Tablets, tablets everywhere. I guess this is most relevant indicator of the iPad’s impact on the industry. Most people want one or own one, even those who work in extreme environments? Looks like Panasonic just launches a fully rugged tablet specially designed for field workers - the Panasonic Toughbook CF-H2.
The CF-H2 is – as presented by Panasonic – the ultimate tool for mobile and field workers helping them to stay productive, even in harsh environments, by delivering constant access to their applications and business data. The lightweight, yet fully rugged tablet is ideal for field workers in utilities, logistics, automotive workshops, rail and aviation as well as sales personnel, retail point of sales and market research. This tablet is resistant to drops, vibrations, cold, dust, heat, salt fog, moisture, gunfire, and humidity. It can easily survive falls of up to 6 feet (1.82 m), besides being water- and dustproof.
Toughbook CF-H2 features:
- magnesium alloy chassis encased with polycarbonate
- 10.1-inch XGA touchscreen display (1024×768)
- 1.7 GHz Core i5-2557M CPU
- 4 GB of RAM (8 GB max)
- 320 GB HDD (7,200 rpm) or an optional 128 GB SSD drive
- 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
- Bluetooth 2.1,
- two batteries that together provide up to 6.5 hours of operation
- optional items such as GPS, barcode and RFID readers
- 2-megapixel camer
The tablet runs on Windows 7 operating system and its available starting at €2119 MSRP (excluding vat).