Panasonic launches two new rugged tablets, one semi-rugged Toughbook

By Hardik Singh | Published on 20 May 2015

Panasonic launches Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 at Rs. 1,19,000 and Rs. 1,09,000 respectively. The company also launched its semi rugged laptop, the Toughbook CF-54 HD at Rs. 1,39,000

Panasonic launches two new rugged tablets, one semi-rugged Toughbook

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Panasonic India has launched two new rugged tablets in its Toughpad range, the FZ-E1 and the FZ-X1, in India today. While the Toughpad FZ-E1 is powered by Windows 8.1, the Toughpad FZ-X1 is an Android powered tablet. The tablets are priced at Rs. 1,19,000 and Rs. 1,09,000 respectively. The company also launched its latest semi-rugged laptop, the Toughbook CF-54 HD which is priced at Rs. 1,39,000. Panasonic is aiming all three products at the enterprise segment.

Toughpad FZ-X1 and FZ-E1
While both Toughpads are powered by different operating systems, they offer a similar feature set. Both tablets offer a fully rugged design with MIL-STD-810G certification, IP68 rating and can sustain drops from upto 3 meters. Panasonic claims that both devices offer a low TCO (Total cost of ownership). Both tablets can operate at extreme temperatures ranging from - 20 to 60 degree celsius. These tablets will also work in rain and while the user is wearing gloves.

  FZ-E1 FZ-X1
SoC Qualcomm MSM8974AB Qualcomm APQ8064T
CPU 2.3Ghz quad-core 1.7Ghz quad-core
Storage 32GB 32GB
microSD support Yes Yes
Display 5-inch 5-inch
Resolution 1280 x 720p 1280 x 720p
Rear camera 8MP 8MP
Front camera 1.3MP 1.3MP
OS Windows 8.1 Android 4.2.2
Battery 6200mAh 6200mAh
Weight 432g 432g
Other Features
IP68 certified
MIL-STD--810G certified
3 meter drop resistant
Hot swappble battery
Can be charged via AC adapter
4 user configurable buttons
FIPS140-2 level-1 complaint security

The Toughpad FZ-X1 and FZ-E1 feature a high capacity user replaceable 6200mAh battery pack. Panasonic claims that both tablets will give up to 14 hours of data access time and up to 23 hours of talk time. Both tablets also come with a 1D/2D barcode reader, 3 microphones for better noise cancellations, user configurable buttons, and enterprise level security.

Toughbook CF-54 HD
Panasonic’s new semi-rugged laptop is one of the thinnest and lightest 14-inch semi-rugged laptops in the world. The new Toughbook is very customizable as in addition to the standard specs, the laptop features a flexible configurable area which can feature a DVD writer, a secondary battery, a Smart Card reader or a PC card. It also has a flexible configurable port which can be configured to host a secondary LAN port, d-GPS, a fourth USB 2.0 port, or a rugged USB port. The laptop can resists shocks and vibration and Panasonic claims that it can withstand drops from heights upto 76cm.

  CF-54 HD
Processor Intel Core i5-5300U vPro
Clock speed 2.3Ghz
RAM 4GB (Max 16GB)
Storage 500GB HDD
GPU Intel HD 5500
Display 14-inch TFT
Resolution 1366 x 768p
Front camera 2MP
OS Windows 8.1 Pro
Battery 3/6 cell
Weight 1.99 Kg
I/O ports
1 x SD/SDXC slot
3 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
DC-in jack
1 x port replicator
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