The Panasonic Computer spokesman in the video below will give you all the reasons why the new Toughbook C1 12.1” Convertible Tablet PC is a perfect match for mobile workers, so let's get right down to the specs on this durable device. Powered by an Intel Core i5 520M vPro processor (2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz, and Intel Smart Cache 3MB) the Toughbook C1 is described as the world’s lightest 12.1” convertible tablet PC, weighing in at 3.2 pounds with one battery and 3.7 lbs with two batteries for up to 10 hours of battery life. It sports a triple hinge design with screen rotation lock and it supports multi-touch and digitizers, so you can use a finger or an electronic stylus pen on the touch screen. There's a shock-mounted, flex-connect 250GB hard drive, a fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm. WiMAX and 3G mobile broadband modules can also be embedded in Toughbook C1.
The Panasonic Toughbook C1 will be available worldwide in June, in the U.S. it will be priced at $2499.
Being a "Toughbook," the unit is designed to endure drops, bumps and
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.