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Panasonic upgrades the Toughbook CF-C2 with 4G LTE and Windows 8.1 Pro

Panasonic upgrades the Toughbook CF-C2 with 4G LTE and Windows 8.1 Pro
Panasonic upgrades the Toughbook CF-C2 with 4G LTE and Windows 8.1 Pro
The rugged hybrid now sports 4G LTE and the longest standard battery life in its class. The CF-C2 is also the only one in its class to feature a rugged triple hinge design, bridge battery and integrated hand strap.

Panasonic announced earlier today a few upgrades to its Toughbook CF-C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet PC, the most important one being the addition of 4G LTE multi-carrier broadband connectivity. In addition to 4G LTE, this hybrid also offers 14 hours of standard battery life, a Haswell Intel Core i5 processor, the new Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system and excellent durability.

This is how the list of features and specs offered by the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 looks after this last update:

  • Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5-4300U with Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB/8 GB DDR3; 500 GB HDD, as well as optional 128 GB/256 GB reinforced flex-connect SSD
  • Display: 12.5-inch HD IPS LED backlit with 1,366X768 pixels, 10-point multi-touch and 500 ppi
  • Cameras: 5 MP rear facing and 1.2 MP webcam with built-in microphone
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, HDMI, 2XUSB 3.0, 1XUSB 2.0, RJ45 Ethernet, optional D-Sub 15-pin and D-Sub 9-pin connectors, as well as optional 4G LTE, 3G and NFC 
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (Microsoft Windows 7 Professional downgrade option available)
  • Battery/Autonomy: up to 14 hours on standard internal battery and 19 hours with optional long-life battery

The bridge battery allows users to change the main battery of the Toughbook CF-C2 without powering it down. According to its manufacturer, this hybrid "is designed to withstand a wide variety of work environments with a magnesium alloy case and shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive allowing it to handle up to a 30-inch drop to six sides, as well as a 12-inch drop from 26 angles."

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 comes covered by a standard three-year limited warranty and will be available for purchase later this month "starting around $1,999" from authorized Panasonic resellers.

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Author: Codrut Nistor, 2013-12- 2 (Update: 2013-12- 3)