Panasonic has just launched a brand new rugged tablet, the Toughbook H1 Field, that gets pictured below. The device sports a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor and a 10.4 inch XGA dual touch LCD, that’s highly usable in direct sunlight and responds to stylus input and finger control. This tablet is tough enough to survive a 6 feet drop, extreme temperatures and rough weather.

H1 Field’s connectivity options are very varied, with WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, optional Gobi2000 WWAN (EVDO and HSPA 3G) available. On board of the rugged Panasonic tablet you’ll also find an optional GPS, fingerprint security, a 2D barcode scanner, a RFID and SmartCard reader, plus a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash.

The device uses a battery that lasts about 6 hours and we learn that Toughbook H1 Field also comes with dual hot swappable power packs. Back to hardware specs, we find 2GB RAM and a 64GB SSD and on the software side there’s Windows 7, or the XP Tablet Edition option. The price for this gadget is $3,379 and the launch of the product is scheduled for March 2010.

[via slashgear]