A month ago the Panasonic Toughpad A1 was spotted getting the FCC treatment and the company has officially launch the Toughpad A1 and B1 Rugged Tablets at the Business community. Both the Toughpad A1 and B1 are rugged devices aimed a business users, the Toughpad A1 comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display while the Toughpad B1 comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display.
They are both MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certified for ruggedness featuring a sealed all-weathered design. Both device also have a magnesium alloy chassis encased with ABS and elastomer plus they also comes pre-installed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
The A1 is powered by a Marvell 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, it comes equipped with 10.1-inch multitouch display with a 1024×768 resolution, LED backlit and 500-nit brightness, the screen is also daylight-readable. It has a 5-Megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus and LED flash, there’s a 2-Megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, it has 16GB of internal storage and a microSD/SDHC card that supports up to 32GB.
It also comes with connectivity options including Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS and optional 4G LTE or WiMAX. There’s a 4590mAh battery pack that promises up to 10 hours of use. The Toughpad A1 comes with embedded security processor, hardware encryption, software encryption, trusted boot as well as FIPS 140-2 and enhanced enterprise VPN.