Panasonic Toughbook unveils world-first 20-inch 4K Tablet

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Panasonic Toughbook has unveiled its unique 20-inch 4K tablet, designed for CAD applications, technical services, healthcare, photography, pro video productions and high-end retail. The FZ-Y1 Toughpad has the ability to transform the way industry professionals work, making it even easier to create, edit and transport drawings, images and videos on a tablet PC in stunning Ultra HD 4K resolution.

Stuart Buxton, Senior Product Manager, Toughbook, Panasonic, said: “We’re seeing businesses across various industries demanding higher standards in picture quality at work and at home. From the living room to the boardroom, 4K is a defining standard for digital content and the new FZ-Y1 Toughpad device delivers high-impact 4K presentations wherever you need them – from the showroom floor to the broadcast suite.”

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FZ-Y1 20″ 4K Tablet | Designed for CAD applications, technical services, healthcare, photography, pro video productions and high-end retail

In the media, broadcast or photography industry, the new 4K tablet allows instant and detailed review of images or video footage. The retail industry can benefit from an attractive, stylish device for showroom demonstrations. Creative agencies, engineering and architectural firms will value the tablet for its detailed design collaboration capabilities. In addition, healthcare professionals can view DICOM scans and x-ray images with greater clarity and precision than ever before in a sanitisable device.

To protect the slim 12.5mm-thin unit, the eye-catching silver bezel and 4K display panel are mounted on a magnesium alloy frame, and enclosed in a reinforced glass fibre case. For collaborative working, the tablet incorporates a 10-point multi-touch screen and a highly detailed 230 pixel-per-inch IPS Alpha LCD display with a 15:10 aspect ratio, perfect for displaying blueprints and other A3 sized documents.

The Panasonic FZ-Y1 tablet provides the performance of a desktop with an Intel® Core™ i5-5300U vPro™ Processor, HDMI 2.0 input, Windows® 10 Pro and a 256 GB SSD.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1: Key features

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For viewing animations, film rushes, 3D models, plans or images in the ultimate high resolution detail, the Toughpad’s HDMI 2.0 input enables the device to be turned into a field monitor for applications such as broadcast and movie shooting.

With business ports and wireless connectivity – USB 3.0, Intel® Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (class 1), Ethernet and Mini DisplayPort™ output – users are always connected and able to collaborate, whether at their desk or out of the office.

The lightweight, business-rugged 4K tablet is built to handle a 76 cm drop to its back while operating, and 30 cm drops to 26 angles when nonoperational, helping to avoid downtime and deliver a better total cost of ownership for businesses.

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 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.

Stuart Buxton added: “Globally, Panasonic Toughbook is celebrating its 20th anniversary and continues to be the market leader in rugged technology internationally and locally. This latest achievement underlines our ongoing commitment to delivering innovation in rugged mobile computing technology.”

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 is priced at $5999rrp and is available now from Panasonic Toughbook distributors.

Key Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD tablet (3840 x 2560) with 15:10 aspect ratio
  • Windows 10 Professional
  • Intel® Core™ i5-5300U vPro™ Processor
  • Intel® HD Graphics 5500
  • 20-inch tablet that weighs 2.41kg and is 12.5mm thin
  • IPS capacitive display with 10-point multi-touch
  • Accurate and lifelike imagery with 16.8 million colours
  • 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM
  • Built-in LAN port, HDMI 2.0 input (supports 4K) and MiniDisplayPort
  • Optional cradle with 1x LAN, 1x HDMI output and 3x USB 3.0
  • Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless connectivity
  • HD (720p) Front Web Camera
  • Sanitisable and supports DICOM standard for medical imaging

About Panasonic Toughbook

Panasonic Toughbooks are used extensively worldwide by mobile professionals, field workers, the military, utilities, heavy industry, emergency services and organisations where durable mobile computing is critical to maximising productivity and uptime.

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