CDMA 1 X EVDO or EDGE with external SIM slot (availability may vary)
– Hard Drive is shock-mounted

Manufacturer’s Description:
Wireless. Tireless. Tough. Ideal for mobile executives; the high-performance, ultra-powerful Toughbook 74 delivers maximum unwired freedom wherever business takes you. Its versatile combo drive and large outdoor-readable touchscreen LCD let you work seamlessly in any location and make it perfect for delivering high-impact multimedia presentations. Best of all, it’s built to withstand the rigors of travel with optional integrated wireless WAN and industry-leading Toughbook durability.

Panasonic Toughbook 74

– Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
– Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Originally Intel Centrino 945 Express, Now Intel Santa Rosa/965
Front-side Bus: 667MHz for Core Duo, 800MHz for Core 2 Duo
Memory: DDR2
Memory Capacity: 512MB/1GB standard – 4G (2 slots)

Display: 13.3″ “Transmissive daylight-readable” TFT LCD
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Touchscreen: Yes
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Originally Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset (GMA 950), now Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset
Graphics Memory: Up to 384 with Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT)
Other: VGA Out

Hard Drive: 80GB
Optical: Internal CDRW/DVD-ROM, optional DVD Writer
Other: Hard Drive is shock-mounted

Wireless: Originally Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g, Now Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN LAN 802.11a/g/n
Modem: 56K
Ethernet: 10/100/1000-T (Gigabit)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.0
Mobile Broadband: 3G HSDPA, EVDO or EDGE with external SIM slot

Audio Chipset: Originally SigmaTelTM STAC9200 AC-97 V.2.3 Compliant Audio Codec, Now Intel High-definition, Analog Devices AD 1884
Speakers: 2x stereo speaker
Audio I/O: Mini-jack stereo output, Mini-jack microphone/line-in
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: 1x Type II
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Other: Express Card Slot, optional port replicator

Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional
Other: Wireless/Network Authentication: LEAP, WPA,802.1X,EAP-TLS,EAP-FAST,PEAP
– w/Encryption: CKIP,TKIP,128-bit and 64-bit WEP
– Hardware AES; TPM and SmartCard reader as well.
– Trusted Platform module TPM 1.1
– CompuTrace theft protection agent

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or Windows Vista Business
Other Software: DMI Viewer, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, Hard Disk Data Erase Utility
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
Panasonic Toughbook 74 Drivers:

Options: Lithium Ion 11.1v 7800mAh (Battery charge time: 4.5 hours)
Battery Life: Up to 8 hours

Width: 12 inches / 305mm
Depth: 11.6 inches / 295mm
Height: 1.7 – 2.4 inches / 43mm – 61mm
Weight: 5.95 pounds / 2.7kg

Panasonic Toughbook 74 Reviews and Articles: – Review, September 6, 2007
LAPTOP Magazine – Review, August 2006
Trusted Reviews – August 2006
News CNET – Review, June 2006