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January 9, 2014

CES2014: Hands-On with the Toughpad FZ-M1 7” Windows 8.1 Pro Tablet

The recently announced Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is the world’s thinnest and lightest rugged 7” tablet. Here at CES 2014, I had the opportunity to try out the Toughpad FZ-M1 first hand, and to talk with Panasonic about this new PC.


The Toughpad FZ-M1 weighs in at just 1.2 lb in base configuration and is quite compact

The Toughpad FZ-M1 is quite compact, but is loaded with the kinds of features that you expect with Panasonic’s Toughbook and Toughpad lineup of ruggedized laptops and tablets. The daylight viewable touch screen even works with gloves! (too bad I left mine back in Seattle.)


Trying out the touch experience with Windows 8.1 on the Toughpad FZ-M1

In the following video I talk with Panasonic’s Dan Diliberti about this new addition to the Toughpad family and give it a quick drop test too:

It you are looking for a PC that can run any app anywhere in any conditions, check out the Toughpad FZ-M1 (available Spring 2014). To learn more about the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1, check out the official product page on

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