Tools and Equipment
Panasonic’s Toughbook 20 is detachable
By Renée Francoeur
January 11, 2016 – Panasonic says it is introducing “the world’s first fully rugged detachable laptop”: the Toughbook 20.
As mobile workers are “charged with completing increasingly complex tasks in the field, the Toughbook 20 features the power required to get the job done,” Panasonic says, including a 6th Generation Intel Core vPro processor technology, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM and choice of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional.
The Toughbook 20 offers six usage modes. Besides being used as a traditional laptop, tablet can be detached and used by itself or flipped 180-degrees to show content in presentation mode. The device features a magnesium alloy case, fanless design, locking port covers, raised bezel, solid state drive (SSD) heater and a built-in handle, which also serves as a kickstand.
It also has a 10.1-in. sunlight-viewable 800-nit IPS display with gloved multi-touch capabilities, a waterproof stylus pen and a backlit keyboard that Panasonic says is 16% larger than the Toughbook 19. There is also a standard 2MP webcam and optional 8MP rear camera.