Panasonic Intros Almost-Invincible ToughPad Tablet

by: Conan HughesNovember 9, 2011

While late to enter the tablet scene, Panasonic does it with a bang. Running on Android, the ToughPad is the company’s premiere tablet touted to “go where no tablets have gone before,” with specs that consider indestructability (or something close to it) a top priority.

Panasonic even has a video which summarizes the ToughPad’s description to be fearless. As such, the tablet is able to withstand drops and resist damage from water, sand, and extreme temperatures. Despite the tablet’s being marketed to be effective in any industry, professionals in dangerous occupations–construction, steelworks, etc.–finally have a durable tablet to bring along for work.

The other specs that determine performance and whatnot do not disappoint either:

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • Marvel 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 10.1-inch XGA LED (1024×768) display
  • 16 GB storage
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • Micro USB 2.0, microSDHC, and micro HDMI expansion ports
  • 4G (LTE, WiMax), 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 5 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras
  • Li-ion battery pack (33.9 Wh)

A smaller 7-inch version of ToughPad will also be released soon.

The hefty price tag of the 10.1-inch tough tablet–US$1,299–might make you cringe a bit. But, when you realize how reliable the ToughPad can be, you just might reconsider. More videos at the Panasonic website will wow you even more.

What do you think of tough and rugged tablets like the Panasonic ToughPad?

  • Guest

    Finally a computer that’s not designed to self-destruct. Looks like a laptop-killer has arrived…

  • This Tablet can gain some more visibility if Android Ice Cream sandwich update is rolled out along with the launch of the product