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Panasonic announces Toughbook 20

 Panasonic has launched the Toughbook 20 – a new fully rugged detachable notebook design that can be used in different modes to provide unrivalled versatility for mobile business computing. 

The Toughbook 20 provides the benefit of being the slimmest and lightest device of its kind, while offering features that set the standard for ruggedness and reliability.

The Toughbook 20 delivers a single rugged device with all the advantages of a fully functioning laptop and tablet, with six usage modes that make it suitable for a range of business uses.

As well as 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. The Toughbook 20 has a glove-enabled touchscreen and purpose-built vehicle mount and desktop port replicator.

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 emergency services, government, transport and logistics, mining and gas, defence and field service. It is a versatile device for applications, such as insurance assessors, fleet management and car hire, as well as maintenance and service technicians in utilities and communications.

With mobile workers being responsible for increasingly complex tasks in the field, the Toughbook 20 offers a rich set of business interfaces with customisable options.  It ships with Windows 10 Pro and is powered by 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processor technology.

The Panasonic Toughbook 20 draws upon its heritage for ruggedness with a magnesium alloy case and IP65 and MIL-STD 810G rated design, making it ideal for all outdoor usage from below zero temperatures to the height of Australia’s summer.

On top of this, the latest generation of Toughbook is also more mobile than ever before, weighing just 1.76kg in notebook mode – with the detachable tablet weighing 950g – well below the 2kg industry standard for a device of this kind.
With its integrated handle, which makes additional carrying solutions obsolete, the device is easy and stable to use and also features 16 per cent larger keys than the previous generation device for easy data input.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 Key Specifications:

·       Versatility: World’s first fully rugged detachable PC, combining the best features of laptop and tablet.

·       Processor: Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro Processor (4MB cache, 1.1GHz up to 2.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology).

·       Operating System: Windows 10 Pro operating system with optional downgrade to Windows 7.

·       Display: 10.1” WUXGA 1920 x 1200 (224 PPI) sunlight-viewable 800nit IPS display

·       Memory & Storage: 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (upgradeable to 512GB).

·       Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515.

·       Battery Life: An identical, removable, full-shift 2600mAh battery comes standard in the tablet and as an option in the keyboard dock

·       Hot Swappable: Optional bridge battery allows batteries to be hot swapped for continuous use.

·       Durability: Designed to meet MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and IP65.

·       Connectivity: A variety of ports on both tablet and keyboard dock for maximum portability and flexibility including USB (including one high powered 1.5A USB), SDXC, HDMI, VGA, Serial, Ethernet, Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual Pass Antenna, optional 4G LTE multi carrier or Dedicated GPS.

·       Accessories: desktop dock, vehicle docks, rotating hand strap, 4-bay battery charger, vehicle charger, carrying cases and replacement items such as waterproof stylus pens for digitizers, tethers, protective screen films, batteries and AC adapters.

·       Options: Insertable or contactless SmartCard readers, fingerprint readers for maximum flexibility for dual factor authentication, true serial port, magstripe reader, 1D/2D capable barcode reader,

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