Panasonic launches Toughbook CF-C2 with Windows 8

Panasonic_toughbook.jpgPanasonic has launched its rugged Toughbook CF-C2 in India. It is expected to be available in the market from January 2013 with prices starting Rs. 1 lakh (excluding taxes).

Toughbook CF-C2 comes with 12.5-inch capacitive 5-finger multi-touch display and can be used both in tablet and clamshell mode. Panasonic has added its own anti-reflection layer to this HD screen and claims that the combination makes this Toughbook 'optimal for outdoor viewing'.

It runs on Intel Core i5 vPro processor, which clocks up to 2.8GHz with 4GB RAM. One has the option to expand the RAM to 8GB. Toughbook CF-C2 comes with Windows 8 pre-loaded on it.

One has the option of choosing 9-cell, 6-cell and 3-cell battery with this computing device. The standard 6-cell battery delivers approximately 11 hours operation, the 3-cell smart battery about 5 hours and the 9-cell high approximately 15 hours of use.

For connectivity, Toughbook CF-C2 comes with GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0, Wireless LAN a/b/g/n and optional Sierra MC8305 3G module. One also has an option to add NFC to this Toughbook.

In terms of durability, Panasonic is vouching that Toughbook CF-C2 can withstand drops of up to 76cm (6angles), comes with a water resistant keyboard and touchpad and strengthened glass on the LCD.

According to the company, the Toughbook CF-C2 is designed keeping in mind consumers who are always on the go and need to multi-task and require multiple ways to input data.

"The new Toughbook CF-C2 is one of the most durable and flexible business convertible PC's in the market," said Gunjan Sachdev. General Manager, National Business Head, Panasonic Toughbook. "With its desktop-like performance, high class connectivity, long battery and advanced mobility technologies, such as enhanced triple hinges, bridge battery and ergonomic hand-free strap, this device is the perfect work companion for healthcare professionals, aviation technicians and automotive engineers."

In the category of semi-ruggedised Toughbooks, Panasonic is also offering CF-53 which comes with Windows 7 Professional pre-loaded.

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