Panasonic launches world's first rugged detachable notebook CF-20 in India for Rs. 2.25 lakhs
Panasonic has today launched world's first fully rugged detachable notebook Toughbook CF-20 in India. The keyboard can be detached and the screen can be used as a full fledged tablet as well. Panasonic which has been a leader in enterprise technology segment for quite some time has built the CF-20 for challenging environments like defense, healthcare, field services, mining, oil & gas etc. The 2-in-1 boasts of some decent specifications as well and would be definitely worth a look by government agencies and alike.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 will start selling in authorised Panasonic resellers starting from August 2016 at a price of Rs. 2.25 lakhs, taxes extra but will include a three-year limited warranty. Panasonic states that the Toughbook is highly customisable and as a result, can be custom built to the end customer's whims and fancies.
Specifications of Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 rugged detachable notebook
Display: 10.1 inch WUXGA, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution IPS display, ~224 PPI pixel density, 800 nit brightness, Glove enabled touchscreen
Processor: Intel Core m5-6Y57 processor (4 MB cache, 1.1 GHz up to 2.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost technology)
RAM: 8 GB
Memory: 128 GB SD (upgradeable to 256 GB or 512 GB)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional (available by downgrading from Windows 10 Pro)
Battery: Identical, removable, full-shift 2600 mAh battery in the tablet portion, Battery in keyboard dock available as an option, Batteries are hot swappable for continuous use
Durability and Water resistance: Follows the standards MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and IP65 water resistance
Miscellaneous: Vehicle mount, Desktop port replicator, Handle working like a kickstand too
Construction: Magnesium alloy chassis
Connectivity Options: USB, SDXC, HDMI, VGA, Serial, Ethernet, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual Pass Antenna, Optional 4G LTE multi carrier or Dedicated GPS
Weight: 3.9 lbs
As per our knowledge and comments received from Panasonic executives, this is a highly competitive market but in terms of a fully rugged detachable laptop, Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 remains the first one in the world. Moreover, Panasonic officials also pointed out the fact that these rugged products from Panasonic are not only a result of constant innovation from the company but have borne fruition because the brand listens and caters to the consumer's needs and market sentiments.
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