Panasonic Announces Android, Windows 8 Tablets

Panasonic has announced an Android-powered tablet and one running on Windows 8 during CES 2013.

The Windows 8 Pro version is named the 10.1-inch Toughpad FZ-G1. Weighing 1.1kg, the device sports two-way touch input with a capacitive 10 finger touchscreen and digitiser pen.

As well as strengthened glass, the full HD Windows 8 tablet houses IPSα Panel technology, extra wide viewing angles, a high contrast ratio and 800cd/m2 high brightness with an anti-reflection layer.

Other features consist of a front-facing web camera and a rear camera, as well as customisable application keys, flexible configuration ports and an optional dual external antenna connector. It's powered by an Intel Core i5-3437U vProTM 3MB cache clocking in at 1.9GHz (up to 2.9GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology) and 4 GB of RAM. Also included is a 128 GB SSD, which can be expanded to 256 GB.

The 7-inch Android tablet, meanwhile, is dubbed the JT-B1. Powered by a Ti OMAP 4460 1.5GHz dual core ARM processor, it houses Bluetooth, 3G, wireless LAD and near field communications support, joined by 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB Flash storage.

Weighing 544g and delivering four finger touch, a high visibility and low reflection display sports an an ambient light sensor. The tablet will also launch with a front-facing 1.3-megapixel web camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED light.

The Toughpad FZ-G1 will be available in March for $2,899, while the 7-inch Toughpad TJ-B1 will launch during February for $1,199.

 

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  • blazorthon
    Those 4430/4460 OMAPs really got around, huh?
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  • universal remonster
    whoa, whoa...wait... what is it that I'm missing here?? Surely there is something amazing about these that wasn't stated?? $2899 for a 10" tablet that specs similar to a Surface Pro?? And $1199 for a 7"?? Someone please explain this before I LOL myself to death.
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  • dthx
    universal remonsterwhoa, whoa...wait... what is it that I'm missing here?? Surely there is something amazing about these that wasn't stated?? $2899 for a 10" tablet that specs similar to a Surface Pro?? And $1199 for a 7"?? Someone please explain this before I LOL myself to death.

    It's rather common to see Panasonic products at such prices. From the looks of it on the picture, I can bet that this tablet can be dropped on a hard floor, crushed, sandblasted, drown out, ... Panasonic has been quite succesfull already with their Thoughbook range those last years. OK, they don't sell huge volumes, their market is a niche, but they occupy this niche pretty well and with good margins !
    It's a nice tool for many technicians working in bad conditions (the construction sector comes to my mind).
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