Panasonic H1: You know, for hospitals

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This isn’t amazingly exciting but it’s still pretty cool. The H1 is a tablet PC for medical use and has a touchscreen and protected ports along the side. It is completely cleanable and has no nooks or crannies where blood or sputum can collect in high pressure situations. In fact, there’s a cool little program that you can start up that shows where you’ve already cleaned. It’s spill and strike resistant and includes an RFID card reader and built-in barcode scanner. More videos after the jump including a drop test.

No pricing or availability, but you probably won’t be buying a fleet of these unless you’re on staff at Seattle Grace.

UPDATE – Pricing:

The Panasonic Toughbook H1 will be available worldwide in January of 2009. In the United States, the base H1 model is expected to be available at an estimated street price of $2,999 from authorized Panasonic resellers and distributors.

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