Panasonic toughens up Santa Rosa with a pair of new laptops

it's a little late to the game, but Panasonic has now seen fit to bestow some of that Santa Rosa mojo on a couple of its ruggedized Toughbook laptops, recently announcing its new CF-74 and CF-52 models based on the platform. From the looks of it, the CF-74 (pictured above) will be more or less the same as the existing model of the same name, with the notable exception of all those Santa Rosa-related upgrades, including Intel's 965 Express chipset, an unspecified Core 2 Duo processor, integrated 802.11n WiFi, and Intel's Turbo Memory cache card. The CF-52, on the other hand, takes things up a whole digit from the current CF-51 model, with it getting some of the added security benefits of the more business-minded Centrino Pro platform. According to Panasonic, the CF-74 will be the first out the gate in June, with the CF-52 following sometime in July, although there's no word on pricing for either of 'em just yet. [Warning: PDF link]