Panasonic has announced the launch of Toughpad rugged handheld tablets- FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 alongside semi-rugged Toughbook CF-54 in the Indian market. Both Toughpads are targeted towards enterprises. The Toughpad FZ-E1 is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs Windows Embedded 8.1 OS while the Toughpad FZ-X1 packs a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro processor and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Other specifications include 8 mega pixel rear camera, 1.3 mega pixel front shooter and 3G connectivity.
Furthermore, these Toughpads can survive drops up to 10-feet and boast of dust and water resistance resistance with IP65/ IP68 ratings. Backed up by a 6200mAh battery, these Toughpads can offer up to 14 hours of battery life.
Key Features of Toughpad Rugged Handheld Tablets (FZ-E1 and FZ-X1)
- Processor (Toughpad FZ-E1): 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800
- Processor (Toughpad FZ-X1): 1.7 GHz Qualcomm S4 Pro
- Operating System (Toughpad FZ-E1): Windows Embedded 8.1
- Operating System (Toughpad FZ-X1): Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Display: 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels)
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 32GB
- Rear Camera: 8 mega pixel
- Front Camera: 1.3 mega pixel
- Battery: 6200mAh
- Water and Dust resistant (IP65/ IP68)
- Drop resistant from a height of up to 10 feet
The semi-rugged Toughbook CF-54 is powered by a 5th generation Intel Core i5-5300U processor and offers battery life of up to 11 hours.
“With mobility increasingly becoming a crucial factor in determining business success today, the launch of these products is a strategic step towards enhancing our focus on the mobility segment. We are among the few device manufacturers to offer complete customization for our rugged-devices, with everything in-house. With the new devices complementing our existing business, we will be able to significantly improve our presence in the segment, driven by factors such as improving mobility infrastructure and ecosystem, combined with business and workforce demand,” said Mr. Hide Harada, Managing Officer in charge of Mobile Business Division, Director of IT Products Business Division (ITPBD), AVC Networks Company, Panasonic Corporation.
Price and Availability
The Panasonic Toughpad rugged handheld tablets are priced at Rs. 1,19,000 (FZ-E1) and Rs. 1,09,000 (FZ-X1). The semi-rugged Toughbook CF-54 will be available for Rs. 139,000.
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