Panasonic has just unveiled its brand new TOUGHBOOK G2 in the US and Canada. The new 2-in-1 comes with a detachable tablet and optional keyboard that features an innovative modular design and user-detachable expansion packs (xPAKs).
Panasonic says the new TOUGHBOOK G2 is “designed to meet the changing needs of today’s mobile workforce and help users tackle the toughest, mission-critical tasks and tasks.” Because of its sturdy design, it is clearly not aimed at professionals doing office work, but rather those who need something very sturdy. It has military MIL-STD 810H certification and IP65 for water and dust.
The G2 has a modular design that supports the changing needs of manufacturing, retail, logistics and more. It has three modular expansion areas and up to 36 different xPAK combinations. The TOUGHBOOK G2 can easily meet all requirements with features such as a serial port, thermal imaging camera, barcode reader, SSD with quick release and more. Surprisingly, the G2 is backward compatible with the G1 and over 20 docks, which the company says helps “protect customers’ investments and reduce total cost of ownership while future-proofing purchases.”
The TOUGHBOOK G2 has a 10.1-inch display with 1920 x 1200 and a capacitive touchscreen with a brightness of up to 1,000 nits. In terms of performance, the G2 features Intel Core i5 and i7 vPro processor configurations to deliver powerful performance. It has 16/32 GB of RAM and 512 GB-1 TB NVMe SSD with quick-change functionality. It also comes with Windows 10 Pro pre-installed.
As for connectivity, it has WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, as well as a dual SIM slot, one for a physical card while the other is an eSim. It supports 4G LTE and also has GPS. There are 3 modular expansion areas and 3 programmable buttons. The speakers can reach up to 88 dB and there is also a webcam cover and an optional keyboard. The TOUGHBOOK G2 has a 6,300 mAh battery and, according to the company, can last 18.5 hours on a single charge.
The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2 is available now, starting at $ 2,999 on Panasonic.
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