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Panasonic expand their Toughpad range of enterprise-grade tablets

Panasonic announce an expansion of their enterprise-grade Toughpad tablets

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 9, 2013 04:46 am CST - 1 min, 51 secs reading time

CES 2013 - Panasonic have used the Consumer Electronics Show over in Las Vegas to announce that they're expanding their Toughpad range of tablets. If you're not familiar with the Panasonic Toughpad range of tablets, they're the enterprise-grade tablets from Panasonic - the expansion includes the Toughpad FZ-G1 which is a 10-inch tablet rocking Windows 8 Pro, and the second in line is the Toughpad JT-B1, which is an Android-based 7-inch tablet. Both tablets are available now.

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The Windows 8-based Toughpad FZ-G1 has some impressive specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 8 Pro
  • Processor: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3437U vPro 1.9GHz up to 2.9GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Memory: 128-256GB SSD, 4-8GB RAM, optional micro SDXC
  • Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 4' drop, IP65, 14F to 122F (operational temp range)
  • Display: 10.1", sunlight viewable, touch screen and active digitizer, 800nit, WUXGA (1920x1200)
  • Battery: 8.0 hours (user-replaceable)
  • Dimensions: 10.6" x 7.4" x 0.75"
  • Weight: 2.43lbs
  • Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE or 3G
  • I/O: Full size USB 3.0, HDMI, optional micro SDXC, Full size USB 2.0, wired LAN, true serial port or dedicated GPS.
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Up next, we have the detailed specifications on the Android-based 7-inch slate, the Toughpad JT-B1:

  • Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Processor: TI OMAP4460 1.5GHz Dual core
  • Memory: 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, micro SDHC
  • Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 5' drop, IP65, 14F to 122F (operational temp range)
  • Display: 7", daylight viewable, 500nit, WSVGA (1024 x 600)
  • Camera: Front: 1.3Mp fixed focus, Rear: 13.0Mp auto focus w/ LED light
  • Battery: 8.0 hours - Large 5,720mAh battery (user-replaceable)
  • Dimensions: 8.7"x 5.1" x 0.7"
  • Weight: 1.2lbs
  • Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE + 3G
  • I/O: Micro USB

Now let's get into pricing and availability, the Windows 8-based Toughpad FZ-G1 will be available in March, starting at $2899. The Android-powered 7-inch Toughpad JT-B1 will begin shipping next month with a starting price of $1899.

Both of these tablets expand the line which already includes the Android-based 10-inch Toughpad FZ-A1.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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