Panasonic, expanding its Toughpad range of tablets, has launched the
Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet at CES 2014. The rugged tablet, unlike previous iterations, is targeted at the
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 will be available at a
starting price of $2,099 (roughly Rs. 1,30,500) and is expected to hit
markets in early spring 2014, although there is no word yet on specific
The new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is based on
Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) and features an IP65 fully sealed fanless
design. For those interested in the ruggedness of the Toughpad, should
note it has a MIL-STD-810G rating, with a 5-foot drop certification. The
tablet comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1200x800
pixels with glove touch technology and also comes with stylus support
The Toughpad FZ-M1 includes a 128GB SSD storage, while
also comes with a 256GB SSD option. It is powered by a
fourth-generation Intel Core i5 vPro chipset clocked at 1.6GHz alongside
4GB of RAM, which can be further expanded up to 8GB. Connectivity
option on the tablet includes USB 3.0, microSD card slot, SmartCard,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC (optional) and LAN.
The tablet sports a
5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 2-megapixel autofocus
webcam for video calling. It packs a 3220mAh battery that according to
the company can provide up to 8 hours of battery life. The Toughpad FZ-M1 measures 203x132x18mm and
weighs 540 grams.
Commenting on the launch, Manish Sharma,
Managing Director, Panasonic
India said, "With its high-class tough performance, connectivity, long
battery life and advanced technology, this device is the perfect work
companion for all business professionals leading a rugged life. With a
long standing commitment towards providing value to consumers with our
products, we have been successfully setting new bench marks across
product categories. In line with this, the brand will continue to meet
the expectations of its customers across the spectrum, in 2014."
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