Panasonic is on a roll today, launching two new Toughbook devices, the T1 and L1. These devices manage to be both rugged and somehow stylish and elegant. We focus more on the Panasonic Toughbook L1, the slate, with modest specs, but a very solid body.
Also known as the Toughbook TZ-L1, the device packs a 7 inch 1280 x 720 pixel display with 10 point multitouch input and support for gloved hand input. We’ve also got optional passive styus support and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad core CPU. There’s 2 GB of RAM here, 16 GB of eMMC storage, as well as a microSD card slot.
Two microphones and a mono speaker are here, plus an 8 megapixel rear camera. There’s a microUSB port, audio jack and all the connectivity options are covered: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, optional LTE and WiFi a/b/g/nd/h/r. It may feel modest, but we’ve also got a 3200 mAh battery inside and of course the selling point remains the case. It’s a MIL-STD810G tested case, that’s resilient to drops up to 5 foot in height.
Toughbook L1 has IP65 and IP67 dust proofing and also water resistance, meaning it can be dunked in up o 3.3 feet of water for 30 minutes. The product has very large bezels and comes with a variety of enterprise accessories, like cradles, battery packs, protective films, cradles and more.