Panasonic Unveils Tablet-cum-Ultra-Book

Japanese manufacturer Panasonic has launched a tablet, Tough-pad A1, and an ultra-book that can also function as a tablet, Tough-book CF-AX2, in India. While Tough-pad A1 is already available in the market, Tough-book CF-AX2 will hit the stores in February 2013.
The Windows 8 Pro-powered Tough-book CF-AX2 features an 11.6-inch LCD HD screen with-resolution of 1366 x 768-pixels and is powered by-Intel i5 vPro processor with 1.7GHz. The device has 128GB SSD memory and 4GB RAM, and comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card slot and optional smart card slot. Tough-book CF-AX2 supports 360-degree rotation of the screen, so that the ultra-book can be converted into a tablet. In tablet mode, the device’s keyboard is disabled, thus avoiding any accidental presses. A unique feature of the device is its hardware security chip, which bolsters its security features and makes it suitable for enterprises. This hybrid tablet comes with two batteries – an integrated 2-cell battery and a replaceable 4-cell battery – which make the device, run for up to 13.5 hours on a single charge.
The newly launched tablet by Panasonic, Tough-pad A1, runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and comes with a 10.1-inch TFT display with 1024×768-pixel resolution. It is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and has 16GB of onboard memory, with support for micro SD card of up to 32GB capacity. The tablet can access the internet on 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi connections and can also transfer data via Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB and micro HDMI. This device has a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front snapper. Panasonic Tough-pad A1 and Tough-book CF-AX2 are available at Rs 75,000 and 1.30 lakh, respectively.


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