Panasonic India on Thursday launched a new fully-rugged, 2-in-1 lightweight Toughbook CF-20 that detaches easily to become a 10.1-inch tablet.

The Rs. 2,25,000 (estimated price plus taxes) Toughbook CF-20 is purpose-built for challenging environments, including field services, utilities, oil and gas, transportation and logistics, healthcare, insurance, public safety and defence. In terms of durability, it meets MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461F military specifications, and IP65 water and dust resistance.

“Aimed to meet the evolving needs of enterprises, the CF-20 is bundled with a broad range of configurable options. The ability to detach the tablet from notebook provides flexibility and unparalled reliability and enterprise-grade features,” Gunjan Sachdev, National Business Head (Toughbook), Panasonic India, told reporters here.

Equipped with Windows 10 Pro, the CF-20 is powered by 6th generation 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro processor (up to 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost) with Intel HD Graphics 515, and comes with a 128GB SSD (up to 512GB), and 8GB of RAM and an optional bridge battery that allows hot swap battery replacement for continuous use. Users can opt for Windows 7 Professional as well.

Additionally, it sports a glove-enabled 10.1-inch full-HD touchscreen and purpose-built Vehicle Mount and Desktop Port Replicator, armed to meet all mobile computing needs at extreme conditions.

Connectivity options include USB, SD card reader, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE and GPS.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 will be available in India in August 2016 from authorised Panasonic resellers and is backed by a three-year limited warranty.

Commenting on the launch, Kensei Isaki, Manager, Asia Pacific & India Sales Section, Overseas Sales Department, IT Products Business Division (ITPBD), AVC Networks Company, said, “Panasonic Toughbook have been designed to meet the evolving business needs of the enterprises. While enterprises continue to diversify, the need of the hour is mobile computing. Mobility particularly at mission-critical situations give an edge to businesses. We are proud to state that Panasonic is amongst the few device manufacturers to offer complete customization for our rugged-devices, in-house. Toughbook CF-20 too, will complement the existing business ecosystem, driven by factors such as improving mobility infrastructure, combined with business and workforce demand.”