Processor: 900MHz Pentium M
Memory: 256MB PC2100 DDR SD-RAM
Hard Disk: 40GB
Modem: v.90 Modem
Sound Chip: Sigmatel
Graphics Chip: Intel 855GM - shared
Screen size: 10.4 inches
Wireless Technology: 802.11b
Operating system: Windows XP Tablet PC
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 is a compact, solid and rugged looking Tablet PC, that comes with it's own magnesium alloy case, well suited for use by people such as field workers battling against harsh enviroments. Even the tilt and swivel 10.4 inch screen is sturdy, made from tough reinforced glass. Panasonic claims that the CF-18 has been tested for resistance to water and heat (up to 60 degrees celcius), however the toughbook is only guaranteed to withstand dripping water like rain, so you won't be taking this baby scuba diving :)
This Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 is powered by a 900MHz Pentium M CPU, has 256MB of memory and a 40 GB Hard Drive. All of the ports are covered by rubber flaps and are spill resistant. The touchpad and keyboard are also both spill resistant, but though the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18's keyboard is nice and compact the keys are a little smaller than standard keys and are grouped closely together. Depending on typing speed and the individual users keyboard skills, this small size may be conducive to typing errors, but the bottom line is if you want mobility you have to sacrifice a little keyboard size.
The battery life of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 is impressive, and should supply over 4 hours of continuous use. On to the tablet features, the stylus is attached to the toughbook by a flexible cord, has a nice smooth writing action ideal for making handwritten notes, editing documents and drawing diagrams. The CF-18 also has excellent handwriting recognition. The machine weighs in at 2kg which is what you want when portability is required. Looking at prices online we found one of these toughbooks at ecost.com for $3,477.58 which isn't cheap compared to a regular notebook computer. However for many people working in tougher enviroments, the extra price is well worth it. They would rather purchase one toughbook than a cheap laptop that has to replaced a few times because it can't perform in a rough enviroment.
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