Panasonic has announced that a new Toughbook 33 will be accessible to buy in a US really soon, claiming it’s a many durable 2-in-1 going, and a initial entirely imperishable detachable laptop to have a 3:2 aspect ratio display.
This is a 12-inch hybrid with a magnesium amalgamate framework that meets both MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards, being designed to be used in all weathers, and a many “gruelling and impassioned conditions”. Even a digitiser coop is IP55 certified.
The 3:2 arrangement creates this device easier to hoop out in a field, Panasonic notes, and it has a fortitude of 2,160 x 1,440. It’s a capacitive multi-touch arrangement that can be used with gloves, and it has a whopping liughtness of 1200 nits to safeguard prominence outdoor even on balmy days.
Processor options embody a Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-7300U vPro CPU using during 2.6GHz – or an i7-7600U – or we can go Skylake if we prefer, with a Core i5-6300U vPro using during 2.4GHz (or an i7-6600U).
That’s corroborated with 8GB of complement RAM (optionally we can boost that to 16GB), with a 256GB SSD for storage (which again can be doubled adult to 512GB).
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with discretionary dedicated GPS, and an discretionary 4G LTE modem. There are dual cameras on-board, with a 1080p front-facer and 8-megapixel back camera – with a Kaby Lake CPU models, we get facial approval around Windows Hello (and there’s also an discretionary fingerprint reader).
As for battery life, that’s 10 hours (according to Panasonic’s contrast with MobileMark 2014), with a twin battery pattern permitting for hot-swap replacements – a discretionary ‘long life battery’ pattern gets 20 hours of extract while out and about.
Panasonic also offers a choice of dual keyboards for a Toughbook 33, and a operation of other accessories including car docks. And we get a three-year guaranty with a device.
As we competence expect, this turn of power, continuance and coherence doesn’t come cheap, with a cover pitched during a starting cost of $3,649 (around £2,800, AU$4,900) when it hits a shelves after this month.
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