Panasonic's Toughbook C1 Receives Sandy Bridge Upgrade

Pulkit Chandna

Panasonic has updated its Toughbook C1 convertible tablet PC with a second-generation Intel chip . The upgraded C1, which lays claim to being the lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet, features a Core i5-2520M vPro 2.50GHz processor as opposed to the 2.4GHz Core i5-520M found inside its predecessor. Hit the jump for detailed specs.

The Sandy Bridge processor is not the only thing that gives the latest model an edge over its predecessor. Here is a list of some of the other upgraded features:

  • 320GB 7200rpm shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive with quick-release
  • RAM:  2GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM (expandable to 8GB)
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 hours with optional second battery and 6 hours without it
  • Weight: 3.28 lbs (3.73 lbs with optional second battery)
  • Interfaces: SDXC card slot
  • Embedded Connectivity: Wi-Fi , Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Optional Integrated Features: 1.3MP webcam, 128 solid-state drive (SSD)

When compared to the previous model,Windows 7 is said to boot 30 percent faster on the upgraded C1. Designed to survive 30” drops and 6-ounce spills, the ToughBook C1 has a 12.1-inch widescreen WXGA multi-touch display. It will be available next month with a starting price of $2,599.

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