Panasonic is back with yet another rugged Android tablet
Depending on the model, the Toughbook S1 can pack a barcode scanner that's available in both landscape and portrait configurations. Also, the tablet features IP65/67 certification, which makes it dust and water-resistant. More importantly, companies willing to buy one of the toughest rugged tablets might want to know the Toughbook S1 can operate in extreme cold (-20°C or -4°F) and extreme heat (50°C or 122°F).
Apart from the barcode reader, the Toughbook S1 might come with other optional accessories like an extended life battery pack and a second USB-A port for added functionality. Other interesting features offered by Panasonic's rugged tablet is patented rain mode and varied multi-touch options whether using a stylus, finger, or glove. The tablet also comes with an anti-reflection screen, so display visibility shouldn't be an issue for users.
As far as the specs go, Toughbook S1 is far from being impressive. The tablet sports a 7-inch display with 720p resolution and 500 nit average brightness. Panasonic's slate is equipped with a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.
On the back, the Toughbook S1 has a 13-megapixel main camera, while under the hood there's a massive 5,580 mAh battery. The tablet runs Android 10 and features built-in NFC (Near Field Communication), LTE, and GPS support. The problem is that the basic model costs $2,499, but since this is an enterprise tablet, it shouldn't be a concern to us, consumers.