This isn't the first time we've seen details of the smaller Panasonic Toughpad, however as of today we have a bit more in terms of a price and release date. First things first though, the Panasonic Toughpad will be available in two versions -- one with Android and one with Windows 8.1. The former will be the Toughpad FZ-X1 and the latter will be the FZ-E1.
Specifics point towards these Toughpad tablets as running Android 4.2.2 and Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld. Enough with the Windows though, in the case of the Toughpad FZ-X1 -- users can expect to find a 5-inch HD display at 1280 x 720. The display is also listed as being sunlight-readable and anti-reflective with a high-sensitivity 10 point capacitive multi-touch setup. The device will be powered by a Snapdragon 600 series processor.
Of course, one of the key features here is the rugged design. In the case of the Toughpad FZ-X1 - this will be MIL-STD-810G certified. Or in simpler terms, this tablet has been tested (and approved) for 10-foot drops to concrete and it is IP65 and IP68 certified. This means it is fully protected against dust and water and can handle being used in temperatures ranging from -4 to 140 fahrenheit.
Remaining specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of SSD storage, a microSD memory card slot, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear-facing camera. The tablet also has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, and an option to add 4G LTE connectivity. Panasonic will have the Toughpad FZ-X1 available beginning in August and priced from $1,799. More specifically, the WiFi model will be $1,799 and the cellular model will be $1,849.
SOURCE: Business Wire