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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2 rugged convertible review: Tablet with removable M.2 PCIe storage

Modular tablet with three expansion bays. Panasonic's expansive Toughbook lineup is getting better and better with each iteration especially in terms of display quality. The older Comet Lake-U CPU, however, holds it back a bit.

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Unlike the slimmer Android-based Toughbook FZ-A3, the Toughbook FZ-G2 is a full-fledged Windows 10 tablet with upgradeable storage, removable battery, 4G LTE, and a number of other characteristics designed to aid professionals and withstand the elements.

The full list of features can be found on Panasonic's official product page for the Toughbook FZ-G2.

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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Processor
Intel Core i5-10310U 4 x 1.7 - 4.4 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 17 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1150 MHz, Memory: 1467 MHz, LPDDR4, 30.0.100.9684
Memory
16384 MB 
, 1463.1 MHz, 28-27-27-125, Dual-Channel
Display
10.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, InfoVision M133NWFD R1, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 279.4 x 188 ( = 1.1 x 11 x 7.4 in)
Battery
68 Wh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Panasonic GPS Viewer, Asset Tag Entry, Camera Utility, Day Night Mode Utility, Barcode Key Emulator, Backlit Keyboard Settings, 36 Months Warranty, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
1.48 kg ( = 52.21 oz / 3.26 pounds), Power Supply: 504 g ( = 17.78 oz / 1.11 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
08/2021
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg28 mm10.10"1920x1200
07/2021
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
,
503 g19.1 mm7.00"1280x800
04/2021
Durabook S14I
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3 kg38.1 mm14.00"1920x1080
78 %
07/2020
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
SD 660, Adreno 512
930 g16.4 mm10.10"1920x1200
07/2020
Durabook R11
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg20 mm11.60"1920x1080
09/2020
Acer Enduro T1 ET108-11A A9001
,
499 g10.9 mm8.00"1280x800

Case

At 1.5 kg or 2.4 kg with the optional docking station, the tablet is heavier than its display size may suggest. The FZ-A3 is over 500 g lighter albeit without many of the expandable features of the FZ-G2. The chassis exhibits absolutely no warping or creaking when attempting to twist its corners.

The tablet itself integrates user-programmable buttons which can be incredibly useful depending on the application.

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Chassis targets MIL-STD-810H and IP65 specifications
Chassis targets MIL-STD-810H and IP65 specifications
Annoyingly, the dock release does not automatically disengage when the tablet is in position. The buttons on the tablet are unfortunately not backlit, either
Annoyingly, the dock release does not automatically disengage when the tablet is in position. The buttons on the tablet are unfortunately not backlit, either
The hinges may be small, but they are very taut for a good sense of longevity
The hinges may be small, but they are very taut for a good sense of longevity
keyboard deck is much thinner and lighter than the tablet portion
keyboard deck is much thinner and lighter than the tablet portion
Extending the handle bar prevents the top-heavy unit from tipping over when the lid is opened to wide angles
Extending the handle bar prevents the top-heavy unit from tipping over when the lid is opened to wide angles
Active stylus holder. The cover for the ports can be difficult to pop open while the long active pen cord often gets in the way
Active stylus holder. The cover for the ports can be difficult to pop open while the long active pen cord often gets in the way
Lid opened to maximum angle (~150 degrees)
Lid opened to maximum angle (~150 degrees)
Tablet is significantly thicker and heavier than the Toughbook FZ-A3
Tablet is significantly thicker and heavier than the Toughbook FZ-A3
298 mm / 11.7 inch 192 mm / 7.56 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs279.4 mm / 11 inch 188 mm / 7.4 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 1.5 kg3.26 lbs272 mm / 10.7 inch 196 mm / 7.72 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 930 g2.05 lbs227.1 mm / 8.94 inch 146.6 mm / 5.77 inch 10.9 mm / 0.4291 inch 499 g1.1 lbs193 mm / 7.6 inch 131 mm / 5.16 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 503 g1.109 lbs

Connectivity

Port options are varied with two RJ-45 and both USB-A and USB-C. The dock itself adds additional USB ports, but it would have been great to see HDMI included as well.

The tablet cannot recharge via USB-C. Meanwhile, the USB-C port on the tablet supports DisplayPort-out while the USB-C port on the dock does not.

