If you’re looking for a tablet that can take a punch, I suggest you look into Panasonic’s ToughPad tablets, that were recently detailed by their maker. These are two models, with the A1 coming soon and the B1 scheduled for debut next year.
Panasonic ToughPad A1 is a 10.1 inch tablet with a $1300 price tag, while the B1 is smaller, at 7 inches. Considering the price, these units are most likely niche products, meant for hard working environments like construction sites. To make them resilient Panasonic used a magnesium alloy chassis encased with ABS and elastomer, plus port covers.
The Panasonic ToughPad A1 runs Android 3.2 and relies on a Marvell 1.2GHz dual core processor, coupled with 1GB of SDRAM, 16GB of flash memory, a 1024 x 768 LCD display (anti reflective, anti glare), a microSDHC card slot and optional 4G LTE. There’s even a camera on board, a 5MP at the rear and a 2MP upfront with the main one supporting autofocus and packing an LED light.
The product weighs 2.1 lbs and measures 0.7 inches in thickness. And here’s a video of the tough product: