Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 is detachable, ruggedised & super-tough

Panasonic's upcoming Toughbook CF-20 isn't just a high performance hybrid device, it is probably the most rugged as well, designed to survive in the hands of the most destructive and careless users with aplomb. 

If your rugged lifestyle isn't the best match for frail gadgets that come apart at the slightest hint of contact, Toughbook CF-20 ought to be your gadget of choice.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20: Build

Toughbook CF-20's 1.76 kg body is made of magnesium alloy with polymer and elastomer edge protectors to guard against hard knocks and falls. The detachable tablet is built to military specifications that include an IP65 water-proof and dust-proof rating. The SSD drive is fitted with a heater to perform in cold conditions and rubber plugs protect the device' ports just in case it goes under water.

You won't have to take your gloves off as well to operate the touchscreen in severe cold weather.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20: The machines

Toughbook CF-20 is powered by Intel's latest Core m5-6Y57 vPro Skylake processor. The device also holds an internal storage of 256GB and an impressive 8GB of RAM. You can also fit in additional storage of either 256GB or 512GB if you like and the 2,600 mAh battery can also be swapped with a secondary battery, thus prolonging the device' life to up to 14 hours.

The 1.1 GHz CPU may not be enough for premium performance, but in the kind of places Toughbook CF-20 is built to operate in, you're not expected to be playing Call of Duty.

Toughbook CF-20 runs Windows 10 Pro and additional features include Intel® HD Graphics 515 card and 2D barcode reader.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20: Display

Toughbook CF-20's display is highly sensitive given that you can operate it with gloves on. The 10.1-inch screen runs the latest IPS outdoor display technology and rocks a resolution of 1920 x 1200p which is slightly stronger than a Full HD display in smartphones.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20: Pricing and availability

Toughbook CF-20 is slated to be released in January and its starting price will be £2,218 plus VAT, which sounds a bit too much but a superior shock-proof design isn't expected to come cheap.

Panasonic is also offering a three-year standard warranty for the device which should ensure that you'll probably own it for a long, long time.

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