Panasonic India has launched a convertible PC with the name Toughbook CF-C2. The PC has been designed especially for the professionals working in the areas of medical,airlines and automobile industry.This device has come with the popularity that it is the first Toughbook to be launched on the windows 8 operating system.
Why buy a Toughbook?
Toughbook is the more rugged version of the laptops which allows the devices to function smoothly in the situations where the other devices are prone to fail.It is a boon for those site workers who stays mobile and works in tough conditions. Toughbooks as compared to laptops are more reliable in these conditions and provides better value for the money spent.
The main advantages of using Toughbook ahead of other laptops are
- Less repairs to the device
- No losing time
- No lost work
- Increased up time
- Can withstand drops
- Can withstand bumps
- Can withstand extreme working temperatures
- Can withstand dust and high humidity
- Greater return on investment for the owner
- Reliable and versatile as compared to laptops
Toughbooks are bought and used mainly by the professionals who require higher rugged versions of the laptops to be compatible with their working environments. With all these aspects in mind, Panasonic India has launched the Toughbook CF-C2 model which is exclusively being aimed at the high end users in the medical, aviation and automobile industries.
The PC runs on the all new windows 8 operating system and is rated to have high performance,high level connectivity and better battery backup compared to other same class devices in the market. Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 will come with better mobility technologies as per the statement released by the national business head of Panasonic brand in India.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 Specs
- Capacitive 5 finger Multi touch display
- 12.5’’ HD screen also has the IPS technology under its belt which allows higher number of wide viewing angles for the PC And higher contrast ratio.
- Strengthened Glass on LCD makes the device rugged.
- Processor featured on the device will be the all new Intel i core i5-3427 U vProTM ultra processor the device will also use the Intel turbo boost technology
- The device will have a storage capacity of 4 GB with the extendable option up to 8 GB.
- Supports Bluetooth 4.0
- Suppots Wireless LAN
- Optional support for Sierra MC8305 3 G module
- The device is equipped with bar code reader
- Supports Intel anti theft and computrance security features in its specs
- Can be equipped with near field communication
- Can be equipped with Smart card slot
- VGA and modems can be added to the device via flexible configuration ports
- The all new VProTM feature helps for the easy IT management of the windows 8 device.
- Water resistant keyboard
- It can withstand drops of up to 76 cm
- Removable triangular hands free-strap for usage with single hand at any angles
- 720 p front web camera for chatting and Skype calls to the clients.
- 720p rear camera can be added optionally to the the device as per the requirement of the users
- Front camera will take images with the resolution of up to 1280 x 720 while the HD optional rear camera can take images with a better resolution of up to 2048 x 1536.
- Can change the main battery without powering down the device
- Standard 6 cell battery can provide us with the time period of of around 11 hours operation while the 3 cell smart battery gives around 5 hours of operation to the device.If you are looking for longer duration usage , then you should consider the 9 cell high capacity battery which can give you more than 15 hours of usage.
- It is the only convertible tablet equipped with the Bridge battery setup to enable continous use without powering down.
- No fan
Who should buy Panasonic Tough book CF-C2?
The device is specially designed for the professionals in the fields of automobile , aviation and medical industries as per the official statement from the Panasonic India. But the device can be used by any professional who loves multitasking and needs to have a reliable PC supporting their professional life.
Panasonic Tough book CF-C2 Price
Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 is priced at 1 lakh rupees ( excluding the taxes) in the Indian market. It is expected to come live at the Indian stores in the January 2013 and will have the latest windows 8 update to power its core.
Europe is expected to get the feel of this device by December 2012 and will be priced in the range of €2,149 plus the official taxes applicable in the country.
Should you buy the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 windows 8 device?
If you fall into that category of mobile professional who is always on the go and works in highly demanding conditions, then Toughbook is the best option for you ahead of a laptop.With the best operating system windows 8 to power the device buying a Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 would not be a bad option either.