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Panasonic welcomes detachable 2-in-1s into the niche world of rugged PCs

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The Toughbook 20 is a rugged convertible
The Toughbook 20 is a rugged convertible
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The Toughbook 20 is a rugged convertible
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The Toughbook 20 is a rugged convertible
The new Toughbook can be used in tent mode for presentation, and it features a pull out handle for carrying or hanging
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The new Toughbook can be used in tent mode for presentation, and it features a pull out handle for carrying or hanging
The new Toughpad on the job
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The new Toughpad on the job
For using the device in tablet mode, users have the choice of detaching the display entirely, or folding it against the back of the system
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For using the device in tablet mode, users have the choice of detaching the display entirely, or folding it against the back of the system
The batteries on both sections of the device are easily accessible
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The batteries on both sections of the device are easily accessible
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Panasonic'sToughbook 20 stays true to its name with the lineup'strademark rugged build. It's the first in the line that supports both laptop and tablet modes.

TheToughbook 20 runs on Windows 10 (or Windows 7 if preferred), ispowered by a business-focused Intel Core m5 vPro processor withintegrated graphics, and ships with 8 GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB, 256 GB or 512 GB SSD storage.

It has a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IPS touch-enabled screen,with a 2,600 mAh battery in the tablet and a second (optional) battery in the dock. The batteries on both sections of the device areeasily accessible, and let you can swap in a fresh one without powering down the system.

For using the device in tablet mode, users have the choice of detaching the display entirely, or folding it against the back of the system
For using the device in tablet mode, users have the choice of detaching the display entirely, or folding it against the back of the system

Withboth MIL-STD-461Fand MIL-STD-810G certification, the Toughbook is built to deal with electromagnetic interference,drops, shocks, high levels of vibration, extreme temperatures, wetweather and sand. It's fanless, magnesium alloy build is IP65 waterand dust resistant.

For using the device in tablet mode, usershave the choice of detaching the display entirely, or folding it against the bottom of the keyboard. It can also be usedin tent mode for presentation, and has a pull-out handle forcarrying or hanging.

The new Toughpad on the job
The new Toughpad on the job

Thereare a few optional extras as well, like a digitizer stylus with IP55 water and dust resistance, vehicle dock, optional LTE and (also optional) dedicated GPS. There's also a healthy selection of portsincluded, with a single USB 3.0, LAN, HDMI and Micro SD on the tabletsection, and an additional three USB ports, a second HDMI, afull-sized SD reader, LAN and serial connector on the keyboard dock.

Thesystem weighs in at 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg) for the tablet section, and 3.9 lbs (1.77 kg)all together. Like other Tough line products, the Toughbook 20 won'tgo easy on the wallet, starting at US$3,099. It's due to ship inFebruary 2016.

Formore on the new Toughbook, you can take a look at the video below.

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notarichman
Now if it only had: phone, satellite preferred gps and other methods of location / mapping for under forest cover, next to cliffs, underwater?, away from all cell phone towers. weather data emergency beacon?
then it could be used for: survival, outdoor sports of all types, rescue (especially if it could show locations of nearby phone/radio/beacon users). also for law enforcement and military users (see the location of all your units!).