Panasonic adds toughness to Windows 8.1 tablets

panasonic toughpad

We have seen so many different kinds of Windows devices in the last few years. Devices that flip, spin, rotate, detach, and slide. The one type of device we haven’t seen yet, at least from a major player, is something tough. Everyone is trying to make their devices thinner and lighter, but for some people tha┬ájust means more fragile. Panasonic has the answer.

The Toughpad Fz-M1 is the first Windows tablet to be built for toughness. This 7-inch tablet is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor with Windows 8.1, which makes it a real PC. But that’s not the cool part. It has received a MIL-STD-810G rating for rough tumbles as well as resisting dust and water. This is the device that you can take outside and not worry about getting a little dirty.

Other specs include 1280×800 display resolution, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and up to 8 hours of battery life.The Toughpad will be available this Sprint for $2,099. We never said toughness would be cheap. Anyone considering picking one of these up? Do you care about toughness?


  • Dayne Blake

    I could really give two shyts about toughness,, this lil piece of shit is over priced, get insurance it would be cheaper

  • kent

    it is for businesses not consumer. builder and architects, plumbers etc can use this and it will be affordable for them not you and me

  • kyone

    Keep in mind that it has a i5 core processor in a 7″ screen size tablet. That is a first so you would expect to pay a premium.