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