Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1 most rugged yet. Warehouse workers rejoice!

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panasonic_toughbook_cf-u1.jpgNo, I’m not taking the Michael out of warehouse workers — I’m aware that many professionals need to use a compact, rugged PC at work, and the Panasonic ToughBook CF-U1 could just fit the bill.

It surprised the reviewer at Trusted Reviews because Panasonic has used Intel’s Atom chip for its UMPC. Things just get better from there, it seems.

Specs wise, it features the Z520 Atom 1.33GHz processor with Hyper Threading Technology (single core but with added “oomph”), up to 32GB solid state disk, 1GB of RAM, 1,024 x 600 screen resolution, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It comes either with Vista or XP.

Ruggedness and portability is top of the priority list, so all its ports are protected with snap-shut covers. It has a barcode reader and fingerprint scanner, fully-functional touchscreen with stylus, shortcut buttons, and two batteries which can be swapped in or out without having to shut down the machine.

Pricing starts at £900, but with a load of customisation options.

(Via Trusted Reviews)

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Andy Merrett