Panasonic has launched it’s Toughbook 33 rugged 2-in-1 laptop with 12-inch QHD display and an unprecedented 3:2 screen aspect ratio. Panasonic Toughbook 33 runs Windows 10 Pro and the company claims that it is the world’s first fully rugged 2-in-1 PC with a 3:2 screen.
The Panasonic Toughbook lineup is usually equipped with a 16:9 aspect ratio display, which was once a scaled hit for Windows or even tablets running Android OS. However, with the Toughbook 33, Panasonic decided to move to the 3:2 ratio, and company says that 3:2 aspect ratio is ideal for viewing business applications for mobile field service professionals.
This new Panasonic rugged Toughbook is powered by seventh-generation Intel Core i5 / i7 vPro processors coupled with 8GB or 16GB of RAM. It comes with 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage. This laptop has been designed for use even in heavy rain or bright sunlight, and the Toughbook 33 is available with the option of Windows 10 or Windows 7 Professional as operating system.
The Panasonic Toughbook 33 features a 12-inch QHD (1440×2160 pixels) anti-reflective high brightness (1200 nits) display. It comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and triple LED flash, and has a 1080p webcam with dual array mic for video chatting. In terms of connectivity, the Toughbook 33 offers USB 3.0, 4G LTE, HDMI, LAN, microSDXC, and headset ports while the detachable keyboard comes with two USB 3.0, USB 2.0, LAN, Serial, HDMI, SDXC, and VGA ports. Further, there is an IP55 digitiser pen that provides user with accuracy while writing, working, or giving signatures.
The rugged tablet has an IP65-rating for dust and water resistance. The laptop (with detachable keyboard) weighs 2.76kg, while just the tablet part weighs 1.53kg. Panasonic Toughbook 33 price is around $3,649 with keyboard and will be made available later this month.