Panasonic has updated their Toughbook line of notebooks this morning, and this sounds more fun than having an EVDO chip built into non-tough-looking Toughbooks (which a lot of people were talking about last week). Apart from the usual speedbump (which we are not as interested: Intel Core2 Duo ULV L2400), they said that this hardcore Toughbook will work in temperatures as low as -2F (-20C). This is done by a re-design of the screen, which not only doubles the brightness and visibility under direct sunlight (yes please), but there is actually a heater -read- inside the screen. This is the perfect notebook if you happen to get on a cruise in a New York winter, and you will be glad that it’ll be working even if you drop it in snow… Jump for more pics.
— Sam Chan
Panasonic Japan Press Release