Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, has announced availability the new Panasonic Toughbook G2, a fully rugged 2-in-1 detachable tablet with optional keyboard that features a modular design and user-removable expansion packs (xPAK’s).

Panasonic says the Toughbook G2’s modular design supports the evolving demands of public safety users, offering increased flexibility and enhanced productivity. With three modular expansion areas and up to 36 different xPAK combinations, users can customize the Toughbook G2 to suit their needs, with features and functions such as a serial port, thermal camera, barcode reader, quick-release SSD, and more. Despite its modular design, the Toughbook G2 is backwards compatible with most Toughbook 20 and G1 docks.

Featuring a 10.1-inch display and powered by Intel Core i5 and i7 vPro processor (with Intel vPro technology), the Toughbook G2 delivers powerful performance, and is available with Windows 10 Pro. An evolution of the Toughbook G1 tablet and Toughbook 20 laptop, the Toughbook G2 marries computing power with added security and device management benefits. To accommodate longer work schedules, the Toughbook G2 offers 18.5-hour battery life as standard.

The 2-in-1 detachable design allows users to operate the device both in laptop and tablet modes, with the ability to dock or mount the device in emergency vehicles and on desktops. The Toughbook G2 supports digital transformation across the enterprise, enabling collaboration and providing real-time visibility for tactical operations and more.

“The Toughbook team continues to innovate and lead the rugged industry with a relentless focus on providing world-class hardware, software, professional services and turn-key solutions for our enterprise, mission-critical channel partners and customers,” said Craig Jackowski, group manager, Product Management at Panasonic. “The new Toughbook G2 delivers next level versatility for enterprise mobile computing, with vertical solution-based customization combined with enhanced technology features such as increased performance and storage capabilities, wireless enhancements and backwards compatibility, to make the Toughbook G2 a trusted tool for enterprise workers in the harshest working environments.”

Jackowski added, “As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TOUGHBOOK brand this year, we continue to address the ever-changing needs of our valued customers through the development and deployment of innovative solutions.”

The Toughbook G2 is available for purchase now, starting at $2,999. For complete product details and to learn more about the lineup of accessories for the device, please visit Panasonic.

Toughbook G2 Key Features and Highlights:

• 10.1-inch 1,000 nit display

• 3 modular expansion areas

• Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1

• 16 to 32GB memory and 512GB to 1TB OPAL quick-release SSD (NVMe)

• Dual SIM (physical and eSIM)

• 18.5 hrs. battery life (MobileMark 2014)

• 3 programmable buttons including convenient side mounted A3 button

• 88 dB loud speakers

• FirstNet Ready

• Webcam privacy cover

• Optional keyboard