Japanese tech firm Panasonic on Friday launched the Toughbook CF-33 – a rugged detachable laptop – at Rs. 2.7 lakhs in India. To recall, the laptop was first unveiled at MWC 2017 earlier this year.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is touted as the world's first laptop with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (12-inch QHD display, with a 1440×2160 pixels resolution) and is a fully rugged, two-in-1 detachable laptop.
"Panasonic Toughpads enjoy 65 percent market share in India and with the introduction of new products in 'Toughbook' and 'Toughpad' series, we aim to increase our market share to over 70 percent," said Gunjan Sachdev, Business Head, Toughbook and Toughpad Division, in a statement.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-7300U vPro processor coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
The Toughbook CF-33 also sports 2-megapixel webcam with stereo microphones and an 8-megapixel rear camera.
Connectivity options include USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN, microSDXC card slot, and headset ports.
Additional tablet configuration options include second USB 2.0 port, serial and barcode reader, smartcard reader, contactless smart card reader and fingerprint reader.
The keyboard dock has 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, LAN, Serial, HDMI, SD-XC and VGA ports. The Toughbook CF-33 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. Further, there is an IP55 digitiser pen that provides user with accuracy while writing, working, or giving signatures.
"We at Panasonic are constantly looking to offer products that not only improve the efficiency, but enhance productivity for a number of years," said Vijay Wadhwan, Business Head System and Solution Business, Panasonic India.
The screen of the laptop can be flipped around, detached and re-attached which keeps it functioning in all conditions.