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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55
Processor
Intel Core i5-8365U 4 x 1.6 - 4.1 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 25.20.100.6793
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4, 10-10-10-28, Single-Channel
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10-point capacitive, InfoVision M140NWF5 R3, IPS, IVO057D, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 346 x 272 ( = 1.3 x 13.62 x 10.71 in)
Battery
71 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
2.23 kg ( = 78.66 oz / 4.92 pounds), Power Supply: 504 g ( = 17.78 oz / 1.11 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.98% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 66%, features: 49%, display: 84% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55

80.9% Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK1 Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The latest 14-inch Toughbook addresses many of the shortcomings of last year's model while retaining compatibility with all last generation accessories.
Panasonic Toughbook 55 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review - 3YVq1Mwn8ow English
Lisa Gade reviews the Panasonic Toughbook 55, a 14” rugged laptop with integrated handle and many modular bays for customization. Need a dedicated AMD GPU, different ports, a fingerprint scanner or optical drive? Swap them in! The FZ-55 is Panasonic’s semi-rugged laptop with Ultrabook class CPUs and up to a 1000 nit full HD touch screen with pen. Yes, there’s an even more rugged Toughbook 31 that’s designed to survive being dragged across the desert floors behind and ATV, but the 55 strikes a balance between durability and portability. 4 LTE is optional, it has 2 RAM slots, up to 2 M.2 SSDs and a backlit keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2020
90% Panasonic Toughbook 55 Review – A surprisingly practical and modular platform.
Source: Toptenreviews English
It does many things well, but the two standout aspects are the modularity of the design, and what that enables from a security perspective. It enables customers to customise the hardware in a way that doesn’t involve the maker having an inordinate number of different SKUs and allows the machine to be smartly repurposed during its working life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Panasonic Toughbook 55 review
Source: Techradar English
An amazing piece of engineering, the Toughbook 55 delivers a go-anywhere computing platform that can be easily customised to support many challenging roles. The only downside of this level of flexibility is that it comes with a hefty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Panasonic Toughbook 55
Source: PC Mag English
A large portion of the Panasonic Toughbook 55's 13.6-by-10.7-inch base is made up of bays that can accept a dizzying array of modules—everything from RFID readers to Blu-ray drives. Just pop them out (as shown above) to replace them with a different module.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2019

Foreign Reviews

83% Panasonic Toughbook 55 [TEST]: Alt kan udskiftes på den modulære laptop
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 50% performance: 67%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.


i5-8365U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process) with vPro support. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 4.1 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

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.


2.23 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal 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.

From 2013-2016, Panasonic has primarily offered tablets and, to a lesser extent, also smartphones. However, there are only few smartphone reviews.


85.98%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 20RA001BGE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U
Dell Inspiron 14 5480-0K0TJ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U
Dell Inspiron 14 N3476
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N8000RGE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus VivoBook 14 A412FA i3-10110U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i3-10110U, 1.4 kg
Asus ExpertBook P2451FA, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.6 kg
HP Pro c640 Chromebook, i7-10610U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 1.5 kg
Dell Latitude 7490, i5-8350U
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8350U, 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S412FA-EK678T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G8, Core i7-10610U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 1.1 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FA-EB491
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.5 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U7410, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.46 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020 i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.09 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20U9005NUS
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10310U, 1.09 kg
Acer Enduro N7 EN714-51W-559L
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 2.85 kg
HP 14s-dq0007ns
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 1.5 kg
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 1.445 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10M-812XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.2 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-58-59KV
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.5 kg
MSI PS42 8M-072ES
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U, 1.2 kg
Acer TravelMate P614-51-G2-57MS
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.16 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FA-EB123T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.45 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FA-EB010T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.45 kg
HP ProBook 440 G7-3C084ES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.6 kg
Acer ChromeBook 714 CB714-1WT-52QC
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, 1.6 kg
Lenovo Yoga S940-14IWL-81Q7003WGE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 1.2 kg
HP 348 G7-9PH06PA
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 A412F-EK739T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.406 kg
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434FAC-A5188T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.2 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-10-11 (Update: 2019-10-11)