Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Panasonic introduces Toughbook H2

Panasonic Toughbook H2

Panasonic today announced the Toughbook H2, a fully-rugged, ergonomic Windows tablet PC. The Toughbook H2 is powered by an Intel Core i5-2557M vPro processor (1.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) for faster speeds and enhanced device management. The device also comes standard with 4GB RAM, expandable to 8GB, and a 320GB 7200rpm hard disk drive, with an optional 128GB solid state drive available.

Starting at only 3.5 pounds, the H2 delivers 6.5 hours of battery life and includes fast charging twin hot-swappable batteries that allow for virtually limitless use, maximizing up time. Panasonic has also upgraded the desktop cradle to improve charge time to three hours.

Panasonic Toughbook H2 Specifications

  • Genuine Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel Core i5-2557M vPro processor (1.7GHz)
  • 4-8GB RAM
  • 320GB (7200rpm) shock-mounted HHD or optional 128GB SSD
  • 10.1" XGA sunlight-viewable dual touch LCD
  • TransflectivePlus technology (up to 6000 nit)
  • Circular polarizer with anti-glare and anti-reflective screen treatments
  • 6.5 hour battery life
  • Twin hot-swappable batteries
  • 3.5 lbs (with both batteries)
  • 10.8" (L) x 10.6" (W) x 2.3" (H)
  • Fully-Rugged
  • MIL-STD-810G certified (6 foot drop)
  • Magnesium alloy chassis – encased in polycarbonate
  • Sealed all-weather design
  • Embedded Connectivity
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (Class 1)
    • Optional 4G mobile broadband (Fall 2011)
    • Optional Gobi2000 3G mobile broadband
  • Integrated Options
    • Global positioning system (GPS) receiver
    • Barcode reader
  • 2MP auto-focus camera with LED light
  • RFID reader
  • Interfaces
    • True serial
    • USB (optional 2nd USB port – replaces ethernet)
    • Ethernet
  • Optional Security Features
    • Fingerprint reader
  • Contactless SmartCard reader
  • Insertable SmartCard reader – configurable for Common Access Card (CAC) use


The Panasonic Toughbook H2 will be available worldwide in July 2011. In the United States, the base Toughbook H2 model is expected to be available at an estimated street price of $3,449 from authorized Panasonic resellers and distributors backed with a three-year limited warranty.


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