Panasonic Introduces Enterprise Grade Toughbook Laptop and Toughpad Tablet

The Toughbook CF-LX3 laptop and Touchpad FZ-M1 targets mobile business professionals, with the CF-LX3 being the world’s lightest 14″ business rugged notebook and the and the FM-Z1 being the lightest and thinnest fully rugged 7″ Windows tablet.

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The Toughbook CF-LX3 is powered by Intel Core i5 vPro processor, with 4GB RAM and runs on Windows 8.1 64bit with Windows 7 downgrade option. The system uses 14″ 1600 x 900 resolution screen, 250GB drive, 3 hours battery life from a 3 cell battery. It weighs 1.2kg with battery and dimension of 333mm x 225.6mm x 24.5mm.

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The CF-LX3 also has HDMI port, 1080p webcam and 3x USB ports (1x USB 3.0). It retails at RM 6960, optical drive not included.

The Toughpad FM-Z1 tablet comes in 2 flavors, one that is powered by Intel Core i5 vPro processor and the other is powered Intel Celeron processor.

It too comes with Windows 8.1 64bit with Windows 7 Professional downgrade option.

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This 540g and 0.7″ thin tablet also is of the MIL-STD-810G standard with 5 feet drop resistance, IP65 fully sealed fanless design. It has 7″ daylight viewable WXGA 1280 x 800 screen with 10 point capacitive multi-touch input. Storage-wise the high spec model has 128GB SSD with 4GB RAM (256GB upgrade available) while the low spec variant runs with 128GB eMMC and 2GB RAM. Battery life is said to be 8 hours, pricing is at RM 7500.

First Impressions

The CF-LX3 looks like a very durable laptop and the weight is quite light, the FM-Z1 may seem light on specs but the device itself is actually quite heavy for a 7″ tablet and from the experience of handling it, looks like the FM-Z1 could be doubled as a weapon too. šŸ˜€

The price is over-the-top, definitely you’re supposed to be looking elsewhere as a consumer or a cost-conscious business owner.

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