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For a convertible device meant for rugged business environments, look no further than the Panasonic Toughbook 20. It's right in the name.
Unlike most 2-in-1s, the Panasonic Toughbook 20 is certified for dust, drop and shock protection. It ships with Windows 10 Pro and sports plenty of power without needing a fan for cooling. After all, falls break fans and vents let in dust and debris. The device also has numerous mounts, casings and accessories to meet enterprise needs.
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The Panasonic Toughbook 20 is purpose built for businesses that rely on highly specific legacy applications and it's very configurable. Panasonic offers options for features such as satellite GPS, a barcode scanner and a credit card reader. Even the 8-megapixel rear camera is optional, because it's a security liability for some companies.
Display: 10.1-inch 10-point multi-touch, 1920 x 1200, glove friendly with optional digitizer
Chipset: Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro, 1.1 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz, 4 MB cache
Memory: 8 GB SDRAM, 128 GB solid-state drive (SSD) with heater, optional 256/512 GB SSD with heaters
Build: 10.7 x 9.2 x 1.3 inches, 3.9 pounds
Battery: 11.4 V, 2600mAh lithium-ion battery, optional second battery in keyboard dock
Camera: 1080p front-facing webcam, optional rear camera with triple LED flash
Features: Designed for MIL-STD-810G (drop, shock, vibration, rain, dust, sand, altitude, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, temperature shock, humidity, explosive atmosphere), and MIL-STD-461F and IP65 sealed
Price: Around $3,000, depending on the reseller
This article originally appeared in the June issue of the Modern Mobility e-zine.
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