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Panasonic releases new range of rugged Windows 8 devices


toughbookg1Panasonic has launched two new Windows 8 devices – both of which are designed to be compact and robust enough to use anywhere.

The first is the FZ-G1 Toughpad – Australia’s lightest and thinnest fully rugged tablet.

The next is the CF-AX2 Toughbook – a convertible Ultrabook that has also been given a rugged design to handle the day-to-day bumps and scrapes.

Both products are designed to be used outdoors and on the road with the tough construction giving it a solid defence against daily hard knocks.


The device has a 10.1-inch sun light viewable touchscreen with full high definition resolution.

It has the full functionality of a Windows 8 Pro operating system and can handle the knocks, drops and even the weather.

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

Panasonic’s FZ-G1 has military grade specifications for dust and water resistance and can withstand a drop from a height of 1.2m.

The FZ-G1 is priced at $3,299.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2


The CF-AX2 is a convertible Ultrabook that can be used as a tablet or like a laptop so you get the best of both worlds.

The device’s screen can be folded on top of the keyboard when you want to use it tablet mode and then easily unfolded when users want to access the keyboard.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 in tablet mode

It has an 11.6-inch capacitive high definition 16:9 display, is powered by the Intel i5-3427U processor and has 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD (solid state drive).

The CF-AX2 is priced at $2499.

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