Pansonic has released a couple of new Toughbooks, one a Tablet PC. The CF-19 is a convertible Tablet PC and the CF-30 is a clamshell notebook. Both models have very bright screens with the Tablet PC featuring a 550 Nit screen. I’m just asking but isn’t Nit a bizarre name or acronym?
Anyway here are some specs for the CF-19.
- Intel® Core™ Duo Processor U2400 (2MB L2 cache), Processor speed 1.06GHz, 533MHz FSB
- 80GB HDD
- 512MB SDRAM standard, expandable to 4096MB
- Optional external USB Combo Drive
- Full Magnesium Alloy case with handle
- Touchscreen PC version: 10.4″ 1024 x 768 (XGA) transmissive, daylight-readable TFT Active Matrix Color LCD
- Tablet PC version: 10.4″ 1024 x 768 (XGA) transmissive, daylight-readable TFT Active Matrix Color LCD with Digitizer
- 550 Nit LCD brightness (470 Nit with touch screen) with new Low Reflection Screen Coating
- Dimensions: 1.9″ (H) x 10.7″ (W) x 8.5″ (D)
- Weight: 5 lbs.
- Battery Life: 7 hours, depending on use conditions
- Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG LAN Connection 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth v2.0
- Optional integrated WWAN (EV-DO, HSDPA)
- Optional Integrated GPS receiver
- Security features include: 32-character Password Security: Supervisor, User; Cable lock slot; Trusted Platform Module (TPM) v.1.2 security chip, optional finger print scanner
- Touchscreen PC version: Genuine Windows: XP Professional SP2, Panasonic Handwriting, Software Keyboard, Display Rotation Tool
- Tablet PC version: Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Display Rotation Tool
- 3-year limited warranty, parts & labor
By the way, we’d love to give one of these Toughbooks, or any other ruggedized Tablet PC a once over in an InkShow, if any of the OEMs would care to comply. (Doesn’t hurt to ask.)