Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3


Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer
Bluetooth 5.0, Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7511, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.4 x 272 x 196 ( = 0.65 x 10.71 x 7.72 in)
24 Wh, 3100 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Gadget, 36 Months Warranty, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
930 g ( = 32.8 oz / 2.05 pounds), Power Supply: 350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds)



Average Score: 85.78% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 36%, features: 51%, display: 82% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3

78.1% Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3 Tablet Review: When Thin Meets Rugged | Notebookcheck
Despite being designed to withstand drops and industrial environments, the Tough FZ-A3 is lighter and smaller than we had initially expected. It's one of the few rugged tablets thus far, if not the only one, with both a glossy 800-nit display and the promise of an Android 10 update.
90% Panasonic Toughbook A3 rugged tablet review
Source: Techradar English
The Panasonic Toughbook A3 is well-suited for tough jobs in less than ideal conditions thanks to its IP65 and MIL-STD-810G certifications. The tablet features an 800 nit display with anti-reflective coating for outdoor use and the device can easily be customized to meet the needs of both field workers and first responders.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Panasonic Toughbook A3 review: The tablet that does everything
Source: Neowin English
I really love Panasonic Toughbooks. As I've said a few times, it just feels like they can do anything. They're expandable, they have cellular connectivity, and more. With 4G LTE, a super-bright screen, and powerful audio, I feel like the Toughbook A3 can be used anywhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Panasonic TOUGHBOOK A3 review: The Android tablet made for first-responders
Source: Android Central English
Panasonic's new TOUGHBOOK A3 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet built for police, EMT, military, and government. It's tough as hell, lasts all day, has built-in dual LTE abilities, and can be used in the rain. It's the one Android tablet that first-line workers need.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%


Qualcomm Adreno 512: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 510?). Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

SD 660: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.

0.93 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles 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.

85.78%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-14 (Update: 2020-08-14)