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Panasonic introduced a new Windows tablet in their ToughPad lineup. It's the FZ-M1 7-Inch Windows Tablet and its defining characteristic is what Panasonic Tough devices are known for... extreme durability. Panasonic said the tablet is "built to enable mission-critical mobile worker productivity without compromise." It is built to withstand shock, vibration, water, dust and dropping from heights up to 120cm with full MIL-STD-810G and ANSI 12.12.1 certifications.
Here's a spec breakdown:
- Intel Core i5-4302Y vPro processor
- 8GB of DDR3L RAM
- 128GB or 256GB SSD can be heated in cold environments
- Display is 7-inch high brightness WXGA (1280 x 800) LED backlit IPS display
- Intel HD graphics 4200 video controller
- Touchscreen can be used while wearing gloves
- 8 hours of battery life with an optional high capacity battery available for 16 hours of life.
- A microSD card slot, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0
- 720p front-facing camera with microphone
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED light
- Optional 4G LTE connectivity
- Optional Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 Professional