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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 world’s thinnest & rugged Windows tablet announced

It comes in two versions - one with the Intel CoreTM i5 vProTM processor and the other with the Intel Celeron processor.

Panasonic has announced the launch of second generation Toughpad tablet at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas, named as Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1. It is said to be world’s first fully-rugged 7-inch Windows Tablet. It comes in two versions – one with the Intel CoreTM i5 vProTM processor and the other with the Intel Celeron processor. Targeted at the enterprise segment, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is also claimed to be world’s lightest and thinnest ‘pocketable’ tablet, weighing approximately 540g (1.2 lbs).

This latest Toughpad series tablet features a 7-inch WXGA capacitive touchscreen display (1280×800 pixel) and runs on Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. The device has 4 GB RAM, which can be extended up to 8 GB. The tablet has a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 2 megapixel autofocus webcam for video calling.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, optional 3G/4G LTE, USB 3.0 port, optional Smart Card Reader, optional Barcode Reader, optional NFC, Magnetic Stripe Reader and optional Serial Port. It has a Li-ion 3220mAh battery that claims to provide up to 8 hours of battery life. The Toughpad FZ-M1 measures 203 mm x 132 mm x 18 mm and weighs 540 g (1.2 lbs).

There is no information about its price or availability yet.

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