Panasonic expands Toughpad tablet line with FZ-G1 and JT-B1

Panasonic has announced a pair of new tablet computers at CES 2013 that fall into to the company's ruggedized Toughpad line. The tablets include the new 10-inch FZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro tablet and the JT-B1 Android tablet. Panasonic says that both of these tablets followed the original 10-inch Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1 that launched last year.

The FZ-G1 tablet has a 10.1-inch sunlight viewable touchscreen with an active digitizer sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The tablet runs Windows 8 Pro for the operating system and can be had with 128 GB to 256 GB of storage. The tablet also be fitted with 4-8 GB of RAM and an optional microSDXC card slot.

The tablet uses a third-generation Intel Core i5-3437U vPro processor working at up to 2.9 GHz. The battery promises eight hours of runtime per charge and the tablet has integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and optional 4G or 3G mobile broadband. The JT-B1 tablet has a seven-inch daylight viewable screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600.

The tablet runs Android 4.0 and uses a TI OMAP4460 1.5 GHz dual core processor. The tablet has 16 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a microSDHC card for storage expansion. The tablet also has a 1.3 megapixel fixed focus front camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and an LED light. The tablet also features integrated Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and has optional 4G and 3G connectivity. Both of these tablets are ruggedized to military standards to survive extreme temperatures and drops. The FZ-G1 tablet starts at $2899 and will ship in March. The JT-B1 tablet will ship in February starting at $1199.