If you’re looking for a rugged Android-powered tablet, Panasonic has something you may be interested in. The company on Thursday launched the Toughpad FZ-A2, which in addition to extreme durability also offers top-of-the-line specifications. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 is priced at $2,189 USD.
Designed for enterprises and businesses, the biggest attraction of the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 is, of course, its durability. The company says that the rugged tablet has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from dust and water, and it can withstand drops from up to 5 feet in height. As per the company, the battery life is on the tablet is up to 9 hours, which comes with a hot swap capable with bridge battery. On the camera front, the tablet comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
“Our customers rely on mobile technology to make their jobs easier and more efficient,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “We are continually innovating to develop rugged tablets and laptops that can meet the needs of today’s increasingly diverse mobile workforce. The FZ-A2 is the ultimate tablet for mobile field work that will continue to evolve with our customers’ needs and work requirements.”
As for the specifications, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 comes sporting a 10.1-inch WUXGA resolution daylight-readable screen with 10-point capacitive touch and 800 nit high brightness. It is powered by Intel Atom™ x5-Z8550 processor (2M Cache, 1.44 GHz up to 2.4 GHz), and 4GB of RAM. It features a 32GB of native storage. The tablet comes with a range of input ports including Full-sized HDMI out, USB A 3.0 and USB C 3.1, Dual Microphones, MicroSD, Integrated passive pen and holder.
For wireless connectivity is also available with Wi-Fi with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, and GPS. On the software side, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Notably, optional features are Integrated casing configurations for barcode reader or second USB, Integrated Smart Card Reader, AT&T or Verizon WWAN with 4G LTE, Dual Pass-Through Antenna for exceptional connectivity. For Panasonic Toughpad Accessories including Desktop cradle, vehicle mount, active stylus pen and rotating hand strap.