Canadians will soon be able to enjoy the Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 notebook that is tough enough to withstand the rigors of everyday use without failing on you. This diminutive UMPC will be powered by Intel’s latest Atom processor and prides itself in reinventing the handheld computing arena by cramming in features that were previously available in full sized PCs in an ingenious method, allowing you to take your computing experience to just about anywhere. According to Susan Black, National Sales and Marketing Manager, Communications and Computer Systems Division, Panasonic Canada Inc., “The CF-U1 allows the mobile field workers to connect to critical information and applications in real time, thus improving organizational efficiency, increasing information accuracy, and enabling field-based decision-making. We are constantly collecting input from our customers and that feedback illustrated the need for a handheld PC, so Panasonic responded with the CF-U1 which was designed with a wide variety of industries in mind.”
The Toughbook does not really need to prove itself – after all, that’s where it got its name from, after surviving numerous “tragedies” (at least to lesser notebooks) unscathed and working properly. The Toughbook CF-U1 won’t break a sweat even in environments such as construction sites, mining operations, oil and gas refineries, manufacturing facilities, railroad yards, city streets and storage warehouses, going where no ordinary notebooks want to tread. In addition, it has enough muscle underneath the tough exterior to be used by number crunching-heavy jobs like insurance adjusters, building inspectors, police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The Toughbook CF-U1 boasts a fair number of docking options that make it a snap to dock in various places like a vehicle, at a desk, or on the move.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 UMPC will hit the Canadian market this fall for $2,399 upwards, depending on the configuration.