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Panasonic Toughbook W8

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Panasonic Toughbook T8


The T8 is Panasonic's latest indestructible Toughbook laptop to save the clumsy from memory KOs thanks to a shock-mounted 120GB hard drive. There's A 12.1-inch touchscreen in there, as well as a low voltage 1.2GHz Intel Centrino processor to run...

If you're the sort of person who treats their laptop like a football then firstly, what's wrong with you? And secondly you need to get the T8. It's a super tough laptop and will withstand even your most solid boots. Although probably best you don't...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The ultra-portable Toughbook W8 with a 7 hour battery life is designed for the high-output demands of today's mobile professionals. Rugged features, such as a shock-mounted spacious hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard, ensure maximum durability and industry-leading reliability. Run software applications with the powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, or create multimedia discs on the DVD multi-drive.


Audio system:HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Audio system full duplex: No
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:5800
Battery life (max):8
Battery performance:5800
Battery recharge time:6.5
Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)/7hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB


Front Camera:N


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Silver
Housing material:Metal, Plastic

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
Display surface:Matt
LED backlight: No

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display:No/Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:GS45 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD


Country Kits:North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Toughbook/Panasonic Toughbook Executive

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Internal memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:1Gb Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80 / 8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80 / 8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Other Features

Audio system:HDA / High Definition Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.7 x 8.44 x 1.1
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Power Requirements:100/240 V / 100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):6 / 7
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:SU9300 / SU9400
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:SU9300 / SU9400
Processor Number:SP9300/SU9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36695 / 36697
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:3GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot: Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Internet Explorer / DirectX / Microsoft Windows Media Player / Microsoft Windows Movie Maker / Microsoft .NET\nFramework / Adobe Reader / Loupe Utility / Touch Pad Utility / PC Information Viewer / PC Information Popup / Display Rotation Tool /\nHotkey Settings, Panasonic Power Plan Extension Utility, Wireless Switch Utility, Wireless Connection Disable Utility, Bluetooth Stack\nfor Windows by TOSHIBA, Battery Recalibration Utility, Infineon TPM Professional Package V3.5 SP1, Setup Utility, Hard Disk Data\nErase Utility, PC-Diagnostic Utility
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:160
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook/Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/SmartCard reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):8.4
Height (front):1.4
Height (front) (imperial):1.4
Height (rear):1.89
Height (rear) (imperial):1.9
Weight:3.06 / 3.31
Width (imperial):10.7