Tough PC maker plays doctors and nurses
9th Nov 2008 | 00:38
Panasonic aiming for harsh environment of modern hospital
If you've ever needed a computer immune to being splashed with blood, guts and all manner of noxious chemicals, then Panasonic has just the Toughbook for you.
From next March, the Toughbook CF-H1 will be available to Japanese hospitals eager to get a little more IT on the ward. Its selling point will be the usual Panny ruggedness, together with resistance to various harmful outside factors.
Nothing getting in
The ¥260,000 (£1,693) tablet PC is covered in a new coating that is impervious to corrosive liquids found in hospitals, including hypochlorite and sterilising alcohol.
It's also waterproof, thanks to a rubberised keyboard and a fanless design that needs no air vents.
Naturally, the usual Toughbook impact resistance and long battery life (eight hours) are the other selling points. A 10.4-inch touchscreen and the usual netbook-type Atom processor round out a pretty comprehensive package.