Panasonic has recently launched two new members of their Toughpad line of ruggedized tablets designed for “mission-critical and highly mobile workers” – the Windows 8 Pro-powered Toughpad FZ-G1, and the Android Toughpad JT-B1.
The FZ-G1 Toughpad runs Windows 8 Pro and sports a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 (224 ppi). Under the hood is a Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3437U vPro CPU clocked at 1.9GHz, a 128GB SSD which can be upgraded to 256GB and up to 8GB of RAM. As for its ruggedness, the FZ-G1 can withstand a 4-foot drop and is IP65 certified meaning it’s dust and water resistant.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 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, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
Display: 10.1″, sunlight viewable, touch screen and active digitizer, 800nit, WUXGA (1920×1200)
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.
Now for the JT-B1 Toughpad, it sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 (170 ppi), a TI OMAP4460 dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with microSD support. It also has 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing. Powering the device is 5,720mAh battery and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Like its bigger brother, it is also IP56 certified and can survive a 5-foot drop.
Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 specs:
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
The Windows-powered Toughpad FZ-G1 has a price tag of $2,899 and will be available in the US in March. While the Android Toughpad JT-B1 has a price tag of $1,199 and will be available in February.
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