Panasonic has announced the latest addition to its line of rugged laptops, the Toughbook G2. Designed to be extremely versatile and durable, the Toughbook G2 is a modular 2-in-1 device that can survive in extreme situations.
The Toughbook G2’s modular design allows deeper customization of the device to provide users exactly what they need. Using user-removable expansion packs, or xPak’s, the Toughbook G2 can be configured with additional features such as a serial port, thermal camera, barcode reader, quick-release SSD, and more. It’s also backwards compatible with most Toughbook 20 and G1 docks.
Users are given up to 36 different xPAK combinations and three modular expansion areas.
“The new Toughbook G2 delivers next-level versatility for enterprise mobile computing, with vertical solution-based customization combined with enhanced technology features such as increased performance and storage capabilities, wireless enhancements and backwards compatibility, to make the TOUGHBOOK G2 a trusted tool for enterprise workers in the harshest working environments,” says Group Manager Craig Jackowski.
The 2-in-1 Toughbook G2 features a detachable 10.1-inch display that can be used in both laptop and tablet modes. It can also be seamlessly docked on various forklifts, emergency vehicles, and desktops. With 1000 nits of brightness, the display can be seen even in bright, sunlit environments.
It also features loud 88db speakers, Wi-Fi 6, dual SIM support, and Bluetooth 5.1. It’s also FirstNet Ready and offers up to 18.5 hours of battery life.
Internally it’s powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 vPro processor with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB OPAL quick-release SSD. There are also three programmable buttons that can be used to access commonly used apps or shortcuts. The Toughbook G2 also offers real-time visibility for inventory control, logistics management, field services, and more.
The Panasonic Toughbook G2 is now available for purchase with a starting price of $2999.