Panasonic Toughbook 20 — Two-in-One Computer You Can Use Six Different Ways!

Depending on how you look at it, the Toughbook 20 is a rugged tablet that snaps onto an exceptionally well integrated keyboard, or a laptop where the display comes off and can be used as a tablet.

Are you looking for a computer with the best of both worlds? Something extremely tough but still sleek and sophisticated with the ability to use in many different ways. Depending on how you look at it, the Toughbook 20 is a rugged tablet that snaps onto an exceptionally well integrated keyboard, or a laptop where the display comes off and can be used as a tablet. The versatility the Panasonic CF-20 provides is something many other rugged computer manufacturers are beginning to design because of the trending market demand for a hybrid tablet and laptop in one.

The Panasonic Toughbook 20 is a 2-in-1 device specifically designed for field use by police, military, field service, logistics, oil and gas, and transportation. At only 3.9 pounds, this 2-in-1 laptop is lightweight and extremely versatile. The clever built in handle can even be used as a kickstand, providing on-the-job flexibility. Offering the best of all worlds for mobile workers, the Toughbook 20 can be used in six different usage modes including: normal laptop, isolated tablet, inscription flipped 180 degrees for presentations, automobile mode with keyboard attached, built-in lift mode or unresolved on a wall, and car mode while the device is on the move.

The Toughbook CF-20 convertible rugged laptop comes standard with a sixth-generation Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro™ processor with 128GB solid state drive, 8GB RAM, HD Graphics 51 GPU, and Windows 10 Professional. The device has a 10.1″ WUXGA 1920 x 1200 sunlight viewable tough screen, and can optionally come with a digitizer for stylus input.

This extremely versatile device meets military standards of MIL-STD-810G for electromagnetic interference, plus working through drops and extreme conditions such as shocks, rain,vibration, dust, sand, and extreme temperatures. The Panasonic Toughbook 20, 2-in-1 device also offers additional options such as GPS and 4G LTE mobile broadband, in addition to SmartCard technology, serial port, magstripe and 1D/2D barcode reader, plus a fingerprint scanner can be added for extended security.

The rugged Toughbook 20 has a broad selection of optional accessories including a desktop dock, vehicle docks, rotating hand strap, 4-bay battery charger, carrying cases and more, all available at Group Mobile.

Contact one of Group Mobile’s trusted technology advisors to get a personalized quote today.

Panasonic Semi-Rugged Toughbook 53 & Toughbook 54 — A Review

Rugged notebooks are largely purchased by enterprise businesses deploying workers in hazardous environments or by local and federal government agencies such as police, firefighters, enforcement, military mechanics or with mobile workers who require a laptop to survive just about anything.

Why would someone buy a semi-rugged laptop over a fully rugged laptop? This is a great question many ask when shopping the market for ruggedized laptops, tablets and handled computers. Fully rugged, semi-rugged, ultra-rugged, business-rugged are all terms floating around the rugged computer market — so, how do you know the right solution to choose for your mobile workforce? Rugged notebooks are largely purchased by enterprise businesses deploying workers in hazardous environments or by local and federal government agencies such as police, firefighters, enforcement, military mechanics or with mobile workers who require a laptop to survive just about anything. Semi-rugged notebook computers are purpose-built for mobile workers, designed with a magnesium alloy case, a shock or gel-mounted hard disk drive, and a spill-proof keyboard. Semi-rugged laptops are very good for travel and outdoor use, and are best for people who travel often and need to occasionally work outside, or inside a vehicle while on the road.  A semi rugged laptop is more durable, lasts longer, and requires less frequent repairs, creating a lasting return on investment.

Panasonic Toughbook 53

If you are searching for a semi-rugged laptop, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is an excellent choice, and one of our best selling semi-rugged notebooks. With a 14-inch HD LED display, Windows, Intel Core i5 vPro and a multi-touch touchpad, it performs like a desktop with the convenience of a notebook. With a growing number of workers spending a significant amount of time working from the road, professionals need their technology to offer performance and connectivity while at the same time keeping up with the rigors of their jobs.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is designed with an anti-reflective and anti-glare HD display, and optional 4G LTE multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS – as well as a magnesium alloy case with handle, spill-resistant keyboard and certification to survive a 3-foot drop, the semi-rugged Toughbook 53 is built to assure a high long-term return on investment for a diverse range of users in utilities, public safety, field service, home and building inspection, just to name a few.

The Toughbook 53’s shock-mounted flex-connect hard disk drive with quick release can handle bumps and vibrations to keep your important data safe. An optional hard drive heater is available for working in cold environments as well as optional solid state drives for even more protection from accidental drops.

Whether looking to purchase mobile laptops or tablet for thousands of workers or for a small team, buyers need to pay attention to total cost of ownership and return on investment. The goal is to deploy a solution that will improve productivity and function reliably over a long period of time. The goal should not be to buy a solution simply based on purchase price.  To make an educated purchase, organizations must evaluate all costs, including upfront and long-term.

