Panasonic has become well-known for making the Toughbook line of notebooks. These laptops are literally tough as they are shock-proof and are water resistant. They are designed to be used by the military, journalists who cover stories in war zones, and mountain climbers.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2 Field Tablet is the second generation tablet PC that is designed for field workers. Panasonic said that it will be available at the end of July.
The H2 Tablet runs on Windows 7 and has a 10.1-inch touch screen display and a 1024 x 768 resolution. It includes Panasonic’s Transflective Plus technology, which will reflect sunlight and use it as a backlight up to 6,000 nits to decrease power consumption. The tablet will also sport a Wacom digitizer and support active pen unit.
The next generation Toughbook H2 is powered by a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-2557M vPro processeor, has 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB 7200rpm HDD. According to Panasonic, all these will come with upgrade options.
The Toughbook H2 weighs in at 3.5 lbs and offers 6.5 hours of battery life. It will also include a hot-swappable batteries that can be charged quickly.
Ultimate tablet protection comes at a price. This tough tablet comes with a price tag of £2200.