Panasonic Brings Two New Toughpads to Light, One With Android and One With Windows 8

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We’re unsure if you’re very familiar with Panasonic’s Toughpad family of tablets, but if you’re not and you’re into solid ruggedized devices you might want to get up to date. Especially after CES 2013, the trade show that’s seen two new additions to the series getting unveiled.

The Toughpad JT-B1 is the more petite device, sporting a 7-inch daylight viewable 1,024 x 600 display. This is however far from a featherweight, weighing in at 1.2 pounds and boasting a hefty 5,720 mAh user-replaceable battery.

Panasonic’s OS of choice for this fresh 7-incher is Android, but unfortunately you’ll have to make do with the dusty and dated 4.0 ICS. The spec sheet also includes a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, and, of course, MIL-STD-810G certifications for protection against drops, dust and extreme temperatures.

JT-B1’s bigger brother, the Toughpad FZ-G1, is equally as strong and sturdy, but runs on Windows 8 Pro and comes with a much snappier Intel Core i5 CPU. This heavyweight weighs in at 2.43 pounds and features SSDs of 128 or 256 GB, 4 or 8 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, HDMI, and optional 4G LTE.

The Windows 8-running tab will start selling in March for $2,899 and up, while the Toughpad JT-B1 will be available next month starting at $1,199.

Via [Android Authority]

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