Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Y1 coming this August for 2600 Euros
Panasonic had announced the updated Toughpad FZ-Y1 in a press release back in April for availability as early as this month, but a new press release today unveils an end of August launch date for the business-centric tablet.
The ToughPad FZ-Y1 is an update to the original 2013 Toughpad UT-MB5, which is the world's first 20-inch 4K tablet. The FZ-Y1 sports the same IPS 15:10 3840 x 2560 resolution display, but now carries HDMI 2.0 and mini-DisplayPort for added connectivity. Internally, the tablet gets a Broadwell upgrade to a Core i5-5300U. The "Value" configuration sports 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB, while the "Standard" model doubles the memory and storage. Other features include a thick bezel, magnesium frame, and a reinforced glass-fiber case built to withstand a 76 cm (30-inch) fall.
We originally reviewed the smaller Toughpad FZ-G1, which sports an even thicker rugged chassis made for professional use. The FZ-Y1 starts at about 2600 Euros and 3100 Euros for the Value and Standard configuration, respectively. Check out the official FZ-Y1 page for a list of its wide connectivity features and hardware.