Panasonic has introduced new models in the company's range of rugged mobile devices in Singapore. The Japanese electronics giant has introduced a Toughpad FZ-G1 and two Toughbooks CF-AX2 and CF-C2 yesterday running on Windows 8 Pro OS. Toughpad FZ-A1 based on Android OS had already been released, but this Windows 8 Pro-based Toughpad FZ-A1 from Panasonic which is sized 10.1 inches is better for use in enterprises owing to the OS in it.
FZ-G1 is characterized by tough construction and military specifications that will help the device bear extreme conditions, a stylus, user-replaceable battery which gives eight hours and comes equipped with an IPS screen which will enable users to view it in daylight as well. It houses Core i5 processor from Intel along with support from Intel vPro, 4GB RAM, full size USB 2.0, Ethernet jack etc. The price of the device has yet to be released but the product will start shipping sometime in March.
Ultrabook CF-AX2 is an 11.6 inch convertible Toughbook that can be converted from a tablet to computer by the flip of the screen. It can withstand drops to 76cm. The touchscreen (1,366x768 pixel) can also carry heavy pressure. The light Toughbook houses Core i5 Intel processor, 128 GB SSD, HDMI and VGI outputs, Ethernet port, optional 3G support and user-replaceable battery. The device will be available for sale from March as well.
CF-C2 is tougher than AX2 with the additional provision water-resistant touchpad and keyboard. The IPS screen sized 12.5 inches has protection by strengthened glass. The triple-hinge design keeps the screen rigid when touching the display. It houses Core i5 Intel processor and 320 GB SATA HDD which can be upgraded to SSD. There is a hands-free strap provided which helps the user hold the device with one hand. The device went on sale since its launch.
People can order both the Toughbooks from Newstead Technologies in Singapore.