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.
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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
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%
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
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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.
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.
Usually, old laptops with 14-16 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.
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