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Hands-on video with the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 flip-over Windows 8 Ultrabook

Toughbook goes Windows 8, Ultrabook and convertible at CeBIT 2013

By Cameron Wilmot from Mar 5, 2013 @ 0:23 CST

CeBIT 2013 - Johannes Knapp is on the ground for us at the moment in Germany at CeBIT 2013.

One of the first new products he discovered at the show was Panasonic's 11.6-inch Toughbook CF-AX2 with a 1366x768 resolution and 10 finger capacitive multitouch screen. It's a business focused Ultrabook device with plenty of great featuring including a flip-over convertible style design that turns it into a tablet, which should work well considering it comes installed with Windows 8.

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The device comes with a load of different I/O options (two USB 3.0, LAN, SD-XC, VGA and HDMI) that should work well for most business users and starts out with an Intel Core i5 CPU and goes up from there with various configuration options. Being a Toughbook, it's rather ruggedized weighing around 1.15kg and should be able to take a few drops here and there. Panasonic claims up to eight hours of battery life.

It's quite expensive starting at around $2000, but if it looks like the kind of "tough" device you need for your meeting and travel, it could be worth a look.



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