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

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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18 Comments

1. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

This tab will make you a whole man!

10. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Will it make me Bear-Grylls-manly?

12. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

It will make you Chuck Norris Manly..

18. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

will it blend?

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

16. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What makes you think that?

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

17. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

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

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

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

9. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

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

11. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

14. DOODpls

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

is it a case or a device??

13. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

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

15. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

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