6. Ruggedized: Toughpad FZ-A1
As tablets continue to find themselves in more inhospitable places, Panasonic's line of ruggedized Toughpads is increasingly the tablet of choice. The 10.1-inch Toughpad FZ-A1, with 16 GB storage and Verizon's LTE wireless built in, is priced at around $1,700. It's not cheap, but does offer maximum protection against not only dustand drops, but also comes with data and device security features, such as U.S. government-grade FIPS 140-2-compliant security for data encryption.