CES 2014: Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet

At the CES 2014, Panasonic announced Toughpad FZ-M1, an enterprise-grade rugged 7-inch fanless tablet with a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor.

Toughpad FZ-M1 runs on Windows 8.1 Pro.

The Toughpad FZ-M1 is designed to improve productivity in a host of professional scenarios, including customer service, inventory management and asset tracking, maintenance, eForms, route delivery, eCitations, electronic medical records, inspections, mobile point-of-sales and geographic information system (GIS).

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is built for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures and for smooth deployments and ongoing support.

Panasonic announces Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet

The Toughpad FZ-M1 is powered by the new 4th generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor, providing enterprise-class performance on the go with unique hardware enhanced security features, remote manageability and capabilities designed to increase end user productivity and data protection.

An Intel Celeron processor model will also be available for cost-sensitive applications.

Its user-replaceable battery delivers 8 hours of work, with quick-charging technology that reaches 100 percent capacity in two and a half hours. An optional high capacity battery delivers 16 hours of power, and an optional bridge battery enables users to switch out batteries without powering down the device, providing for virtually unlimited use.

The Toughpad FZ-M1 offers a broad range of configuration options, allowing organizations to customize the ideal tool for their workforces. Configuration options include dedicated GPS, Barcode reader, Ethernet or serial port; and a choice of near field communications (NFC), SmartCard reader, UHF radio-frequency identification (RFID) (up to 10 ft. range), or Magnetic Stripe reader.

Additionally, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is the first rugged 7-inch tablet on the market offering 4G LTE multi-carrier embedded wireless broadband connectivity, enabling IT administrators to switch carriers via software to select the best 4G LTE carrier for their workers for any geographic area.

The price of Toughpad FZ-M1 Intel Core i5 vPro processor model will be $2,099.

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