Panasonic ToughBook H1 Field Overview

Panasonic ToughBook H1 FieldPanasonic has released recently the Toughbook H1 Field rugged handheld tablet computer with a 10.4-inch display that supports both digital pen and touch input.

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.

ToughBook H1 Field meets IP65 (all-weather) and MIL-STD-810G (6-foot drop) standards. It has a magnesium alloy chassis encased in polycarbonate and an integrated handle.

The company says that the display in the Toughbook H1 Field is easily viewable in direct sunlight because it includes a circular polarizer, plus anti-glare and anti-reflective screen treatments.

Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field Specifications

* Genuine Windows 7 (with XP Tablet downgrade option)
* Intel Atom processor Z540 (1.86GHz)
* 64 GB reinforced flex-connect Solid State Drive SSD
* 10.4-inch XGA sunlight-viewable 500 nit dual-touch LCD
* Circular polarizer with anti-glare and anti-reflective screen treatments
* 6 hour battery life
* Twin hot-swappable batteries
* 3.4 lbs (with both batteries)
* Fully-Rugged
o MIL-STD-810G certified (6 foot drop)
o Magnesium alloy chassis – encased in polycarbonate
o IP65 certified sealed all-weather design
o Reinforced flex-connect Solid State Drive (SSD)
o Wide operating temperature range (-20C ~ 60C or -4F ~ 140F)
* Embedded Connectivity
o Optional integrated WWAN / Gobi2000 mobile broadband (EV-DO and HSPA)
o Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n
o Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
* Integrated Options
o Global positioning system (GPS) receiver
o 2D barcode reader (also 1D capable)
o 2.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED lights
o RFID reader
* Optional Security Features
o Fingerprint reader
o Contactless SmartCard reader
o Insertable SmartCard reader
* Integrated docking connector
* 10.4” (L) x 10.6” (W) x 1.3” – 2.3” (H)

Panasonic’s Toughbook H1 Field is expected to be available this month worldwide for an estimated price of around $3,380 in the US.

Written by Dan

On Laptoping, Dan writes about Windows-based laptop, 2-in-1, and tablet PCs.

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