Panasonic has announced the company's 4th-generation Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows tablet. This latest iteration brings to the tablet improved battery life, performance, communication, as well as Windows 10 Pro. Joining the 10.1-inch display is a 6th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and Intel's 520 GPU, all secured in a rugged body that should survive a few hard knocks here and there.
The new Panasonic Toughpad boasts 14 hours of battery life (up from 8 hours), while an optional larger battery can even deliver 28 hours of productivity. As for the communication improvements, you're looking at Intel's Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 WLAN and Bluetooth 4.1. It's an ideal option for those seeking a powerful yet durable machine.
This latest Toughpad FZ-G1 will be available from July at £1,700. More details can be found on the official Toughpad website.
The 4th generation of the fully rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet launched today features improved performance and communication capabilities with an increased 14 hour battery life and the Windows 10 Pro operating system to further enhance its reputation with mobile workforces as the 10.1 inch tablet of choice. The Toughpad FZ-G1 has proved popular with a wide range of industries including retail and manufacturing, as well as organisations with large workforces in the field, such as utilities, logistics, assessors and field service as well as the emergency services.
This latest device delivers more performance for less power than its category competitors with an upgraded 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-6300U vPro™ Processor (3 MB cache, 2.4 GHz up to 3.0 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology). Improved graphics performance is delivered by the built-in Intel® HD Graphics 520 GPU.
Since its introduction 2013, the standard battery operating life of the Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet has almost doubled from 8 to 14 hours, with the optional larger battery now delivering 28 hours of working activity.
The latest communication capabilities have been included with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 WLAN and Version 4.1 Class 1 Bluetooth®. The 8MP rear camera presents the clarity and detail for documentation capture and photos.
"This latest upgrade to the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet is a perfect example of Panasonic's approach to sustainable mobile business computing," said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager of Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. "We continue to deliver regular performance and functionality improvements for our rugged Toughpad tablet and Toughbook notebook devices, whilst maintaining the wide variety of accessories and peripherals for the product, such as vehicle docking mounts, desk cradles, batteries, chargers and power adapters. This approach allows our customers to invest in a Panasonic mobile device with confidence, knowing that our rugged designs are built to last, that each model will continue to be developed and the investment in peripherals and accessories will remain compatible for the long-term."
The fully rugged Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet with Windows 10 Pro sets the new benchmark for outdoor viewable tablets making it ideal for field workforces in outdoor scenarios. With its capacitive 10-finger multi-touch display, waterproof IP55 digitizer pen for efficient usage even in rain and flexible configurable ports, this device can be used to view high definition documentation and images in the field and is equipped with the connectivity options to stay in touch wherever the location. The flexible configuration port gives business users the legacy port options they require in a compact, fully rugged and lightweight form factor.
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