Toughpad FZ X1 front image

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1, FZ-X1 Rugged Tablets Launched

Panasonic has launched two new tablets – the Toughpad FZ-E1 and the Toughpad FZ-X1. However these are not your regular tablets, they are heavy, rugged and are totally waterproof just like the Motorola Defy waterproof tablets. The Toughpad tablets are waterproof upto 5 feet deep inside water and can work without any problems in temperatures ranging from -4 F (~ -18 C) to 140 F (~ 54 C). The tablet can withstand drops from 10 feet height and can sustain dust too!

Toughpad FZ X1 back image
Toughpad FZ X1 back image
Toughpad FZ X1 front image
Toughpad FZ X1 front image

As such both the tablets are priced $1799 onwards owing to the durability they provide. Let us now take a look at the specs and features of the Toughpad FZ-X1 & Toughpad FZ-E1 tablets:

  • The Toughpad FZ-E1 has a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and runs Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld Operating system
  • The TouchPad FZ-X1 has a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5 inch anti-reflective LCD screen with a display resolution of 1280 by 720 pixel
  • Both have 2GB of RAM each
  • 32GB of storage, micro SDXC card slots for extending storage options
  • Network Connectivity: WiFI, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC optional 3G / 4G (Optional)
  • It also has a built in barcode readers & magnetic stripe card readers
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera for video calling
  • Powered by a 6200mAh battery that gives 14 hours of battery life to the tablets and these batteries are hot swappable which means you can change them without turning off the tablets

Pricing Options

WiFi-only Touchpad FZ-X1:  $1799, 3G / 4G Version: $1849

WiFi-only ToughPad FZ-E1: $1899, 3G / 4G Version: $1999

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