Panasonic's Latest Toughpad Almost Looks Downright Dainty

By Brian Barrett on at

Panasonic's ToughPad line up has always been durable, but not exactly full of lookers. The seven inch FZ-M1 may not be winning any beauty competitions, but it's at least a little more sleek than what you're used to.

Details right now are scarce on the FZ-M1, but Panasonic is claiming that it's the thinnest, lightest rugged tablet on the market. It runs Windows 8.1, is shock, drop, and pressure resistant, and survived an aggressive toss from a CES press conference dais to an admittedly carpeted floor.

Panaonic's Latest Toughpad Almost Looks Downright Dainty

The M1's not for everyone, obviously, but if you're leading a crew of clumsy, tiny handed builders, you've met your new best friend.