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CES 2014: Panasonic introduces rugged 7-inch Windows tablet

Published on Jan 7, 2014 7:20 AM

LAS VEGAS - Panasonic has launched the world's first rugged 7-inch tablet with a fanless design on the eve of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. 

Called the Toughpad FZ-M1, the shock- and weather-resistant tablet weighs 544g and is 18mm thin. The Toughpad FZ-M1 is also the world's lightest and thinnest tablet in its class.

The device is tested to meet US military standards of MIL-STD-810G specifications for drops of up to 1.5m and IP65 standard for dust- and water-resistance. So its no surprise that tablet is targeted at military, aviation and supply chain workers who need ruggedness in their field of work.

"The Toughpad FZ-M1 is built for those workers. Its highly portable and compact size, power, connectivity and configuration options, and sheer toughness make it the ideal tablet," said Mr Rance Poehler, president of North America's Panasonic system communications company.

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