Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Panasonic Toughbook T8 - further thoughts

Now that I've had the opportunity to use the Panasonic Toughbook T8 for a few weeks, I've gotten used to the smaller keyboard and I'm able to type on it without any problems. The unit has a small footprint, even though it's quick thick. I still find the hand strap is my favorite feature on this laptop (if you missed my earlier video, make sure to catch it here).

You're not going to find the Panasonic Toughbook T8 at your local Best Buy. You can get it online from a number of retailers, but get ready to pay over $2k. You're getting a solid, rugged laptop that can withstand more drops compared to standard notebooks. If you're planning on using it in a busy environment like a hospital or doctor's office, that additional rugged feature is certainly a worthwhile investment.

If you're looking for a rugged convertible tablet, go for the Toughbook C1.  The 3.2 lb. Panasonic Toughbook C1 still boasts that it is the "World’s Lightest 12.1” Convertible Tablet PC" (and it's also the world's lightest rugged tablet PC)

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