Panasonic has launched the company’s latest fully-rugged ToughBook CF-20 in India at a price tag of Rs. 2.25 Lakhs (estimated price plus taxes). It will be available in India in August 2016 from authorised resellers and it comes with three-year limited warranty. It’s a fully-rugged 2-in-1 lightweight Toughbook and it is the first Toughbook that detaches easily to become a 10.1-inch tablet. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 is built for field services, utilities, oil and gas, transportation and logistics, healthcare, insurance, public safety and defence. In terms of durability, it meets MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F military specifications, and IP65 water and dust resistance.
Commenting on the launch, Kensei Isaki, Manager, Asia Pacific & India Sales Section, Overseas Sales Department, IT Products Business Division (ITPBD), AVC Networks Company, said:
“Panasonic Toughbook have been designed to meet the evolving business needs of the enterprises. While enterprises continue to diversify, the need of the hour is mobile computing. Mobility particularly at mission-critical situations give an edge to businesses. We are proud to state that Panasonic is amongst the few device manufacturers to offer complete customization for our rugged-devices, in-house. Toughbook CF-20 too, will complement the existing business ecosystem, driven by factors such as improving mobility infrastructure, combined with business and workforce demand.”
Mr. Gunjan Sachdev, National Business Head – Toughbook, Panasonic India, further added:
“Toughbook CF-20 is a validation of our proud legacy. It showcases our excellence and experience of nearly two decades of manufacturing rugged devices to accomplish the mission of professionals in the most demanding work environments. Aimed to meet the evolving needs of enterprises, the CF-20 is bundled with a broad range of configurable options, the ability to detach the tablet from notebook provides ultimate flexibility, an unparalled reliability and enterprise-grade features. The device comes as an ideal product for a host of usage scenarios in the industry. With CF-20 we are looking at increasing our market share from the existing 60%.”
It features Windows 10 Pro, the CF-20 is powered by 6th generation 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro processor (up to 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost) with Intel HD Graphics 515, and comes with a 128GB SSD (up to 512GB), and 8GB of RAM and an optional bridge battery that allows hot swap battery replacement for continuous use. Users can opt for Windows 7 Professional as well.
Additionally, it sports a glove-enabled 10.1-inch full-HD touchscreen and purpose-built Vehicle Mount and Desktop Port Replicator, armed to meet all mobile computing needs at extreme conditions.
Connectivity options include USB, SD card reader, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE and GPS.