Panasonic Toughpad Tablet: How Tough Is It?

Panasonic Toughpad tablets won’t be thin, pretty or cheap. But they’ll be tough. Here’s the info and specs on the tablets announced today.

Panasonic’s Toughbook laptops have been around for awhile — now the firm is announcing ruggedized tablets. The two Toughbooks will be out first quarter 2011 — they're heavy and expensive, as I noted in the news here. The specs, as Panasonic has released them, are under the video below.

Now, the tablets in Panasonic's Toughpad line won't be "thin or pretty," reps said, but it will be heavy at two pounds and hard to destroy. It's an Android 3.2 Honeycomb system designed for on-the-go enterprise and field uses. Does anyone remember Dolch?

On that note, I thought you'd enjoy this video showing just how rugged this tablet is.


Here are the specs on the $1,100 10-inch Toughpad as presented by Panasonic.

Features and Specifications
Operating System Android(TM) 3.2 (Honeycomb)
Processor Marvell 1.2 GHz Dual-Core
Storage 16GB
Optional Storage MicroSD optional up to 32GB
Display 500 nit, daylight readable,
10.1″ XGA (4:3), capacitive
multi-touch with anti-reflective
and anti-glare treatment and
built in ambient light sensor
Battery Life 10 hours (serviceable battery)
Weight 2.13lbs (without pen)
Drop Rating 4 ft.
Ingress Protection IP65
Temperature rating 14F to 122F (operational)
Inputs Micro-USB, microSDHC,
micro HDMI
Camera 5MP rear, 2MP front
Connectivity/Comms 4G (LTE or WiMAX), 802.11
a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot,
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR,
Satellite GPS
Security Features Hardware-level security, FIPS
140-X and HIPPA compliant,
cable lock slot
Dimensions 10.5 x 8.3 x 0.67 (Source: Panasonic)