SINGAPORE – 30 May 2016 Panasonic today announced the launch of the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20, the world’s first fully rugged detachable tablet. Designed to deliver unrivalled versatility and flexibility for mobile workers, the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 is suited for staff in the emergency services sector. This successor to the bestselling Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-19 also offers the richest set of business interfaces and customisable options to meet varied business needs. As the first fully rugged Toughbook™ to ship with Windows 10 Pro, the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 can be regarded as best mobile business device for the mobile workforce of today. The Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 is also the first Toughbook™ to be powered by the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor technology.

“The Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 is designed to be the perfect work companion in almost any environment, from inside the police car to a rainforest. Its ability to function as both a notebook and tablet offers users a highly versatile experience without giving up the ruggedness needed to withstand the toughest business conditions,” said Yasuhide Fukunaga, General Manager of Toughbook™ Solution Team, ASEAN. “The introduction of the Toughbook™ CF-20 reaffirms our commitment to deliver innovative technology that solves the needs of today’s increasingly mobile workforce.” 

Ultimate versatilityThe Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 can operate as a regular notebook, in presentation mode, or as a tablet when detached. Using the in-built handle, the device can also operate in handle mode hanging on a wall, or on the arm, or whilst being carried. Finally, vehicle mode allows full functionality use of the device when on the move.

Its comprehensive range of industry ports and customisable options also provide users maximum flexibility when using the device.

Crystal clarityDesigned for outdoor use from bright sunlight to heavy rain, the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 has a 10.1", 10-finger capacitive multi-touch WUXGA screen (1920 x 1200 pixels), suitable for workers who need to operate touchscreens with gloves. The device uses the latest IPS Panel technology, which provides enhanced brightness levels of up to 800cd/m² for tablet users working outdoors. In addition, the IP55 Digitizer pen (optional) provides users with better touchscreen accuracy for writing or drawing, even in the roughest of weather conditions.

Primed to performThe Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 is powered by the latest technology to ensure top-notch performance for the length of its life. It is equipped with Intel® Core™ m5-6Y57 vPro™ processor technology (4MB cache, 1.1GHz up to 2.8 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology) with a fan-less design, Intel® HD Graphics 515, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and full Windows 10 Pro operating system. Coupled with its hot swap capabilities which allow batteries to be switched out even while in use, the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 is built to last.

To ensure mobile workers are always connected, the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 is equipped with a 2MP webcam with stereo microphones, and an 8MP documentation rear camera. There is a 4G LTE option for connection to the office and workforce management systems, and also an option for the latest U-Blox 8 GPS for precise navigation.

Supporting ecosystemThe Panasonic Toughbook™ CF- 20 has a full array of support peripherals available at launch to maximise a mobile worker’s productivity both on the road, and in the office.

The device’s slim, purpose-built vehicle dock comes with antenna pass-through for the strongest communications signal whilst in the vehicle, while its full port replication provides users with the full functionality of the device when docked. The tablet is removable when the keyboard base is in the dock, and can also be locked in storage mode when in convertible mode to allow for job routing and access to the GPS functionality.

The sleek Desktop Port Replicator allows the Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 to be used as a high performance desktop device. The four bay battery charger allows simultaneous charging of multiple batteries, making it an ideal solution for large organisations where downtime can be costly.

Rugged yet user-friendlyThe Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 draws upon its heritage for ruggedness with a magnesium and IP65 and MIL-STD 810G rated design, making it ideal for all outdoor usage. This latest generation of Toughbook™ is more mobile than ever – weighing just 1.76kg in notebook mode, or 950g as a detachable tablet, well below the 2kg industry standard for a device of this kind.

With its integrated handle, the device is easily portable and stable to use. Its 16 percent larger keys (compared to the previous generation) also makes data input easy.

Pricing and availabilityThe Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 notebook comes with a standard 3 year warranty and is now available from US$3,699.

The Panasonic Toughbook™ CF-20 will also be displayed at CommunicAsia from 31 May to 3 June 2016, Marina Bay Sands, at booth BG2-01.

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