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Panasonic Toughbook C2: Get Ready for the Onslaught of Windows 8 Devices

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Only last week, Microsoft officially launched Windows 8 for the masses, and we’re already getting reports about new devices being launched by the company’s hardware partners. One of the first announcements has come from Panasonic, about a semi-rugged convertible tablet PC called the Toughbook C2. What’s so cool about this device?

Powered by a third-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Panasonic has designed this device especially for healthcare, education, sales, and IT professionals. Featuring a magnesium alloy exterior, the Toughbook C2 weighs just about 1.8 kg and can last for up to 11 hours on the battery. A bridge battery lets you replace the main battery without switching off the device for continuous usage as well.

The Toughbook C2 has a 5-point capacitive multi-touch screen with an HD display and anti-reflective/anti-glare coating. The device comes with an electric pen that lets you take down notes and signatures easily. A unique triple hinge design provides additional support when the device is being used in the tablet mode. The Toughbook C2 comes with 2 cameras – a 3MP camera in the rear and an HD 720p webcam with a built-in mic.

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The device has 2 USB 3.0 ports, a VGA port, an HDMI port, and NFC or SmartCard reader for authenticating users. And the OS? Well, it comes pre-loaded with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, which users can choose to downgrade to Windows 7 professional, if required.

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