First look at the Touchpad FZ-M1 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet (video)

At CES 2014 Panasonic reveal the Touchpad FZ-M1, which the company claims is the thinnest and lightest rugged 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet in the market. At 7-inch the device is pretty small, but don’t let the size tell you otherwise. The FZ-M1 has a great screen that is even viewable on daylight.

What’s even more interesting about this device is that packs an Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, which makes the Touchpad FZ-M1 a common desktop PC replacement when connecting an external monitor.

Although this 7-inch tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro is aimed toward business consumers, it’s amazing how much power you can pack today in just a small form factor device. The FZ-M1 only weighs 1.2 pounds, it has a nifty price point of $2,099, and you can also customize with many accessories to convert this device as an RFID reader, smart card reader, etc. Oh! And it is 5 feet drop rated.

Source Microsoft

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.