Panasonic Toughbook C1 Tablet PC Offers Increased Battery Life
The Toughbook C1's start-up time is approximately 30 percent faster compared to the previous model.Panasonic Solutions Company, a provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for government and commercial enterprises, announced upgrades to the Toughbook C1, a lightweight 12.1-inch convertible tablet notebook. The new version comes equipped with a 320GB base hard drive, up to 12 hours of battery life, 2GB RAM (expandable to 8GB) and an increased Intel Core i5-2520M vPro processor (2.50GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz). In addition, the Toughbook C1's start-up time is approximately 30 percent faster compared to the previous model. The company said the Toughbook C1 convertible tablet form factor is ideal for road warriors and mobile workers in a variety of environments including healthcare, education and field sales. The upgraded Toughbook C1 maintains its embedded wireless connectivity, including Bluetooth v2.1 and optional Qualcomm's Gobi2000 3G mobile broadband technology.
The device is certified on the AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless 3G networks, and the tablet also has Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, offering improved connectivity options for mobile workers. At 3.28 lbs, the lightweight Toughbook C1 with the triple-hinge design is created for a mobile workforce that requires durability and portability. The upgraded Toughbook C1 is expected to be available in July 2011 from authorized Panasonic reseller starting at an estimated street price of $2,599 and includes a full three-year limited warranty, parts and labor, providing coverage wherever the unit may be deployed.