PCs - Portables/UltraPortables/Netbooks
Winner: Panasonic, for the Toughbook H1
The winner in this category truly thought both outside the box and directly into a growing vertical market. By developing a ruggedized tablet for health care, this company tapped into demands required of health care professionals as well as its own heritage for making PC products that can take a beating. We like this company's approach with this product for many reasons, not the least of which it provides VARs with differentiation in a growing industry.