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Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1

Specifications

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1Notebook: Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 (Toughpad FZ Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4302Y
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4200
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 0.544kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 76.63% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 67%, features: 100%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1

70% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Source: Laptop Mag English
For contractors, law enforcement agents, and other professionals who need a device that can keep up and adapt to their rough-and-tumble jobs, the Toughpad offers durability in spades. The anti-reflective display is easy to see outdoors. And while the low-voltage CPU struggles with more intense apps and games, the internals are more than enough to handle tasks such as data entry or swiping a few credit cards.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% A powerful yet rugged 7-inch Windows 8.1 Pro business tablet
Source: Techradar English
Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-M1 is solid in terms of both build quality and performance, and it's also quiet thanks to a reliance on passive cooling. Other plus points include a bright display and swappable components, which you may need to take advantage of thanks to lacklustre battery life. An enterprise offering, it also comes with a business-class price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Review: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Source: PC Authority English
As ever, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1’s talents come at a considerable price but it easily lives up to its name. It’s supremely well designed, and for those who need a tablet that can withstand the kind of abuse that would ruin any other device, the FZ-M1 stomps all over the opposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
77% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review: Rugged, customisable 7-inch Windows tablet
Source: Zdnet.com English
If you're looking for a rugged Windows 8.1 tablet that's relatively compact and lightweight, Panasonic's 7-inch, 540g, 18mm-thick Toughpad FZ-M1 is a good option. It's expensive, though, and battery life could be better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 77%
60% Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
Unless you’re able to deploy applications specifically designed for Windows tablets of this size, the usability of the FZ-M1 is restricted by its screen size. Many small business users will be better served by the Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 7in Android tablet or the 10in FZ-G1 Windows tablet, which has a screen that is much better suited to desktop use.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Toughpad is a worthy replacement for a rugged PDA, but the base unit has few I/O ports and any industrial peripherals are optional extras. Nevertheless, it packs a decent amount of processing power into a surprisingly light device with reasonable battery life for its size.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review
Source: PC Pro English
As ever, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1‘s talents come at a considerable price but, like its predecessor, it easily lives up to its name. It’s supremely well designed, and for those who need a tablet that can withstand the kind of abuse that would ruin any other device, the tiny Toughpad FZ-M1 gleefully stomps all over the opposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
Source: It Pro English
Customisation, durability and service/support offered by Panasonic are top-notch. The ToughPad just misses out on full marks due to the average battery life with the standard issue power pack. Pricing starts at £1,183 so the ToughPad represents a significant investment. However, this device looks capable of reaching the quoted five year lifespan without a problem and should provide a good ROI.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model:

With the society these days relying a lot on having our data available digitally in our devices, having proper protection for them is a priority for most now. The 7-inch Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is claimed to be the thinnest rugged tablet.

Its fanless 1.6 GHz Core i5 vPro processor uses very little power. As a result cooling is not required and it stays quiet. It comes with a minimum of 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD; performance wise it shouldn't have much problems running the software you're going to use on Windows 8.1 Pro. The 7-inch display has a modest 1280 by 800 pixel resolution, but it features glove touch technology and a layer of anti-reflection coating.

As expected, the tablet has been built to resist shocks, drops and extreme temperatures and it is also dust and water resistant. For all its armor, it's surprisingly light at only 540 grams and 18 mm thick. Battery life is a little disappointing at roughly 8 hours of full use, but the battery is interchangeable.

This tablet is not cheap. It's definitely for those that are willing to spend a premium on getting an extremely resistant device to safeguard their data. But with its impressive internals and strong shell, it's definitely worth looking at.

Intel HD Graphics 4200: Processor graphics card in some of the ULV Haswell CPUs with 20 EUs (GT2).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4302Y:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4200 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.544 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., is a multinational corporation based in Japan. Its main business is in electronics manufacturing and produces products under a variety of names including Panasonic and Technics. Since its founding in 1918, it grew to become the largest Japanese electronics producer. In addition to electronics, Panasonic offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic is an international notebook manufacturer, but with rather small market shares and few laptop reviews. Panasonic concentrates its notebook sortiment primarily to the niche of ruggedized notebooks, which are made for rough outdoor usage.

Panasonic reviews


76.63%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-29 (Update: 2014-04-29)