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Panasonic updates Toughpad FZ-Y1D with Broadwell and AMD FirePro M5100 options

Panasonic updates Toughpad FZ-Y1D with Broadwell and AMD FirePro M5100 options
Panasonic updates Toughpad FZ-Y1D with Broadwell and AMD FirePro M5100 options
Business-centric FZ-Y1D will incorporate HDMI 2.0-in with HDCP 2.2 for $4229.

We reported on the Toughpad FZ-Y1 earlier last month and Panasonic is already updating the tablet to the latest FZ-Y1D model name. The upgrade will bring a handful of new features both on the hardware side and software side including:

  • HDMI 2.0 input up to 3840 x 2560 resolution
  • HDCP 2.2 for DRM protection
  • Intel Core i7-5600U w/ vPro
  • AMD FirePro M5100 graphics
  • Intel Wireless-AC 7265

Otherwise, the reinforced chassis remains identical. The changes are catered directly towards professionals as the Toughpad series is not a typical consumer device. For example, the HDMI-in port will allow videographers and photographers to plug cameras and use the native 3840 x 2560 tablet resolution as a large viewfinder and for editing. The manufacturer claims this functionality to be possible through a proprietary software solution. With that said, it's a bit disappointing to not see Skylake processors available as the ULV i7-5600U is the highest option.

The new Toughpad with Windows 10 Pro launches later this month to early December for a list price of $4229. A Windows 7 model will also be made available by January 2016. All Toughpad purchases come with three-year warranty as standard.

For more information on the specifications and hardware of the FZ-Y1, see our previous post here.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-11-25 (Update: 2015-11-25)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.