Panasonic Launches Android Tablet Toughbook FZ-L1 in US at $1,499: Specifications, Features


Panasonic launched its new Android tablet FZ-L1 in the Toughbook series in US on July 26. The new rugged tablet scores mediocre specifications but was launched at a hefty price of $1,499. Last month, Panasonic launched FZ-T1 in Europe which also made it to the US markets. Talking about key specs, the old-school tablet Toughbook FZ-L1 by Panasonic features just 2GB of RAM, a quad-core processor and houses no front-facing camera. But the durable Toughbook FZ-L1 can’t be compared with standard Android tablets as it is aimed to target the enterprise segment.

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-L1 Specifications

The Toughbook FZ-L1 sports a 7-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen is a 10-point multi-touch capacitive display with rain sensing and glove touch support. Based on Android 8.1 Oreo, the Toughbook FZ-L1 runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 chipset clocked at just 1.1 GHz. The tablet comes with 2GB of RAM coupled with 16GB in-built storage which can be further expanded by a microSD card. Talking about optics, Panasonic Toughbook FZ-L1 houses a rear camera sensor of 8MP with LED flash. Over at the front, are just a couple of sensors such as ambient light sensor and accelerometer, but no front-facing camera. The connectivity segment on the tablet supports options such as LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, a microUSB charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Panasonic Toughbook FZ-L1 packs a 3200mAh battery with ‘warm swap’ function which the company claims, could deliver a continuous data access of up to 12 hours. The rugged tablet measures 193.04×132.08×12.7 mm and weighs in at 421 grams. The Toughbook FZ-L1 comes with IP65 and IP67 rating for an all weather dust and water-resistance, along with MIL-STD 810G certification for tested drops upto 5 feet.

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-L1 Price

The rugged and sturdy Android tablet Toughbook FZ-L1 offers mediocre specifications and is aggressively priced at $1,499 which translates to roughly Rs 1,02,900 in the US. Though, the tablet is highly durable and meant for the enterprise market, the device is still an overly priced one. That being said, the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-L1 will not and shall not make it to the Indian market as it won’t meet its fate in the country.



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