Panasonic has recently launched a new rugged tablet called the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1 in the market. This new Panasonic tablet is a perfect choice for all those people who are working in tough environments like construction sites, mines, etc. where a typical tablet device might get damaged due to dirt, moisture or from accidental falls. The new Toughpad FZ-A1 device is capable of surviving a fall from up to 4 feet. Plus, the tablet meets the standards of both MIL-STD-810G and IP65, making it a spill proof, dust proof and a water proof device, which can operate in temperatures ranging from -10 degree Celsius to 50 degree Celsius. In addition, the CPU in the tablet is integrated with a dedicated security processor, which in turn offers an impressively high level of tamper resistance and also frees up the multi-purpose CPU core for other tasks.
The new rugged tablet, Toughpad FZ-A1, offers some really impressive features and specs. Running on Android 4.0 ICS operating system, the tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The device sports a 10.1-inch XGA resolution display with screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. Plus, this multi-touch display comes along with anti-glare and anti-reflection film that helps the device in providing true daylight visibility. It offers 16 GB of internal storage capacity, and also allows the users to expand this capacity up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card.
The Toughpad FZ-A1 tablet is a dual camera device. It has a 5 MP rear facing camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. Under the hood, this extra durable tablet has a 33.9Wh battery that can provide around 10 hours of battery life. However, the battery life could be reduced upto 7 – 8 hours if you are using 3G data and satellite tracking a lot while outdoors by keeping the screen brightness high. Moreover, the device offers a number of connectivity options including Bluetooth v2.1, 3G/LTE, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Micro-USB, HDMI, GPS, computer synchronization, OTA synchronization and NFC.
One of the most interesting features of the new Panasonic tablet is that it offers battery-free digitizer pen. The Pen, which slots in the bottom back of the device, offers user the flexibility to write, draw or design as you would do on a piece of paper. Moreover, the tablet supports a number of pre-installed applications like Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube, Google Phone-top Search, Set-up Wizard, Contact Sync, Google Voice Search, Android Market Client, Panasonic Dashboard, Network Location Provider, Google Backup Transport, Panasonic User Button Manager, Panasonic Device Manager, Adobe Reader, etc.
Above all, the tablet also comprises of mono waterproof speakers and a mono microphone. Hence, we can say that the Toughpad FZ-A1 may not be a good looking device like Samsung Galaxy Tab, but is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a superb rugged feature-packed tablet. However, the only drawback of the Toughpad FZ-A1 is that it is expensive. The tablet is currently available in the market for a whopping amount of Rs. 75,000.
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