Following the TOUGHBOOK G1, its outstanding predecessor that made the sales, is the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2, a rugged tablet fine-tuned for the mobile workforce.
Among the new features integrated into this latest installment on the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK line are: doubled storage and RAM, an eSIM, and improved security–of course, being a Microsoft Secured-Core PC.
Those who were impressed by the G1 can find even more utility in the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2, with its boosted flexibility and user-friendliness, further aided by a user-exchangeable expansion bay compartment in which contactless smart card readers and contact smart cards may be added.
Tech Digest notes that buyers will also find three buttons positioned on the display’s front frame, that are customizable for quick clicking tasks.
The G2 comes in two different versions; Standard model and a Quick Release SSD model that those part of data-sensitive sectors (such as those in the defense and police forces, or working in emergency services) will find most suitable.
Customers may also opt for their device of choice to have an emissive backlit keyboard inclusive of added USB Type-C and Type-A ports. Other add-on accessories include cases, hand and shoulder straps with sanitation options, as well as vehicle docks that enable the gadget to be used with or without the keyboard.
The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2 has been made to be backwards-compatible with most of the accessories from previous TOUGHBOOK G1 and TOUGHBOOK 20 devices, such as vehicle docks.
This latest TOUGHBOOK now sports up to 18 and a half hours of extended battery life, with a Windows Hello capable 2MP front camera for work-related calls, and an 8MP rear camera that comes with LED flash to ensure clear documentation.
Additionally, the device holds an IP65 rating, and there is also a digitiser pen meant to provide accurate capturing of signature biometrics.
As for touchscreen brightness, the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK G2’s is controllable at 1000cd/m², keeping viewing under bright sunlight, or in poorly-lit areas such as underground tunnels or buildings, from becoming an issue for users.
Those who purchase this tablet, which will be available by the end of July 2021, will also receive a standard 3-year warranty. Interested buyers must be ready to set aside around €2,450 / £2,218 + VAT to get their hands on this device.
“Mobile workers loved the TOUGHBOOK G1 and 20 but the G2 will steal their hearts. It truly is the next generation rugged device for mobile workforces. It offers all the benefits of the latest technology while maintaining important access to legacy systems, all wrapped up in a more flexible, secure and ultimately even more usable device.” Stated Dirk Weigelt, Panasonic Mobile Solutions Business’ Senior Product Marketing Manager.
Not everyone’s work will call for something as evolved as a TOUGHBOOK G2, but this gadget might be the next best investment for those whose jobs do. For a less job-specific Panasonic product, perhaps check out this Panasonic LUMIX S1 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera, or, for a simpler everyday tablet, see the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e.