Durable Panasonic Toughbook H1 – The H is for Healthcare

Panasonic has announced its latest Toughbook – the rugged Toughbook H1, designed as a mobile clinical assistant.

Sporting a digitizer by InPLay, GOBI enabled broadband and dual hot swappable batteries, the Toughbook H1 is here to help medical professionals in a big way.

The guts of the unit are pretty standard netbook. 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 80GB hard drive, and a 10.4″ LCD with 1024×768 resolution. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Toughbook if it wasn’t, well, tough, and it is listed as “fully rugged” and “3 foot drop approved”.

Panasonic touts its use of the Atom processor and hot swappable batteries to extend the life of the computer. It also brags about its fanless design and lack of exposed ports, both of which are supposed to reduce the risk of the computer spreading infection. The unit also comes with “improved ergonimics,” which more or less means it has a sick handstrap in the back.

Sounds like a nice unit, and it’ll cost you $2799 when it’s released in January ’09.

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