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The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-E1 is a manly tablet for manly jobs

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The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-E1 is a manly tablet for manly jobs
If you have a problem holding on to your tablets, the results can be deadly. Sure, today's slates can survive a fall to the floor. But if you continuously drop your tablet, it will eventually break. However, the new Panasonic ToughPad FZ-E1 should be able to survive anything that comes its way. The tablet will make/take calls, and with a 5 inch screen, it is like having a tablet and smartphone in one.

That 5 inch screen on the ToughPad FZ-E1 has a 720 x 1280 resolution and the tablet is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU. There is an 8MP camera on the back, and a 1.3MP snapper on front. The 6200mAh cell allows the device to perform network tasks for 14 continuous hours. Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld is pre-installed.

Here is a cool feature. Thanks to a supercapacitor in the phone, you can hot swap your battery, and if you make the swap within two minutes, the power will stay on and you won't lose a thing. The device can withstand a submersion into as much as 5 meters of water for as long as 30 minutes. Thanks to a "floating screen," the Panasonic ToughPad FZ-E1 will live through a 10 foot drop onto concrete. The Wi-Fi only version is priced at $1849, while for $1899, you can buy a model with 4G LTE connectivity.

To see this rugged tablet in action, check out the video slideshow below.


source: Panasonic (1), (2), (3), (4) via WMPoweruser

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posted on 23 Jun 2014, 23:53 2

1. luis.d (Posts: 169; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


This tab will make you a whole man!

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 01:00 2

10. Duketytz (Posts: 496; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Will it make me Bear-Grylls-manly?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 03:35 1

12. sriuslywtf (Posts: 266; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


It will make you Chuck Norris Manly..

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 22:08

18. shadez10 (Posts: 403; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


will it blend?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:00

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3333; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


A $1899 off contract phone with Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld edition. Sounds like a Sprint exclusive to me.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 17:08

16. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


That's why it's so manly, only the manliest of men dare to take on Sprint

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:07 2

3. Anshulonweb (Posts: 320; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I like the battery feature.... it should come in all smartphones......

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:08 1

4. fzacek (Posts: 1911; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


How exactly is this even considered a tablet if it can make/take calls and has a 5-inch screen???

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:21

5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3333; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Maybe Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld Edition is more of a tablet OS than a phone OS?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:28

6. fzacek (Posts: 1911; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


What makes you think that?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:40

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3333; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I'm guessing Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld Edition is not Windows Phone 8.1. Obviously they both must run on ARM, but I'm guessing Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld Edition is more industrial/WinRT (i.e. tablet focused) than Windows Phone is.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 17:10

17. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


remember back to the days of the Dell Streak (5" tablet)

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:32

7. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


It's the ultimate "manly" phone. Samsung should adopt that hot swap.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 00:47

9. techloverNYC (Posts: 407; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Anyone wonder how is this a tablet when LG3 a phone (5+in) is bigger than this?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 03:03 1

11. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Which windows is it?The traditional version or rt or windows phone?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:20

14. DOODpls (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


is it a case or a device??

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:43 1

13. chunky1x (Posts: 254; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


This phone makes the Samsung S5 Active it's #@$%^>.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 09:31

15. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


5" and its called tablet, and G3 at 5.5" screen is smartphone........ !!!!!!!?????!!!!

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