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Panasonic to launch Toughbook 20 detachable laptop

The fully rugged, detachable laptop combines the features of a laptop and a tablet, and is purpose-built for challenging environments


The new Panasonic Toughbook 20 is a fully rugged, detachable laptop that combines the features of a laptop and tablet.

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NEWARK, N.J. — The new Panasonic Toughbook 20 is a fully rugged, detachable laptop that combines the features of a laptop and tablet.

The Toughbook 20 is purpose-built for challenging environments, including health care, public safety and defense.

It offers six usage modes. Besides being used as a traditional laptop, the tablet can be detached and used by itself or flipped 180 degrees to show content in presentation mode. Using the built-in handle, the device can operate in carry mode or hanging on a wall, while vehicle mode provides full functionality and operation when on the move.

The device features a 6th Generation Intel CoreTM vProTM processor technology, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM and choice of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional.

The Toughbook 20 is designed to meet MIL-STD-461F for electromagnetic interference and MIL-STD-810G for drop, shock, vibration, explosive atmosphere, temperature, humidity, rain and sand, as well as waterproof and dustproof ingress (IP65).

The device features a magnesium alloy case, fanless design, locking port covers, raised bezel, Solid State Drive (SSD) heater and a built-in handle, which also serves as a kickstand for desktop stability and enables use while hung.

Panasonic Toughbook 20 aims to enable productivity inside and outdoors, featuring a 10.1" sunlight-viewable 800 nit IPS display with gloved multi touch capabilities, a waterproof stylus pen and a backlit keyboard that is 16 percent larger than the Toughbook 19. It also features a 2MP webcam and an optional 8MP rear camera. Other optional features include a bridge battery for continuous operation and a second battery to double battery life.

The Panasonic Toughbook 20 will be available in February 2016 from authorized Panasonic resellers at an estimated street price starting around $3,099.

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