Panasonic Launched Ruggedized Tablets
At CES 2013 held in Las Vegas, Panasonic introduced a pair of ruggedized tablets. Specifically designed for extremely mobile workers, the two new Toughpad tablets include the 10-inch Windows 8 Pro Toughpad FZ-G1 and the 7-inch Android-powered Toughpad JT-B1 tablet. These jaw-dropping gears by Panasonic are ideal for those who spend most of their working hours in fields like the construction, military, and utilities. If you can’t handle your device with much care, pick your option from Panasonic’s latest range of ruggedized tablets. These tablets are tough enough to withstand harsh computing needs for a wide spectrum of industries.
"Our Toughpad tablets were designed based on years of input from customers," Rance Poehler, president of the Panasonic System Communications Company, said in a statement. "This customer feedback is a critical part of the development process and will continue to share Toughbook and Toughpad devices in the future."
Let’s review each of the Toughpad tablets closely
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
Weighing merely 2.43 pounds with a 10-inch display, Toughpad FZ-G1 is the thinnest and lightest fully-rugged tablet till date. This tablet equips Microsoft Windows 8 Pro and features 4GB to 8GB of RAM with an optional micro SDXC. The tablet has the ability to operate flawlessly in different environments for as much as eight hours. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and an option to drive in 4G LTE or 3G network connections. Toughpad FZ-G1 can easily resist a 4-foot drop and 14 degrees-122 degrees Farenheit temperature.
Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
This rugged tablet by Panasonic weighs 1.2 pound with a display of 7-inch daylight-readable, four-point multi touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Toughpad JT-B1 equips 1.5GHz dual core processor, a micro SDHC, and 1GB of RAM. The tablet also sports 1.3 MP front camera and 13MP camera at the back. Other aspects include dedicated GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE.
Price and availability
Out of the two, 10-inch Windows 8 Pro Toughpad FZ-G1 will come in the market in March for $2,899. While on the other hand, 7-inch Android-powered Toughpad JT-B1 will be available in February for $1,199.
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