Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55
The latest 14-inch Toughbook addresses many of the shortcomings of last year's model while retaining compatibility with all last generation accessories.
Source: Mobile Tech Review - 3YVq1Mwn8ow Archive.org version
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
Source: Toptenreviews Archive.org version
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%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 50% performance: 67%
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.
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation was founded in 1918 in Japan, making it one of the oldest electronics companies (although it started with light bulb sales). The company operates in several business areas, including electronics, home appliances, automotive technology, aerospace, energy, and environmental technology. Panasonic sells televisions, cameras, audio and video equipment, home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines, batteries, solar panels and LED lighting worldwide. Panasonic is also a major supplier of components and systems to the automotive industry and has invested in artificial intelligence and robotics in recent years.
85.98%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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