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Panasonic Toughbook C1 World’s lightest Core i5 Tablet
Only announced in the US of A so far, the Toughbook C1 is Panasonic’s latest i5 Tablet wonder. Our convertible offers up to 10h of battery life and still gets a descent 2.4GHz CPU (Core i5-520) with a nice 12.1” monitor sporting a 1280 x 800 resolution with LED backlight. Other specs include up to 8GB of RAM, 250Gb of HDD and WiFi ABGN…
PANASONIC INTRODUCES THE TOUGHBOOK® C1 – WORLD’S LIGHTEST 12.1″ CONVERTIBLE TABLET PC
Innovative design and exceptional performance ideal for professionals in healthcare and other highly mobile markets
Secaucus, NJ, March 2, 2010 – Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers, today introduced the Panasonic Toughbook C1, the
world’s lightest 12.1″ convertible tablet PC. The new device delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, a 30″ (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 processor
and weighing only 3.2 pounds with one battery (3.7 lbs with two), the Toughbook C1 offers desktop-class performance in a lightweight, convertible tablet form factor that is ideal for road warriors and mobile workers in a variety of markets, including healthcare, field service, sales and education.
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 ten 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 quick-release 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 an ergonomic strap and dome hand support system that cradles the hand for comfortable long term use as well as providing a natural keyboard tilt.
Meets Needs of Medical Professionals
“One of the main markets for the Toughbook C1 is healthcare,” said Greg Davidson, healthcare senior business development manager, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. “We have been working with
our healthcare customers to design a convertible tablet that truly addressed their needs. To date, the market has been making do with tablets that fail to offer the light weight, ergonomics and battery life needed by healthcare professionals. We believe the new Toughbook C1 addresses all these issues, while offering the additional benefits of excellent performance and durability.”
The Toughbook C1 is powered by the Intel® Core™ i5 (2.4GHz) processor, giving the device desktop performance in a light weight 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 with Intel® vPro™ 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.”
Real World Durability
In order to withstand the demands of a highly mobile work environment, The Toughbook C1 has been designed to endure drops, bumps and spills. The Toughbook C1 successfully survived drops of 12″ from any angle for the unit itself and from 30″ for the shock-mounted, flex-connect hard drive. Additionally, the
Toughbook C1 survived a 30″ (just over the typical height of a desk or table) drop to the base of the unit while operating. The unique Panasonic spill-resistant keyboard design protects against liquid spills of about 6 ounces (200 cc), and both the lid and base of the notebook are designed to withstand more than 225 lbs (102 Kg) of pressure. In addition, Panasonic’s commitment to quality-at both the component and finished goods level-results in a total of more than 500 checks and tests during and after production.
“An exceptional level of engineering has gone into the Toughbook C1,” said Kyp Walls, director of product
management, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. “The unique triple hinge design, the hot- swappable twin batteries, integrated hand strap and quick-release hard drive exemplify our commitment to
go beyond ‘good-enough’ and delivering products that map to how our customers use them. The Toughbook C1 sets the standard for what an enterprise convertible tablet should be.”