Japanese multinational electronics company Panasonic has introduced a 10.1-inch IPS display equipped Windows 8 tablet called Toughpad FZ-G1 specially designed for field workers who need a durable design to withstand the elements. The company is saying it is the “world’s thinnest and lightest rugged Windows 8 tablet.”
The ToughPad FZ-G1 weighs 2.4 pound (1.8 kg) and measures 26.9 cm x 18.8 cm x 1.9 cm. The tablet runs on Windows 8 Pro. It features a 10.1-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, Ivy Bridge Core i5-3437U processor running at 1.9 GHz, 4GB or 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB SSD storage, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, optional embedded 4G LTE or 3G I/O connectivity, cradle dock, 360-degree handle case, digitizer pen, a communications adapter Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, optional micro SDXC, RJ-45 jack, and HDMI output.
The ToughPad FZ-G1 can remain intact if it falls from a height of 1.5 meter (more than 4 feet 10-inch) and if kept in a temperature from 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (-10°C to 50°C). The tablet will be available worldwide in the month of February, at a price of$2899.