Toughbook AX3 - Yoga for Engineers!

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  1. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    If you like to run with your notebook tucked under your arm, this is the one for you.

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    The running notebook user:

    [video=youtube;Ft10g3RN-MQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft10g3RN-MQ&feature=player_embedded[/video]

    Toughbook has included a Wacom digitizer in most of its Toughbook tablets. I hope this has one too. Matt display? 1000nits outdoor viewable? Lots of questions.

    Panasonic's AX3 is a foldable Windows 8 Ultrabook that can also take some abuse
     
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  2. bloodycape

    bloodycape Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Good find! Do we know if this Haswell or not? This is a 12.5in model right?

    Edit: Interesting I just did a search and it looks like this is Haswell as there was an AX2, which is also Yoga like that came out earlier in the year with IB. That one was 11.6in with a 720p display, and it looked to lack a digitizer, as it isn't listed on Panasonic's UK site. Nice thing is that model claimed to do 8 hours of battery life with a swappable battery, while this newer model is said to do 13 hours with a swappable battery.
    http://business.panasonic.co.uk/computer-product/business-ruggedized/cf-ax2
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Article linked in Original post says 1.8GB Haswell. 13 hours! Display looks good outdoors. Panasonic will probably only require your left arm or your first-born. Again, the battery life of Haswell looks awesome. Looks good for the Surface 2.
     
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  4. FenderP

    FenderP Scribbler - Standard Member

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    It's just the AX2 with an upgraded screen (1920x1080 IPS) and Haswell. Right now it's Japan only. The AX2 did get a release in many parts of the world, but not the US. The premium version with 8GB and 256GB mSATA is about $3k. Still no digitizer
     
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    santacluj Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Zero Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Not really.

    Panasonic is known more for quality than Dell.
     
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  7. cookies4you

    cookies4you Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I hate Toughbooks.

    They're horrible little things, and they ruin your life.

    Never get one.

    No matter how much you abuse it, it will never die.

    If you own one, you'll never get to have a new computer.

    (I love Toughbooks. I've never owned one, but I know how indestructible they are.)
     
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  8. Zeelobby

    Zeelobby Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Damn. Pretty nice. Sadly $3K+ most likely. Who actually affords these things?

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
     
  9. santacluj

    santacluj Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Here You go for 1500$!
     
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    Zeelobby Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Hmm. Lowest I see is $2K. i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Doesn't seem to be much difference between models besides change in i5 model. Still tempting. I'm sure the quality far exceeds the Thinkpad Yoga. I wonder if the US will ever see these, and if so, what would the price be. Fuji seems to only concern themselves with selling the high end business versions here.

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