Panasonic has launched a new convertible tablet, the Panasonic C1 Toughbook, which it is calling the worlds lightest convertible tablet with a twelve inch screen.
The Panasonic C1 Toughbook weighs in at just 3.2 pounds with a regular battery, but when you add in a second battery the weight is almost the same as tablets from rival manufacturers.
The Panasonic C1 Toughbook features a dual hinge design that is designed to cut down on the likelihood of the hinge breaking as the opening and twisting motions are on separate hinges.
On top of that, the Panasonic C1 Toughbook is designed to be rugged and it can survive a one foot drop without any damage to the casing and up to a 2.5 feet drop without any damage to the hard drive, and it also features a spill resistant keyboard.
Specification include a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. The standard battery will give you five hours of usage,l and add in the optional secondary battery and this is increased to ten hours.
There is also an optional Gobi modem that provides 3G connectivity over either HSPA or EVDO, plus there is a built in smart card reader and a fingerprint scanner.
The Panasonic C1 Toughbook will be available shortly for $2,499.