Panasonic's 'Toughbook 20' is the "world's first" rugged detachable laptop

For those who require a little more from their laptops, Panasonic has announced its new detachable laptop from its rugged line, the Toughbook 20.

Designed to be used in tough environments, the 3.9 pound Toughbook 20 might not be much of a looker, but it packs in a decent amount of power that includes a 6th generation Intel Core vPro processor, 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM and a choice of Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Professional.

According to Panasonic, the Toughbook 20 offers six different usage modes that include: a traditional laptop layout, tablet mode, flipped mode (screen flipped out with keyboard attached), a carry mode (the device comes with a built-in handle), convertible mode and a vehicle mode.

In terms of ruggedness, the Toughbook 20 contains a range of features that should allow it to survive in even the most demanding situations and environments.

“The Toughbook 20 is designed to meet MIL- STD-461F for electromagentic interference and MIL-STD-810G for drop, shock, vibration, explosive atmosphere, temperature, humidity, rain and sand, as well as waterproof and dustproof ingress (IP65). The device features a magnesium alloy case, fanless design, locking port covers, raised bezel, Solid State Drive (SSD) heater and a built-in handle for ease of use, which also serves as a kickstand for desktop stability and enables use while hung.”

This isn't Panasonic's first foray into tough rugged devices, previously the company has released a 20" tablet and other touch screen laptops. The Panasonic Toughbook 20 will be available for purchase in early 2016 with a starting price of $3,099.

Source: Panasonic

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