Panasonic is no stranger to rugged devices, making a living out of the Toughpad and Toughbook series for years now. The latest such model is the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX, which is so rugged, that it can take on explosions.
The Japanese firm unveiled this model this week, with a 10.1 inch form factor and an impressive 14 hours of battery life. It runs on Windows 10 Pro and opts for a sixth gen Intel Core i5-6300u vPro processor. There’s also a wide array of connectivity options, from microSD to USB 2.0 ports, wired LAN, smart card reader and even a 2D barcode reader.
A hot swap battery is also here, plus GPS. The device is certified with MIL-STD 810G and IP65 ratings, meaning it can take on the elements, drops and more. It also works with Geo-Information Systems, maintenance and installation projects. Also, it’s certified for use in the chemical, oil and gas industry. It could easily be used in war field situations and on oil rigs on the sea.
Toughpad FZ-G1 ATEX is priced starting at $3767. It’ll be available from February 2018, at least in the UK.