Panasonic has launched today a new set of devices in India, two tablets and a notebook, all of them beefed up and part of the Toughpad and Toughbook series. We’re talking about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 tablets and the semi rugged notebook Toughbook CF-54.


The slates are the first models from the series to offer voice calling, while the notebook is said to be the slimmest rugged unit in the world. FZ-E1 runs Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld and it’s powered by a quad core Snapdragon 800 chip, clocked at 2.3 GHz. The FZ-X1 has a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, feeling a bit dated.

Both slates offer 5 inch HD screens with 500 cd/m2 brightness and good sunlight visibility. They are certified for IP65/IP68 waterproofing and dust resilience, plus have MIL-STD 810G certification for durability. Other specs include 32 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP cameras and micro HDMI ports. 4 LTE and satellite GPS are also here.


The new Toughbook offers a full magnesium alloy design, spill resistant body, backlit keyboard, optional battery and Windows 8.1 Pro, powered by an Intel Core i5 5300U vPro CPU. Tablets are priced at $1866 for the FZ-E1, $1709 for the X1 and $2180 for the laptop.