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Panasonic Toughpad sets new benchmark for large screen 4K tablets

Panasonic today set a new standard for large screen tablets with a range of powerful new enhancements to its 20 type 4K Toughpad tablets designed to benefit the broadcast, photography, healthcare, architect, fashion and retail industries. Improvements to the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 Standard model include the latest 5th generation Intel® Processor, HDMI 2.0 INPUT port*1 to enable its crystal clear 4K display to be used as a monitor for viewing contents from other sources and unrivalled office connectivity. Alongside the Standard model, the Value model is also being introduced today with a high-end Performance model planned for later in the year.

The latest features on the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 Standard model make it ideal for a range of industries. The monitor capability is perfect for the broadcast and photography industry for instant and detailed review of images or video footage. The healthcare industry can review scans and x-ray images with greater clarity and precision than ever before. The retail industry can benefit from an attractive and highly stylised device for showroom demonstrations and creative agencies, engineering and architectural firms will value the tablet for its detailed design review and collaboration capabilities.

4K tablet with Full HD support

First introduced in 2013 as the Panasonic Toughpad UT-MB5 and now rebranded, the Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablets are the world’s first 20-type tablets with a 4K resolution display. For professionals in fields where visual clarity and collaboration are essential, it features a brilliant and immersive 230 pixel-per-type IPSα LCD touchscreen display with a 15:10 aspect ratio and wide viewing angles that goes beyond Ultra HD resolution. The latest version of the device now also offers Full HD support to easily work with Full HD content on the 4K tablet.

Ideal for viewing and reviewing

The new HDMI 2.0 INPUT port*1 allows the device to be turned into a mobile monitor. The additional Mini DisplayPortTM*1 completes the full set of business ports (USB 3.0 with charge capability, LAN port*1, SD card slot, Smart card reader*1 and docking connector). Wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and WLAN) ensures the user is always connected, whether at desk or out in the field.

Powerful and flexible

The tablet is powered by the latest 5th generation Intel® CoreTM i5-5300U vProTM Processor (3 MB cache, 2.3GHz up to 2.9GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology) and includes 8GB RAM (4GB in the Value Model) and 256GB SSD (128GB in the Value Model). The Windows 8.1 Pro Update operating system ensures high performance, security and an intuitive touch experience for the user.

The eye-catching black bezel together with 4K display panel is mounted on the magnesium frame which indeed is enclosed in a reinforced glass fiber case makes it a true business rugged tablet. This lightweight business rugged tablet is built to handle a 76cm*2 fall, helping to avoid downtime and delivering a better total cost of ownership for businesses. The device also now comes with security lock compatibility to easily secure the device while away from the desk or at an event.

Combined with accessories such as the optional Panasonic desktop cradle and carrying case solution, the device can be used as both a desktop PC and tablet. The cradle easily converts into a tilted stand to allow the tablet to be used in drafting table mode, and offers additional connectivity port options. A VESA-compatible mounting adaptor plate is also available.

“By listening to our customers, we have been able to make a number of practical and very effective changes to the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 to make the device even more attractive to industries such as broadcast, photography, healthcare, architect, fashion and retail,” said Jan Kaempfer, General Manager of Marketing for Panasonic Computer Product Solutions. “In addition, we have also optimized the specifications and features in to three different product SKUs to meet different customer expectations and price points.”

The latest Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 models will be available from the end of August (ex-factory) and prices start from €2499 / £1848 for the Value model and €2999 / £2218 for the Standard model.

For further information visit: www.toughbook.eu

*1 Available only in Standard model.

*2 Operating mode, bottom-side drop test and this performance test does not guarantee against damage or malfunction.