Panasonic had released its tablet, the Toughbook H1 back in 2010. The Toughbook was tough, and how! It was supremely resistant to all of nature’s vile forces- cold, heat, water, dust, shock, you name it. The only drawback was the lack of performance, along with a scarcity of ports. Panasonic has addressed both these issues and much more with its new Toughbook H2 tablet.
As far as its hardware is concerned, Panasonic manages to leave no stone unturned. With a crème de la crème 1.7 GHz Intel i5 2557M processor employed to run the tablet, speed will not be an issue with the Toughbook H2. Intel’s vPro technology is featured in the ULV processor. The Toughbook H2 also boasts of up to 8 GB of RAM. Solid State Drives have been used for maximum data transfer rates, resulting in the inclusion of a 128 GB SSD. A 320 GB 7200 RPM shock mounted removable hard drive is also present. For maximum viewing comfort, the Toughbook H2 features a 10 inch 6000 nit XGA display with a wide viewing angle. A 2 MP camera serves its imaging purposes.
The Toughbook H2 will run on Windows 7 Professional OS. However, it will be fully compatible with Windows 8 as well. It also includes 3G connectivity. A fingerprint sensor, SmartCard reader, Bar code scanner and GPS system will also be included. The Toughbook H2 promises around 7 hours of battery life, with the help of its dual batteries. Apart from that, it will also be capable of connecting via WiFi and Bluetooth.
The Toughbook H2 weighs in at 3.5 lbs, only a slight increase from the H1’s 3.4 lbs. The H2 will cost around 3,449 for its basic version, with additional peripherals costing extra.