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Panasonic's Toughbook 33 is far from your average 2-in-1Using 20 years of rugged PC know-how, this hybrid laptop is built to stay up and running.
[MUSIC] Rugged laptops aren't a new thing but after 20 years of making them Panasonic has created it's most durable Panasonic Toughbook 33. Laptops like this aren't meant for consumers but for professional use like police and emergency services, government and military and really that anyone that needs a PC with a magnesium chassis It can handle drops up to four feet, and it's sealed to keep dirt, dust and water out. The 33 has a two-in-one design, so you can separate the screen from the keyboard and have a tablet or a laptop. Instead of a wide screen that you might find on a regular tablet, the 33 has a Quad HD 12-inch multi-touch display Withe the three two aspect ratio better suited for viewing forms and files. The touch screen works with gloves on and the included digitizer pen will work even in bad weather. Panasonic says the screen brightness is twelve hundred nits too so it can still be seen in bright sun Being out in the field for a long time won't be a problem either since it comes with twin hot swappable batteries. The Panasonic Toughbook 33 fully rugged two in one laptop will be available in May starting around $3650 in the US. [MUSIC]