Panasonic’s Toughbook 20 is a fully ruggedized laptop with a detachable screen that can also be used as a tablet.

The device is designed for field workers who need a mobile computing solution and the ability to capture large amounts of data. The Toughbook 20 is built for challenging environments including transportation, logistics, oil, and gas.

The computer offers different usage modes to adapt to the situation. The Toughbook 20 can be used as a traditional laptop, and the screen can be flipped 180 degrees to show content in presentation mode or it can be detached and used alone as a tablet. Using the built-in handle, the device can operate in a carry mode or hanging on a wall while the vehicle mode provides full functionality and operation when the device is on the move.

The Toughbook 20 has a 10.1-inch sunlight-viewable IPS display with gloved multi-touch capabilities, a waterproof stylus and backlit keyboard that's 16% larger than the Toughbook 19. It comes standard with a 2-megapixel webcam with optional 8-megapixel rear camera to expand communication options for workers.

It offers an optional bridge battery to allow for continuous operation and an optional second battery in the keyboard dock doubles battery life and can also be swapped between the tablet and keyboard dock.

Built for ruggedness and reliability, the Toughbook 20 is designed to meet MIL-STD-461F for electromagnetic interference and MIL-STD-810G for drop, shock, vibration, explosive atmosphere, temperature, humidity, rain and sand, as well as IP65 waterproof and dustproof ingress. The device has a magnesium alloy case, fan-less design, locking port covers, raised bezel and an SSD heater.

The Panasonic Toughbook 20 will be available in February from authorized Panasonic resellers at an estimated starting price of $3,099, and will include a standard three-year limited warranty.

Originally posted on Government Fleet