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Panasonic Unveils Handheld Toughbook CF-U1, Rugged Ultra mobile PC

June 26, 2008  | 

In response to the increasing demand for full-function handheld PCs for the mobile field worker, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company has introduced the Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1, the first ultra mobile PC (UMPC) to integrate the new low power Intel Atom processor in a rugged handheld computer for use in the field.

With the introduction of the extremely portable Toughbook CF-U1, remote workers are able to connect to critical information and applications in real time, thus improving organizational efficiency, increasing information accuracy, and enabling field-based decision-making. The CF-U1 reinvents handheld computing by integrating robust features previously only available on a full size Toughbook PC in a rugged UMPC form factor that can be used anywhere.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 Select Features and Specifications:

  • Genuine Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 1 (with XP downgrade option)
  • Intel Atom processor Z520 1.33GHz with 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache
  • 16GB solid state removable drive (32GB optional)
  • 1GB memory
  • 5.6" WSVGA sunlight viewable touchscreen (1024 x 600 resolution)
  • Anti-reflective screen treatment
  • LED backlighting
  • Extremely rugged
  • MIL-STD-810F and IP54 compliant
  • 4 foot drop approved
  • Magnesium alloy chassis encased with ABS and elastomer
  • Removable solid state drive
  • Sealed all-weather design
  • Rain-, spill-, dust- and vibration-resistant
  • Rotating hand strap
  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Series (802.11a/g/draft-n)
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0 x 1, SD Card x 1, Microphone x 1, Headphone x 1, Expansion Bus x 1
  • Integrated options include 3G mobile broadband, integrated camera, fingerprint scanner, GPS, barcode or RFID readers
  • Optional expansion modules for magnetic stripe reader & serial/ethernet/smartcard are expected in late 2008
  • Approximately 9 hours of battery life
  • 2.3 lbs (with strap and both batteries)
  • 2.2" (H) x 7.2" (W) x 5.9" (D)

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 UMPC will be available worldwide in August, 2008. In the United States, the base CF-U1 model is expected to be available at an estimated street price of $2,499 from authorized Panasonic resellers and distributors.

For more information visit www.panasonic.com/toughbook.

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