Panasonic Toughbook C1 Unfazed By Slate Form Factor
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Remember the TabletPCs at the beginning of the millennium? Yeah, we’re not sure we want to either. You would think that with rise of new slate tablets (the stereotypical suspect being the iPad) the convertible form factor would be on the retreat. Well, Panasonic obviously didn’t get the memo, as the Toughbook C1 is keeping it real, 2003 style.
Like the rest of Panasonic’s bricks with buttons – that is, the Toughbook line – the C1 is not supposed to be a stunning statement of style. It is a rigid box of functionality. Here is the spec listing:
- Intel Core i5-520 @ 2.4 GHz
- Up to 8 GB DDR3
- Shock-Mounted, Flex-Connect 250 GB HDD
- 12.1” LED-backlit screen with multitouch
- WXGA 1280×800 Resolution
- 10 Hour Claimed Battery Life
- 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
- Optional Gobi 2000 mobile broadband card
- Triple hinge design designed to survive a 30-inch drop (they are called Toughbooks for a reason)
Still interested? It comes at a $2499 starting price, so if you are lucky enough to have plenty of money to burn at the bank, feel free to pick one up.