Panasonic Launches Advanced Toughbook 20
By Soumyalipa Das.
The first ever fully detachable laptop by Panasonic is its Toughbook 20 which easily detaches to become a 10 inch tablet. The best of both tablet and laptop is incorporated in this rugged computing device. It is compact and its 1080p touch screen works with your gloves on. According to Panasonic it will have Windows 10 Pro with 6th generation Intel Core vPro processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM. It will also give you an option if you want to downgrade to Windows 7 Pro.
The PanasonicToughbook 20 offers six usage modes. It is designed to withstand varied temperature, drop, humidity, rain, sand and explosive atmosphere with its MIL-STD-810G feature and with its MILSTD-416F, it can also work in places where there is electromagnetic interference. It is a lightweight laptop which features a durable IP65 design, so it is dust and water proof as well. The built-in handle makes it look like a briefcase and is easily portable everywhere, which also serves as a kickstand for desktop stability even while it’s hung.
This was designed keeping the field jobs in mind; people in police, military, healthcare, oil and gas etc can make use of it and don’t have to worry about the durability of the laptop come tablet anymore. It comes with a 2600 mAh battery but the best part is the optional bridge battery on the keyboard dock which allows you to swap battery replacement without any problem. Features also include a barcode reader, GPS and LTE. The specialized magnesium-alloy chassis with ABS and elastomer edges makes it a complete package which performs great, is reliable, durable and tough. What more do you want?
To some people this would seem like any other laptop with couple of design changes but trust me it aint. Toughbook definitely was not easy to design to endure all the above environmental stresses. It would have taken months of engineering and brain storming to create a device which can be reliable and durable at the same time. This is sure to make a difference in people’s lives. Toughboook 20 will be available in early 2016 starting from $3099.