Panasonic Anounces Toughbook 33 2-in-1 Ruggedized Detachable Laptop

Panasonic has announced the U.S. availability of the Panasonic Toughbook 33, claimed to be the first fully-rugged 2-in-1 detachable laptop that features a 3:2 display. Inspired by the hard-working mobile professionals, the Toughbook 33 2-in-1 detachable laptop delivers rugged mobility in a customizable package along with a generation of backward compatibility for mobile professionals.

Designed in consultation with Toughbook device users from a number of demanding industries including police, fire, government and enterprise professionals, the 12 fully-rugged 2-in-1 detachable laptop is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards to perform in even the most grueling and extreme conditions. The Toughbook 33 2-in-1 laptop comes with a 3:2 display, making it easier to handle, and ideal for workers viewing business applications like law enforcement officers using Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD). Other benefits of a 3:2 over a widescreen include less vertical scrolling, an aspect ratio that better approximates the feel of 8.5 x 11 paper and less interference around airbag zones for better vehicle-occupant safety.

“From the beginning, weve designed the Toughbook product line with the demands of the mobile workforce in mind and the 2-in-1 Toughbook 33 device is the truest expression of that commitment to date,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “From its remarkable 3:2 display to its durable-but-flexible detachable design, the Toughbook 33 laptop is purpose-built to reset expectations for rugged mobility.”

An evolution of the best-selling Panasonic Toughbook 31 and Toughbook 20 product lines, the Toughbook 33 2-in-1 laptop is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and Windows 10 Pro, delivering incredible performance. Working to address customer concerns about their Windows 10 migration, Panasonic is pleased to announce that the Toughbook 33 device will also be available with a Windows 7 Professional downgrade powered by 6th Gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. This ensures compatibility with existing deployments thereby helping customers plan for a smoother transition to Windows 10.

Panasonic says the 1200 nit QHD screen incorporates a 15% larger display than any other device in its class and is the highest resolution as well as brightest 2-in-1 display in the industry. The combination of an infrared webcam and the Windows Hello application allows customers to use facial recognition, iris scanning or fingerprint scanning for user authentication1,2. The Toughbook 33 2-in-1 laptop is built for maximum mobility with two twin hot-swappable batteries that provide 10 hours of life based upon MobileMark 2014. In addition, the optional Long Life Battery configuration doubles battery life to 20 hours for the most demanding mobile professionals. The Toughbook 33 laptop provides six flexible usage modes and offers two keyboards to choose from to accommodate the unique needs of different mobile professionals.

As for vehicle installations, the Toughbook 33 device is available with two different vehicle docks for new deployments. The first is a tablet vehicle dock. The second is a 2-in-1 vehicle dock which utilizes the Premium Keyboard and can be mounted either in laptop (clamshell) or convertible mode. For Panasonics large customer installation base of Toughbook 31 vehicle docks, Panasonic is offering a drop-in-replacement 31 Vehicle Dock Adapter (VDA) with removable Lite Keyboard that offers investment protection for customers who wish to reuse their installed vehicle docks to save precious time and resources. The wide assortment of vehicle docking solutions underscores Panasonic’s commitment to its customers’ diverse needs, recognizing that one size does not fit all and developing the right solution for each.

Panasonic Toughbook 33 Key Features:

Fully Rugged Design: Magnesium alloy chassis. MIL-STD-810G and IP65 all-weather design in addition to an IP55 digitizer pen for workers that need the highest levels of writing, drawing or signature accuracy in toughf weather conditions.

Processor & Operating System:
Intel Core i5-7300U vPro 2.6GHz Processor (opt. i7-7600U)
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i5-6300U vPro 2.4GHz Processor (opt. i7-6600U)
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit downgrade

Anti-Reflective Display: 12.0 3:2 QHD 2160×1440, capacitive gloved multi touch with IP55 digitizer stylus pen. Wide view angle display with direct bonding, 1200 nit sunlight-viewable screen

Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth, dual pass-through antenna. Optional Dedicated GPS and/or 4G LTE-Advanced

Storage: 256GB SSD with heater (optional 512GB), 8GB onboard RAM (optional 16GB)

Long Battery Life: 10 hours battery life (optional 20 hours), twin-battery design for hot-swap battery replacement

Cameras: 1080p webcam, 8MP rear camera1
Windows Hello: Facial recognition, iris scanning or fingerprint scanning1,2

Integrated Options: Choice of Barcode or Serial (true) or 2nd USB, Choice of Insertable SmartCard or Contactless SmartCard or Fingerprint readers

Backwards Compatibility: With previous generation of Toughbook 31 vehicle docks

Accessories: Panasonic’s assortment of accessories match the ruggedness of the Toughbook 33 and all of the ways its diverse customers use it, whether in a vehicle, office or on the go.

For complete product details, visit:
http:/www.us.panasonic.com/toughbook/33

The Panasonic Toughbook 33 laptop comes with the detachable Premium Keyboard for those looking for the flexibility of a 2-in-1 solution, but it can also be purchased as a tablet only. The Panasonic Toughbook 33 fully rugged 2-in-1 laptop will be available from authorized Panasonic resellers later this month at an estimated U.S. street price starting around $3,649.

All Panasonic Toughbook laptops and tablets come standard with the industry’s most comprehensive 3-year warranty and 24/7 IT support.

Notes:
1 Available with 7th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors
2 Fingerprint reader is available as an integrated option on the Toughbook 33

Source: Panasonic Corporation of North America

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