CES 2013 : Panasonic Brings Out Windows 8, Android ICS Toughpads

The Windows 8 FZ-G1 Toughpad is priced approximately at Rs 1,53,900 and the Android ICS JT-B1 is priced at Rs 68900 respectively


Panasonic is not a name most people would associate with computers, let alone specialty laptops. But there's a lesser known family of laptops from the company, called Toughbook. Known for ruggedness, Toughbooks were the computing devices of choice for outdoor use.

With tablets eating into the laptop market over the last couple of years, Panasonic has now made a tablet version, predictably named Toughpad.  The company unveiled two versions - a Windows 8 one and an Android Toughpad one at CES 2013. The Windows 8 one, called FZ-G1 has a 10-inch display screen. The other Toughpad, JT-B1 running on Android Ice-Cream Sandwich has a 7-inch display screen.

Panasonic claims that these Toughpads are robust and can be used across diverse fields. The FZ-G1 running Windows 8 Pro is rumored to be priced at $2,900 ( Rs 1,53,900) and is expected to be available from March whereas the JT-B1 running Ice-Cream Sandwich is rumored to be priced at $1300 ( Rs 68900) and is expected to arrive in February.


  • Windows 8 operating system
  • 1.9GHz Ivy Bridge Itel Core i5 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 10-inch display having a resolution of 1920X1200 poxels
  • Claimed battery life up to 8hrs
  • Micro SD card slot ( optional)
  • USB 3.0, 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wireless LAN conectivity apart from optional 3G conenctivity


  • Android Ice-Cream Sandwich operating system
  • 7-inch display screen having a resolution of 1024X600 pixels
  • Dual Core 1.5GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Micro SD Card slot
  • Twin Cameras ( 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera)
  • claimed battery life of upto 8hrs
  • In addition to this, Samsung has also announced a “huge” 20-inch 4K Windows 8 tablet at the ongoing CES. This is also supposed to run on the Windows 8 Professional operating system.

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