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  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999

    -6

    These remind me of...

    Girly men who cannot read topographic maps—or even regular maps—and do nothing but driving those SUVs around shopping centers.

  1. Rezzz

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2006

    +8

    A stylus

    How quaint.

  1. facebook_Brandon

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    Joined: Nov 2011

    +4

    license

    I wish apple would license panasonic to make both a macbook and a iPad for business customers, I'm in the contraction business and would love to have a tougher version.

  1. andrewbw

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2001

    +18

    Toughbooks...

    Are huge in law enforcement. Panasonic has solid millions of them to local police and the military. When you need something for out in the field, they're a great choice. At the very least they're trying to differentiate by serving an under-addressed market segment.

  1. global.philosopher

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2010

    +1

    Everyone has to have a model....

    including us....Doh!

  1. facebook_Francis

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    Joined: Nov 2011

    +9

    They have the right idea, but their fatal flaw...

    ...is having a pen. One of the reasons why the iPhone and iPad were so successful is because it's entirely touch driven, and that removed an interface barrier. This won't get very far with a pen in the way of use.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Feb 2005

    +11

    @facebook_Brandon ...

    So being in the contraction business, does that mean you're an OB-GYN?

    I can see how some really really really ToughPads could come in handy.

  1. slapppy

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2008

    +12

    Dumb

    Just get a tough case for the iPad. There's plenty of them.

  1. kerryb

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2001

    +2

    perfect for a combat zone

    are we sure GM is not making these?

  1. revco

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    Joined: May 2005

    +8

    pen and finger

    Sometimes you need a pen i.e., signature, sketch, jot down a note. Also, your job could require you to wear gloves and for that a touch screen would be useless. But it's good to have both options -- pen and finger.

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