Panasonic Toughbook G2 Launched

Panasonic may not be the first name you think about when you think about tablet computers, but it is for a lot of people who think about rugged tablets. And today they launched the Panasonic Toughbook G2 in North America, which is based on the experiences of the Toughbook G1 and Toughbook 20.

It's marketed as a modular 2-in-1 tablet, as it can be expanded upon in three areas, with what is in total enough accessories to give it 36 different setup combinations.

Main specs for this 10.1-inch rugged Windows tablet are a Full 1920 x 1200 resolution display with an extremely high 1000 nits brightness, which only a handful of tablets can achieve.

Processor options are between Intel Core i5-10310U vPro or i7-10810U, as well as between 512GB and 1TB of storage, and 16GB or 32GB of RAM.

Wi-Fi 6 and optional 4G is there too, and of course typical rugged tablet features such as swappable batteries. It even has two choices of keyboard. Other modern features includes a privacy shutter for the cameras.

Optional extras includes anything from your ordinary stylus and hand strap, to thermal cameras, barcode reader, SmartCard reader, external GPS antennas, 4-battery chargers, and vehicle docks.

But even without any extras, the entry level MSRP is still $2999.

– Tom Bowen