Panasonic offers two new TOUGHBOOK tablet options with the G2 and S1

The S1 runs on Android while the G2 is a Windows-based hybrid with expandable bays for specialty features.

by Justin Choo

When it comes to rugged laptop devices, Panasonic remains at the top of the pile. And now, they’ve added two new tablets to the line-up: the TOUGHBOOK G2 is a 2-in-1 detachable 10″ Windows tablet hybrid, and the TOUGHBOOK S1 is a 7″ Android tablet.

Panasonic elaborated that the G2 was designed for backwards compatibility with legacy systems while the S1 was designed for professionals who spend a lot of time on the move.

The G2 combines the best features of the G1 and the TOUGHBOOK 20 laptop into a modular 2-in-1 tablet with 18.5-hour battery life.

The 10.1″ G1 is available in Intel Core i5 and i7 vPro configurations and can support up to 32GB RAM and 1TB storage. Quick Release SSDs models are also available for business sectors dealing with sensitive data.

Panasonic also offers options for a keyboard and user-removable expansion packs with features such as fingerprint readers, thermal cameras, graphics card modules and smart card readers (contact and contactless) just to name a few.

The S1 is a rugged 7″ Android tablet that’s powered by a Snapdragon 660 along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The compact, lightweight body (514g) houses a 3,200mAh battery with an 8-hour battery life, which is hot-swappable for an optional, 5,580mAh battery that gives you up to 14 hours of battery life.

The tablet’s ruggedness comes from its 5-foot drop rating as well as IP65 and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance. And thanks to its outdoor-viewable display, patented rain mode (can operate screen as per normal in the rain) and glove touch functionality, the S1 can practically operate in any weather.

It also supports productivity+, an Android solution that helps enterprises operate on the Android platform.


The TOUGHBOOK S1 is available in Singapore via authorised distributors from the month of October, while the TOUGHBOOK G2 will be available from December onwards.