Panasonic has unveiled its new Toughbook H2 rugged tablet which is said to be the successor of the Toughbook H1 that was unveiled earlier this year. The H2 is basically an updated version that comes with a more powerful processor and allows a much better multitasking experience. It runs the Windows 7 OS in either 32bit or 64bit and gets powered by an Intel 1.7GHz Core i5-2557M vPro Ultra Low Voltage Processor with Turbo Boost Technology which will escalate its processing power to 2.7GHz instead of the Intel Atom Z540 Processor found in its predecessor.
Like its predecessor, the H2 also comes with IP65 certification as well as being MIL-STD-810G tested for protection against drops up to 6 feet, against all weather conditions, it is certified for vehicle use and comes with a sealed body to reduce the risk of contamination of potentially pathogenic microorganisms. The Panasonic ToughBook H2 comes equipped with a 320GB hard drive or 128GB solid state drive, 4GB of RAM which can be expanded to 8GB.
It boosts a 10.1-inch dual touch anti-glare and anti-reflective display with Panasonic’s TransflectivePlus display technology that will generate up to 6000 nit of transflective brightness. The device weighs only 3.5lbs and has 2 twin hot-swappable batteries that promises 6.5 hours of battery life plus connectivity options such as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth plus optional Qualcomm Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology allowing multi carriers connectivity for networks such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless 3G networks and optional 4G mobile broadband.
The Panasonic ToughBook H2 Rugged Tablet is expected to be available worldwide later this month and will be available on the US market for a suggested market price of $3,449.