Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-H2 (or just H2) rugged tablet PC for mobile workers is now available for US customers.
The new Toughbook sports a magnesium alloy case with handle and has passed MIL-STD-810G tests, surviving drops from 30-inch height on six faces. It has a spill-resistant keyboard with backlight, sealed ports, and shock-mounted data storage.
The Toughbook F9 features the Intel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory expandable to 6GB, a 320GB shock-mounted hard drive, and a DVD burner. Its 14.1″ anti-glare LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1440×900-pixels.
The 3.4-pound H1 Field runs on the Intel Atom Z540 processor at 1.86GHz and includes Intel’s integrated graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 64GB solid state drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, optional mobile broadband connection, GPS functionality, a built-in web camera, a 2D barcode reader and a RFID reader, and Windows 7 OS.
“Both Toughbook notebooks incorporate 1,000 nit LCDs, circular polarization technology and anti-glare (AG) plus anti-reflective (AR) screen treatments to enhance screen viewability, further improving in-field usability for mobile workers. Additional upgrades to the Toughbook 30 and Toughbook 19 include improved security and remote management thanks to Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology, expanded memory capabilities, 40% longer battery lives, larger capacity hard drives, and optional SSDs,” Panasonic’s press release says.
The three business-rugged Panasonic ThoughBook laptops – the ultraportable W7, the tablet alternative T7, and the thin-and-light Y7 – feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a weight from 3.0 to 3.7 pounds, and a “long battery life”. These notebooks are drop- and spill-resistant, and have strong magnesium alloy cases and chassis, shock-mounted hard drives and LCDs, and internal flexible connectors for additional protection. The new Thougbooks also offer a range of embedded wireless options, including 802.11, Bluetooth 2.0 and optional built-in 3G mobile broadband solutions from AT&T (HSDPA), Sprint or Verizon Wireless (EV-DO Rev. A). Security features include the Trusted Platform Module (TPM v. 1.2) security chip, the Computrace theft protection agent in the BIOS, a cable lock slot, password security and an optional fingerprint scanner.
The European Panasonic has announced that its refreshed CF-74 and CF-52 Toughbook ruggedized laptops, featuring the latest Intel mobile “Santa Rosa” platform, will be available in June and July respectively.
“The new Intel mobile technology platform is centered on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with an 800 MHz front-side bus, mobile Intel 965 Express chipset, Intel Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN wireless module, and Intel Turbo Memory,” Panasonic explains.