CES 2014: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 7-inch tablet with rugged exteriors announced


Panasonic has announced a new 7-inch tablet at CES called Toughpad FZ-M1. The tablet’s talking point is its toughness which makes it possible to survive a fall from up to a height of 5 feet and is also completely waterproof. Panasonic also claims that the Toughpad FZ-M1 is the thinnest ruggedized tablet measuring 18mm thickness and weighs in at 544 grams.

In terms of specifications, the tablet flaunts a 7-inch WXGA (1,280×800 pixels) display and it is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 vPro processor and Intel Celeron processor paired with 4GB of RAM that can be extended up to 8GB of RAM.

Other features include 128GB of SSD storage, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front camera and a 3,220mAh battery that the company claims is good enough for up to eight hours of usage. Connectivity options include 3G/4G LTE support, optional NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and on the software front, it runs on Windows 8.1 Pro OS.