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Panasonic Toughpad A1

Announced
Nov 7, 2011
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (Micro HDMI (Type D))
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (127 ppi)
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Panasonic Toughpad A1 is a rugged 10-inch tablet with a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Android 3.2 OS, two cameras (5megapixel main and a 2-megapixel on the front), Wi-Fi and GPS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (3.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.50 x 8.30 x 0.67 inches (267 x 211 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 34.08 oz (966 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 65
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 10.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 127 ppi
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz, Marvell
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 4590 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash, WAP

Technology

  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Push e-mail

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • microUSB
  • HDMI:
      • Micro HDMI (Type D)

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Nov 2011

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 36 Months
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