Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field Tablet PC
At first glance, the Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field Tablet PC looks like something out of a sci-fi movie, like a device you might see mounted on the dash of a flying car of some kind. It features a prominent carrying handle that is typical of most Toughbook models, plus it has a row of buttons across the front to help make using it easier. Like all Toughbooks, it is housed in a magnesium alloy case instead of plastic.
The Toughbook H1 Field runs Windows 7 powered by an Intel Atom Processor Z540 and 2 GB of DDR2 SDRAM. It features a 64 GB SSD mounted in protected housing for extra shock absorption, though that's not as much of a concern with solid state drives as it is with mechanical hard drives. Most notable is the 10.4 dual touch screen running at 1024 x 768 that is capable of up to 500 nit brightness on the LCD screen. It's certified as sunlight viewable, thus making this one of the best outdoor viewable tablet PCs on the market today. To see a full list of all the features and options, visiti Panasonic's Toughbook H1 Field Tablet PC page.
There are currently three main configurations for the H1 Field: Lite, Pro, and Elite. The Elite model has a 2.0 megapixel camera, barcode reader, SmartCard and RFID reader, and a fingerprint scanner. The Pro model only has the camera and the barcode reader, and the Lite model has none of these extra features. Prices start @ $3300 for the base model and go up to more than $4000 for the Elite model.
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