For those mobile users who work in fields like the military, construction, and utilities, or just can’t seem to keep a steady grip on their devices, Panasonic announced two new enterprise-grade Toughpad tablets.
Designed Of Toughpad
Designed for mission-critical and highly mobile workers, the Toughbook brand now includes the 10-inch Windows 8 Pro Toughpad FZ-G1 and the 7-inch Android-powered Toughpad JT-B1 tablet (pictured).
Panasonic introduced the newest in its family of ruggedized tablets for businesses and government organizations at this week’s 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Toughpad FZ-G1 runs on Microsoft’s Windows 8 Pro operating system, featuring 4GB to 8GB of RAM with an optional micro SDXC, up to eight hours of battery life, and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the option to embed a 4G LTE or 3G network connection. Weighing in at 2.43 pounds with a 10-inch display, the tablet can withstand a 4-foot drop and temperatures between 14 degrees and 122 degrees Farenheit.
“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.”
The second customer-savvy tablet — the Toughpad JT-B1 — comes with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a 1.5GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, a micro SDHC, and an eight-hour battery. The 1.2-pound, 7-inch tablet also sports a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel shooter in the back.
All Toughpad tablets are tested for drops, fluid ingress, and temperature, to assure reliable performance, Panasonic said. Devices also feature daylight viewable screens, user-replaceable batteries, a stylus, and multiple options for peripheral connectivity.
Price Of Toughpad
The Windows 8 Pro-based Toughpad FZ-G1 will be available in March for $2,899, while its 7-inch Toughpad TJ-B1 counterpart will begin shipping in February with a $1,199 price tag. Panasonic’s original 10-inch Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1, which hit the market last year, is currently available for $1,299.[ Source :- Pcmag ]