Panasonic Toughbook C1
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers, today introduced the Panasonic Toughbook C1, the lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet PC.
The new device delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, a 30-inch (to base) drop rating, optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband, and a host of other features designed to maximize return on investment and reduce the total cost of ownership. Powered by the Intel Core i5 520M vPro processor and weighing only 3.2 pounds (with one battery; 3.7 pounds with two), the Toughbook C1 offers desktop-class performance in a lightweight, convertible tablet form factor that is ideal for mobile workers.
The Toughbook C1 is one of the first laptops to support multi-touch and digitizers, offering the input of a finger, gesture, or an electronic stylus pen for handwriting recognition and greater precision. By leveraging Panasonic's advanced battery technology, the Toughbook C1 delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, enabled by a twin hot-swappable battery design that allows for continuous use, pushing productivity in the field to a new level. The Toughbook C1 also features a shock-mounted, flex-connect 250GB hard drive with a quick-release feature that allows for enhanced data protection.
The Toughbook C1 is the first convertible to employ a unique triple hinge design - one set of hinges for opening and closing the screen and another hinge for rotating the screen to tablet mode. The Toughbook C1's triple hinge design significantly reduces hinge failures (a common problem with current generation convertible tablets) by separating the two actions normally required of a single hinge. Toughbook C1 also offers a "hand-free" ergonomic strap and dome hand support system that cradles the hand for comfortable long term use as well as providing a natural keyboard tilt.
The Toughbook C1 is powered by the Intel Core i5-520M vPro Processor (2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz, Intel Smart Cache 3MB), giving the device desktop performance in a lightweight and highly mobile form factor.
"The Toughbook C1 is an example of a convertible tablet PC that has been designed for a mobile workforce," said Erik Reid, mobile client marketing director, Intel Corporation. "Intel® Core i5-520M vPro Processor technology makes the Toughbook C1 more valuable by helping to address remote management and security issues. This creates a compelling solution for organizations that want the most out of their mobile employees."