Panasonic releases new slate based Toughbook

7 Nov
2008

 

The  ruggedized healthcare targeted slate is built on a 1.86 GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 80GB SSD, a 10.4-inch 1024 x 768 resolution LCD display, and 802.11a/b/g/n which is very similar to current netbooks. Available in January of 2009 for $2,999.  While the price is steep its ruggedness typical with most Toughbooks will ensure you aren’t replacing it anytime soon.   The video below give a good overview of features and options specific to a healthcare enviornment and you will probably get a laugh at the actors trying to recreate an actual clinical environment which in my experience requires much more chaos…  The wireless features are pretty valuable for mobile professionals who require seamless access between WiFi networks and cellular data networks.

Specs:

* Genuine Windows Vista® Business with Service Pack 1 (with Windows XP Tablet downgrade option)
* Intel® Atom™ processor (1.86GHz) Z540 with 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache
* 1GB standard RAM configuration
* 80 GB 1.8-inch shock mounted hard drive
* 10.4” XGA sunlight viewable 500 NIT Dual Touch LCD screen (1024 x 768 resolution), InPlay Technologies digitizer
* Anti-reflective screen treatment
* Integrated 2.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED lights
* Fingerprint scanner
* Contactless smartcard reader
* RFID reader
* Fully rugged
o MIL-STD-810F and IP54 compliant
o 3 foot drop approved
o Magnesium alloy chassis
o Sealed all-weather design
o Rain-, spill-, dust- and vibration-resistant
* Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/draft-n
* Bluetooth® v2.0 + EDR
* Integrated docking connector
* Integrated options:

o Optional integrated WWAN / Gobi™-enabled mobile broadband (EV-DO and HSPA)

o Global position system (GPS) receiver
o 2D barcode reader (also reads 1D barcodes)
* 6 hour battery life
* Twin Hot-swappable batteries
* 3.4 lbs (with batteries)
* 10.4” (W) x 10.6” (H) x 1.3” – 2.3” (D)

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