The TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 Sets the Standard for Today’s Mobile Workforce

The new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 is the most customisable rugged device on the market. Compatible with Windows 11 Pro, it is perfectly suited to the mobile workforce of today – and the future – regardless of the industry or application.


written by: Dirk Weigelt, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Panasonic TOUGHBOOK

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Built for a variety mobile worker personas

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK has many years of working closely with our customers, in a variety of sectors, has given us invaluable experience of the challenges they face whilst in the field. We have listened to what they need from their rugged notebook in order to perform at their best in their specific environment.

You can see this knowledge in the TOUGHBOOK 55mk3. It’s perfectly suited for users in the utilities and field services, automotive and defence sectors, enabling them to take advantage of its superior performance, enhanced connectivity and increasing need for modularity to adapt to different mobile worker requirements.

For example, in automotive R&D, engineers need a rugged and reliable notebook to deal with challenging conditions, whether they are in the heat chamber or at the test track. The TOUGHBOOK 55mk3can easily handle huge volumes of telemetry data thanks to its superior storage.

With an eye always on the future, the TOUGHBOOK 55mk3s the first rugged notebook to adhere to the new MobileMark 25 application-based, performance-qualified battery life benchmark. This provides improved real-world usage predictability, crucial for remote field workers who may be using power-hungry applications in remote environments, where simply plugging the device into the mains is not an option.

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Switch. Fit. Click – and beyond

A lightweight design, IP53* rating that protects it from dust and water splashes, and an operating window of -29°C to +60°C* are just some of the reasons why the TOUGHBOOK 55 is the most versatile TOUGHBOOK ever built. 

The mk3 has taken this one step further. Panasonic has enhanced the modular design even further with the addition of a new rear expansion slot, featuring a fourth USB Type-A and second USB Type-C interface from January 2024, ideal for high-speed data transfers. The TOUGHBOOK Universal Bay remains for a range of peripherals to be swapped with a simple switch, fit and click.

Regardless of the sector, businesses looking to upgrade their fleet of TOUGHBOOK 55s to the mk3 need not worry about additional costs or separate accessories. The mk3 is compatible with most of the ecosystem of peripherals, such as battery packs and chargers, in the TOUGHBOOK 55 range.

Unrivalled Performance and Connectivity

The TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 takes advantage of vastly improved ‘Raptor Lake’ processing power with the Intel® 13th generation Core™ i5 processor with Intel vPro® Technology. For those requiring unmatched performance for the most demanding applications, the optional new Core™ i7 processor with Intel vPro® Technology delivers a boost in computing power of nearly 20%. 

Mobile working can only be defined by the connectivity a rugged notebook offers in a truly remote environment. The TOUGHBOOK 55mk3 delivers here, with enhanced eSIM and Dual SIM connectivity for accurate and reliable communications on the move, and Wi-Fi that selects the optimum bandwidth to save battery power.

This is hugely beneficial for mobile workers in the utilities and field services sector, with mk3 offering multiple configuration and connectivity options, including to legacy systems and specialist ports. For defence and the emergency services, the 55mk3 provides unrivalled connectivity for transferring mission-critical data from the field, back to base.

The third iteration of Panasonic’s TOUGHBOOK 55 perfectly balances performance, connectivity, flexibility and ease of use with ruggedness, long battery life and security, serving end users in a variety of sectors for years to come.


*Tested by an independent 3rd party company

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