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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