Panasonic Toughbook 54 image_gallery-e1411759519426

Another exceptional option when searching for a semi-rugged notebook is the Panasonic Toughbook CF-54. The Toughbook 54 is a reliable and versatile tool for mobile workers in demanding markets such as video production, insurance, utilities, construction, field service, public safety, and government.

This highly customizable, light weight, durable Toughbook 54 comes in four different models to suit every need — Lite, Prime, Gloved Multi Touch, and Performance, each one designed to assure a high long-term return on investment for a diverse range of businesses and government agencies. The Toughbook 54 has a wide range of integrated options such as dedicated GPS, 4G LTE mobile broadband with satellite GPS, antenna dual pass-through, and insertable and contactless SmartCard readers.

The Toughbook 54 is one of the most versatile semi-rugged notebooks on the market today. It offers an optional second battery, allowing hot swap battery replacement without the need to shut down or hibernate, resulting in battery lives of up to 18 hours. The Toughbook 54 one of the most advanced semi-rugged notebooks on the market with a wide array of customizable options available to suit exact user requirements.

To learn more on Panasonic Toughbook semi-rugged laptops and how Group Mobile can assist you in implementing an affordable mobile solution, contact one of Group Mobile’s technology experts.

 

 

The Best Rugged Computers for Business Travelers!

Business travelers depend on mobile devices to stay connected and productive when they are on the go. Learn more about Group Mobile’s most popular semi-rugged laptops for business travelers — the Panasonic Toughbook 54, the Getac S400, and the Durabook S15H. 

Toughbook 54   

Delivers power and rugged portability!    

The Toughbook 54 from Panasonic uses the latest advances to create a semi-rugged laptop lighter and thinner than the competition. It features a spill-resistant, full magnesium alloy design, hard drive heater, backlit keyboard, and is available in four different models to suit every need. The Toughbook 54 has a wide range of integrated options such as dedicated GPS, 4G LTE mobile broadband with satellite GPS, antenna pass-through, and insertable and contactless SmartCard readers. It also offers an optional second battery, allowing hot swap battery replacement without the need to shut down or hibernate. It offers dual drives, another feature that makes the Toughbook 54 rugged laptop one of the most versatile and advanced semi-rugged notebooks on the market. Learn more about the Panasonic Toughbook 54 semi-rugged notebook…

Getac S400  
Built to survive demanding work environments!  

The Getac S400 is one of the most durable semi-rugged notebooks on the market. It was developed specifically for utilities, public safety, field service, and military applications. It features Getac’s KryptoShell™ body which allows the rugged S400 to withstand temperature extremes, shock, vibration, and drops from up to 2.5 feet. It features a 14-inch widescreen, sunlight-readable display, a water-resistant keyboard, and a Super Multi DVD drive. Connectivity features of the S400 include 802.11ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and other integrated wireless options including 4G LTE and a GPS receiver and antenna. Learn more about the Getac S400 semi-rugged notebook…

Durabook S15H     
Large wide-format 15.3″ display!  

The Durabook S15H is a semi-rugged laptop with a large 15.6″ display. The S15H is designed and tested to withstand wide temperature fluctuations, vibration, and a 2.5 foot drop while continuing to work in any tough environment. It comes standard a Super-Multi DVD drive and an optional webcam. Connectivity features of the S15H include 802.11 wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and mobile broadband. The Durabook S15H rugged laptop offers the power, performance, and reliability required in today’s mobile environment. Learn more about the Durabook S15H semi-rugged notebook…

Wondering if a Semi-Rugged Laptop Meets Your Needs?

What is Semi-Rugged? 

Semi-rugged laptops are typically commercial computers, with standard, off-the-shelf components that have been enhanced for rugged use. This ruggedization normally entails a magnesium case, a shock or gel-mounted hard drive and a spill-proof keyboard.

Panasonic Toughbook 53
Enhanced Performance and Versatility 
The Toughbook 53 semi-rugged notebook  has a Magnesium alloy chassis, which is much more durable than plastic or aluminum and provides extra protection from bumps and bangs. The semi-rugged classification refers to the fact that the Toughbook 53 is not sealed against the outdoor elements. It meets military standard MIL-STD-810G for altitude (up to 15,000 ft), humidity, and dust. It can also handle being dropped on six sides from 30 inches. It has a spill-resistant keyboard and a built-in handle. The Toughbook 53’s shock-mounted hard drive with quick release can handle bumps and vibrations to keep your important data safe. Read More…

Suggested Industries: Transportation and Utilities

Getac S400
High Performance and Durability
The Getac S400 is one of the most durable semi-rugged notebooks on the market. It features Getac’s KryptoShell™ body which allows the S400 to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards for temperature, shock, vibration, and drops from up to 2.5 feet. The S400 comes standard with water-resistant keyboard and is loaded with advanced security features including a built-in TPM 1.2 module, fingerprint scanner, and a SmartCard reader to provide three additional layers of security and protection for your valuable data. With its rugged design, advanced options, and powerful tools, the S400 notebook is built to handle any task that comes your way. Read More…

Suggested Industries: Business Travelers and Field Service 

General Dynamics Itronix GD6000
Vehicle Rugged Notebook
Performance and durability come together in the General Dynamics Itronix GD6000 to create a vehicle notebook that is equally reliable at home, in the office, and on the road. Designed for mobile workforces, the GD6000 is the only ruggedized notebook optimized for vehicle deployments. It meets fully rugged standards for temperature extremes, vibration, dust ingress, and humidity. It can also survive punishing 30″ drops and comes standard with a spill-resistant keyboard, and a 13.3″ touchscreen display featuring DynaVue® technology for outstanding viewability both indoors and out. Read More…

Suggested Industries: Public Safety and Transportation 

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.

