Panasonic has decided to join the tablet game, but they aren’t playing around. They’ve introduced a family of tablets appropriately named “ToughPad.” Although I could have done without the “Pad” part of the moniker, the part that matters is the “Tough.” These aren’t your ordinary consumer tablets, these tablets are all business and hope to appeal to governmental, healthcare, and utility industries among others. The tablets pack a punch but also pack a price.
There are two tablets in the ToughPad series: the ToughPad A1 and the ToughPad B1. The A1 is Panasonic’s 10.1″ version and will run you a whopping $1300, while the B1 is the smaller 7″ version and has yet to be detailed. As you can tell by the price, these aren’t made for play — but what exactly are you getting for your money and just how “tough” are these tablets? Since the A1 is the only tablet to have been detailed, let’s take a look at its specs and then you can check out the video Panasonic has put together to show off its toughness: