Panasonic’s Win8 Toughpad doesn’t have style, but will not break when dropped

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Panasonic has released a brand new ruggerdised tablet under it’s Toughpad line for businesses. A 10.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 may not look as stunning as the Surface or the iPad; but, when you drop it, you’re not going to break the screen or make a dent on the body.

Toughpad are said, by Panasonic, to be tested under the US Military’s MIL-STD-810G for drops, fluid ingress and temperature to ensure that they do not break in circumstances where its rivals will. It also includes a daylight-viewable screen – basically meaning you don’t get any glare. Also, interesting thing is that the battery is removable – which probably will explain why it is really thick.

Internal specs include an 1.9GHz Ivy Bridge Core i5, a 128GB or 256GB SSD, 4-8GB of RAM with an optional microSD card, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI, USB 2.0 port, Ethernet port, true serial port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support, and an option to add 3G or 4G LTE.

This tablet will be available in March for US$2,899. You think that’s expensive – well, they also have cheaper Android tablets with a 10-inch one at US$1,299 and a 7-inch one for $1,199.