Panasonic introduces the world’s first fully rugged detachable laptop, the Toughbook® 20. Combining the best features of a laptop and tablet, the new device is ideal for field workers that need a highly mobile computing solution and the ability to reliably capture large amounts of data. The Toughbook 20 is purpose-built for challenging environments, including field services, utilities, oil and gas, construction, transportation and logistics, healthcare, insurance, public safety, and defense.
“Our customers are constantly pushing the boundaries of how and where our devices are used,” says Jan Ruderman, vice president, Business Mobility Group, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “As a truly customer-driven solution, the Toughbook 20 delivers what many of our customers are looking for—a single rugged device that delivers all the advantages of a fully functioning laptop and tablet.”
BUILT TO GET THE JOB DONE
Because mobile workers are charged with completing increasingly complex tasks in the field, the Toughbook 20 features the power required to get the job done, including 6th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor technology, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and choice of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro).
An extremely flexible solution, the Panasonic Toughbook 20 offers six usage modes, making it ideal for any situation or environment. Besides being used as a traditional laptop, the tablet can be detached and used by itself or flipped 180-degrees to show content in presentation mode. The convertible mode allows users to see the display with the keyboard attached and ready when it is needed. Using the built-in handle, the device can operate in carry mode or hanging on a wall, while vehicle mode provides full functionality and operation of the device when on the move.
RELIABLE, RUGGED FEATURES
MOBILITY ADDS PRODUCTIVITY
The fully rugged detachable laptop is purpose-built for mobile workers, delivering features that enable productivity both in and out of doors, including a 10.1-inch sunlight-viewable 800 nit IPS display with gloved multi-touch capabilities, a waterproof stylus pen, and a backlit keyboard that is 16 percent larger than the Toughbook® 19. The standard 2MP webcam and optional 8MP rear camera expand communications options for field workers. The device’s optional bridge battery allows for continuous operation and the optional second battery (located in keyboard dock) doubles battery life and can also be swapped between the tablet and keyboard dock.
The Panasonic Toughbook 20 will be available in February 2016 from authorized Panasonic resellers at an estimated street price starting around $3,099, and will include a standard 3-year limited warranty. ■
For More Information: For detailed information on the Toughbook 20, including a detailed spec sheet, visit us.panasonic.com/toughbook/20.
Modern Contractor Solutions – December 2015
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