 

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For a limited time you can save an additional $50 off our already-low price on any of the fully rugged Panasonic Toughbooks Group Mobile carries! We will also throw in a free screen protector! Simply mention this newsletter or enter promo code RUGGEDBLOG12 when you place an order on our website. Discount will be taken when order is processed. Offer ends March 15, 2012.  
Panasonic Toughbook 31
Reliable, ultra-rugged laptop delivers desktop-class performance

With first rate ruggedness, drop shock protection, and certification exceeding MIL-STD-810G, the Toughbook 31 is a leader in the fully rugged laptop category. Its Intel® Core™ i5 and i3 processors combined with available discrete graphics deliver amazing performance and greatly enhanced video and 3D graphics. A sunlight-viewable touchscreen display allows for work in any lighting condition. An integrated webcam option sets it apart from the competition. Read More… 

 Panasonic Toughbook 19
Comes standard with a shock-mounted hard drive and
“finger-touch” display

The unique and fully rugged Panasonic Toughbook 19 is a convertible-style computer that can be used as either a rugged notebook or as a tablet. It features a 10.4″ sunlight-viewable touchscreen display and an Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor. Integrated options include a 2MP camera, backlit keyboard, GPS receiver, Gobi™2000 mobile broadband and a dual touch LCD (touchscreen and digitizer). In addition, a 6-foot drop & IP65 certified design with a full magnesium alloy case, helps to ensure that the Toughbook 19 will stand up to the most rigorous environments. Read More…
Panasonic Toughbook H2
Ultimate productivity tool for mobile workers

The  Panasonic Toughbook H2 rugged tablet is an ideal productivity tool for mobile workers. It weighs only 3.5 pounds and is designed to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. The Toughbook H2 is powered by an Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor, 4GB SDRAM, and a 320GB 7200rpm shock-mounted, flex-connect hard drive for amazing speed and performance. It offers a complete range of embedded wireless options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and optional 4G LTE or Gobi™2000 3G mobile broadband to help users stay connected while in the field. Read More…

New Rugged Computer Products 

Here are a few of the new products from 2011 

Panasonic Toughbook 53 – Semi- rugged laptop that offers desktop performance 

Getac X500Fully rugged notebook joins extreme durability, ultra fast speed, and expandability

Panasonic Toughbook H2 – The ultimate productivity tablet computer for mobile workers

Motion CL900 – A blend of performance, integrated features, and mobility in a compact semi-rugged tablet 

GD Itronix GD2000This Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC) is a powerful, pocket-sized rugged computer

Trimble Ranger 3 – Rugged handheld that is intelligent, durable, and includes features that field professionals depend on (pictured)

Considering a Rugged Tablet?

Group Mobile carries all the leading brands of rugged tablets such as Panasonic Toughbook, GD-Itronix, Motion Computing, Xplore Technologies, Getac Inc., Trimble, DRS Armor, and more. A few of our newest rugged tablet models are featured below…

Panasonic Toughbook H2

The new rugged Panasonic Toughbook® H2 rugged tablet is an ideal productivity tool for mobile workers. The Toughbook H2 weighs only 3.5 pounds and is designed to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. The Toughbook H2 is powered by an Intel® Core™ i5-2557M vPro™ processor, 4GB SDRAM, and a 320GB 7200rpm shock-mounted, flex-connect hard drive for amazing speed and performance. Read More…

GD-Itronix GD3015

The new GD3015 semi-rugged tablet from General Dynamics Itronix delivers the full functionality of a notebook with the critical components and options mobile professionals need. It is an ideal semi-rugged tablet for mobile professionals working in public safety, utilities, transportation, warehousing, and field services. The large 10.4″ touch screen is sunlight viewable, and at just 2.6lbs., this lightweight tablet supports a rich variety of data collection and communication technologies to keep mobile users connected and increase productivity. Read More…

Motion J3500

The Motion J3500 is a rugged and powerful tablet for field professionals working in harsh mobile conditions such as construction, field services, and healthcare.The Motion J3500 weighs only 3.6 pounds and is rugged enough to withstand 3-foot drops, bumps, dust, rain, standard cleansers, temperature extremes, or other conditions that can damage commercial-grade tablet. The J3500’s display is available with Motion’s View Anywhere® technology for advanced outdoor visibility, and break-resistant Gorilla™ Glass. Read More…

For more information regarding rugged mobile computing visit www.groupmobile.com or call us at 1-866-RUGGED-8.