Panasonic Reveals More Info On Toughpad FZ-E1 Windows Embedded 8.1 Device

Back in February, we reported that Panasonic is working on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld (FZ-E1). Yesterday, Panasonic revealed all the information about the device.

The Toughpad FZ-E1 is the world’s most rugged 5-inch tablet. Since it runs on Windows Embedded 8.1 handheld OS, it features all the enterprise class requirements. Also, Businesses can easily leverage their existing investments in enterprise applications without sacrificing performance and ruggedness. Since it is a military grade rugged device, you can have it thirty minutes underwater, withstand TEN foot drops onto solid concrete, Built-in heater for -4° F weather and more.

The Toughpad FZ-E1 with WiFi-only connectivity will be available in August 2014 at a list price of $1,899, followed by the telephony and mobile broadband-enabled version with a target date of October 2014 at a list price of $1,999.

Find the specs after the break.

Toughpad® FZ-E1 and Toughpad® FZ-X1: Key Features

Operating System:

o    Toughpad FZ-E1: Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld

o    Toughpad FZ-X1: Android 4.2.2


o    Toughpad FZ-E1: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 800 series 2.3GHz Quad Core

o    Toughpad FZ-X1: Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600 series 1.7GHz Quad Core

Rugged Durability: MIL-STD-810G certified; tested for 10-foot drops to concrete; IP65 and IP68 certified fully sealed design (sealed against dust and submersible in water), operating temperature range of -4° F to 140°F

Handheld Portability: 15 oz., 1.2” thin (standard configuration)

Industry-Leading Battery Life: Up to 14 hours of continuous use depending on usage conditions. Hot Swap functionality allows the main battery to be swapped without powering down

Enterprise-Grade Display: 5-inch sunlight-readable, anti-reflective HD (1280×720) LCD with high-sensitivity 10-point capacitive multitouch input. Glove-touch and rain-sensing features are included

Storage and Memory: 32 GB flash memory with 2GB RAM; and micro SDXC card slot

Connectivity & I/O: optional 4G LTE/3G/GPRS/CDMA2000 (voice and data); standard Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, near field communications (NFC), standalone GPS, Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 1), USB 2.0; optional integrated 1D/2D barcode reader; optional attachable magnetic stripe card reader; expansion area for peripheral connectivity

Camera: 8MP rear camera with auto focus and LED light; 1.3MP front camera

Security: FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliant

Warranty: The Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are backed by the industry’s most comprehensive 3-year warranty and U.S.-based customer support

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