Panasonic Toughpad A1

tl_files/Images/ToughPadA-1.pngPanasonic has launched the 10.1 inch Toughpad A1, which will be the first in its Toughpad family of professional-grade Android powered tablets. The company has said the tablet will be ideal for workers in areas such as aviation, construction, field service and public safety.

Like all of Panasonic’s Tough products, the Toughpad A1 will have seriously rugged credentials. It has a MIL-STD-810G rating for 120cm drops as well as an IP65 ingress protection rating for resistance to dust and water as well as being approved for use in “extreme conditions”.

Here's what you get: the 10-inch display, running with a 1.2GHz dual-core Marvell processor backed by 16GB of integrated storage and further expansion courtesy of microSD. That display features 1,024 x 768 pixels in a 4:3 form-factor that is said to be anti-glare and stylus-ready. The whole package weighs less than 900 grams. There will also be software and data encryption, enhanced VPN, authentication, trusted boot and device management. It will come with Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS and optional 3G.

Certainly one of the best looking rugged tablets out there. Durable and handy with a very nice design. A minor drawback is the screen resolution which in a 10-inch should be a little bit better.

Read the full official Spec Sheet.