Panasonic has launched two new tablets as part of it's Toughpad range in India. Dubbed as Toughpad FZ-G1, a 10 inch tablet and Toughpad JT B1, a 7 inch Android powered unit run on Windows 8 pro and Android, respectively. These tablets are designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions as they are waterproof, dustproof and also shockproof. Both devices follow the original 10 inch Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1 which became broadly available late last year.
Toughpad FZ-G1 -- Key Specs
Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet which runs on Windows 8 sports a 10.1 Full HD 1920x1200 p (10-finger multitouch) display with an active digitizer, 3rd Generation 2.9 Ghz Core i5 processor. The tablet comes with 128 or 256GB SSD storage options and 4/8GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000 UMA, connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Optional 3G. There is no info on the battery capacity of the tablet. The device is targeted towards enterprise customers and is priced at Rs. 1,79,000. This rugged tablet is said to be capable of withstanding falls of up to 120cm.
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, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
Display: 10.1 inch, 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"
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.
Toughpad JT-B1 - Key Specs
Toughpad JT-B1 tablet which runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes with a 7 inch (4-point multi touch) display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, 1.5GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4460 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD card, connectivity features including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Optional 3G and NFC, 5720 mAh battery. The tablet is said to be capable of withstanding falls of up to 150cm and is priced at Rs. 69,000.
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, 14° to 122°F (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"
Wireless: Bluetooth V4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional embedded 4G LTE + 3G
I/O: Micro USB
Commenting on the launch, Hide Harada, Director of IT Products Business Division, Panasonic Corporation, said, "Tablets and handheld computing devices are going to be significant drivers of enterprise mobility globally. Businesses can expect to benefit from the efficiency and increased productivity as a result of the anywhere, anytime access offered by these devices. All Panasonic mobile computing devices are designed with enterprise-grade features such as a ruggedized build to withstand the harshest business environments, sunlight-readable screen for outdoor viewing, connectivity options for always-connected access and long battery life for uninterrupted usage on the go. With our engineering reputation for reliability and durability, Panasonic is well-positioned to meet this increasing business need and we aim to achieve 50 percent market share in the ruggedized tablet space by 2015."