Thursday, June 26, 2008

Panasonic Handheld Toughbook CF-U1


What do you get if you put the OQO on some anabolic steroids and give it all-weather and shock protection? The Panasonic Handheld Toughbook CF-U1. Unlike the OQO, this device utilizes a touch-screen monitor and has a slightly bulkier build.

Panasonic has been making the Toughbook line for a while now, and these machines see some serious abuse and keep going. Well, for clinicians in serious field conditions, this machine may be a lifesaving device. It's probably the first UMPC that has the capability to undergo some serious abuse, but for $2,500, I'd get a robust service plan.

2 comments:

  1. Since it's got an integrated barcode reader, camera, and RFID, this device looks pretty different than an OQO. The OQO is more of a personal productivity tool, whereas this appears designed at least somewhat with healthcare in mind...

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