Panasonic isn’t a name many think of instantly when it comes to PC creation, but they have just announced an all-new Toughbook laptop. It’s designed for professionals on the go and features a 3:2 display with a design that meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards to withstand the toughest of conditions.
With a magnesium alloy chassis, its all-weather design can be used anywhere at any time. A tablet vehicle dock and 2-in-1 vehicle dock will also be available for those who truly need a device to do anything when they’re on the go. It has two twin hot-swappable batteries with 10 hours of battery life total, and a long life battery configuration is available for up to 20 hours if you so desire.
It includes a 256 GB SSD and can be upgraded to 512 GB if needed. The basic version has 8 GB of onboard RAM, with 16 GB as an option if you so desire. It has a 1080p webcam for chatting with friends, family, or business partners anywhere and an 8 megapixel rear camera to capture the sights of wherever you go. Those seeking a pure tablet experience can get one, or you can get it with a premium keyboard if you need a higher level of versatility from the device. Tablet mode ensures smooth scaling for app usage and on-screen features will be easy to use in that mode as well.
Since it runs on Windows 10, users will get Cortana included for daily task list reminders, while Windows Ink allows for drawing or signatures if they’re needed for things like documents. Webpage highlighting is available via Microsoft Edge, and you can use Windows Hello for easier logins to get work done in a pinch.
An exact release date wasn’t announced, but the devices will be available from authorized Panasonic resellers later this month starting about $3,649 – so it’s certainly not an inexpensive option. However, anyone needing a device like this will likely be using it for business, and anything that makes business easier to conduct is an easy expense to justify.
Source: Windows Blog