Panasonic’s rugged new Toughbook 55 is a modular laptop built for hard work

Panasonic has made a name for itself by supplying rugged laptops in its Toughbook line, and it’s expanding the series further today with the new Toughbook 55. The laptop is built to survive rough worksites with a unique modular design, and this is the first Toughbook to sport USB-C, Bluetooth 5, and HDMI 2.0 connectivity.

The Toughbook 55’s modular design means that expansion ports offer easy access to the main storage drive and the optional second storage drive through quick-release connections. The RAM and keyboard are als both ungradeable components so users can change them out as necessary. Adding to the Toughbook 55’s customizability is the ability to add expansion ports that bring extra IO ports, dedicated graphics, and a fingerprint reader.

Inside the Toughbook 55, you’ll find Intel’s 8th Gen quad-core i5 and i7 vPro processors, optional AMD discrete graphics, and up to 2TB of storage and 64GB of RAM. The laptop also comes with tetra-array microphones for voice recognition, an optional 1000 nit touchscreen, and compatibility with existing Toughbook 54 vehicle mounts. Panasonic is also touting all-day battery life.

The Panasonic Toughbook 55 is available starting today from Panasonic resellers starting at $2,100.

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