Removable SIM card reader on back of tablet
Removable SIM card reader on back of tablet
Pin connectors on bottom of the dock for additional accessories
Pin connectors on bottom of the dock for additional accessories
AC adapter barrel port  and USB-A along the left edge
AC adapter barrel port and USB-A along the left edge
Top of tablet integrates a removable RJ-45 port
Top of tablet integrates a removable RJ-45 port
Right side houses the USB-A, 2x USB-C, and another RJ-45 port
Right side houses the USB-A, 2x USB-C, and another RJ-45 port
No exposed ports on bottom of dock. The bottom of the tablet includes pins for data and antenna
No exposed ports on bottom of dock. The bottom of the tablet includes pins for data and antenna

Communication

The unit comes with an Intel AX201 for modern Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. We experienced no issues when paired to our Netgear RAX200 test router.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1306 (1208min - 1406max) MBit/s ∼100%
Durabook S14I
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1246 (1055min - 1311max) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
 
607 MBit/s ∼46% -54%
Durabook R11
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
389 (317min - 438max) MBit/s ∼30% -70%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
 
316 MBit/s ∼24% -76%
Acer Enduro T1 ET108-11A A9001
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
315 MBit/s ∼24% -76%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Durabook S14I
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1517 (789min - 1593max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1462 (1337min - 1528max) MBit/s ∼96%
Durabook R11
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
592 (333min - 683max) MBit/s ∼39% -60%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
 
388 MBit/s ∼26% -73%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
 
345 MBit/s ∼23% -76%
Acer Enduro T1 ET108-11A A9001
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
310 MBit/s ∼20% -79%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1462 (1337-1528)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1306 (1208-1406)

Webcam

ColorChecker
3.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2: 7.76 ∆E min: 2.23 - max: 12.94 ∆E

Maintenance

The back of the tablet includes four removable modules for the battery, storage, and two other accessories. The modules are not interchangeable meaning users must purchase their accessories from Panasonic carefully. The battery and storage modules are secured by latches while the other two will require a Philips screwdriver to install.

RAM is soldered and not user upgradeable.

Accessories and Warranty

Panasonic offers a wide variety of accessories that connect to the rear of the tablet or bottom edge such as the optional keyboard dock. Examples include include a barcode reader, SmartCard reader, LAN adapter, OPAL SSD, and more.

A three-year manufacturer warranty comes standard.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The keyboard is comfortable and even better than the keyboards on most consumer detachables in terms of tactility like the Microsoft Surface Pro or Dell Latitude 13 7320. Clearly, the heavier weight and thicker profile of the Panasonic dock help make the keys firmer and deeper for more satisfying feedback.

Touchpad

The small touchpad (7.9 x 4 cm) is smooth and compatible with gloves. Unfortunately, the cursor is jumpy even when gliding at constant speed with a bare finger. Regular cursor control is therefore more frustrating than it needs to be.

The dedicated buttons are very shallow in travel despite the thick base. Feedback is subsequently weak and unsatisfying.

Keyboard has single-zone RGB backlight. All keys and symbols are lit when the backlight is active
Keyboard has single-zone RGB backlight. All keys and symbols are lit when the backlight is active
Small clickpad is not Precision enabled. Users must push down with greater force for the clickpad to register
Small clickpad is not Precision enabled. Users must push down with greater force for the clickpad to register
Keys are small and cramped, but feedback is still pretty good considering the small form factor
Keys are small and cramped, but feedback is still pretty good considering the small form factor
Small arrow keys
Small arrow keys

Display

The displays on rugged tablets are traditionally high in brightness with poorer colors, grainier text, and lower native resolutions. The Toughbook FZ-G2 breaks this trend by integrating a glossy display that is closer to a consumer tablet in terms of visual quality without negatively impacting brightness or overall rigidity. Black-white and gray-gray response times are rather slow, however, meaning ghosting is noticeable.

Pulse-width modulation or screen flickering is present on brightness levels between 0 and 7 percent.

Glossy panel unlike the matte panels on most other rugged tablets
Glossy panel unlike the matte panels on most other rugged tablets
Thick bezels with rubberized corners in case of drops
Thick bezels with rubberized corners in case of drops
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Subpixel array with visible touchscreen layer. The screen is a bit grainier than other glossy panels but it's definitely not as bad as most matte panels
Subpixel array with visible touchscreen layer. The screen is a bit grainier than other glossy panels but it's definitely not as bad as most matte panels
1098.3
cd/m²
1108.5
cd/m²
1018.6
cd/m²
1075.3
cd/m²
1078.6
cd/m²
1019.7
cd/m²
1056.3
cd/m²
1054.2
cd/m²
994.7
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
InfoVision M133NWFD R1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 1108.5 cd/m² Average: 1056 cd/m² Minimum: 7.13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 1078.6 cd/m²
Contrast: 2247:1 (Black: 0.48 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.18 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1.95
ΔE Greyscale 4.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
53.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
78.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
52.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.05
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
InfoVision M133NWFD R1, IPS, 10.10, 1920x1200
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
IPS, 7.00, 1280x800
Durabook S14I
KD140N0730A01, TN, 14.00, 1920x1080
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
IPS, 10.10, 1920x1200
Durabook R11
BOE5F9, IPS, 11.60, 1920x1080
Acer Enduro T1 ET108-11A A9001
IPS, 8.00, 1280x800
Display
-16%
11%
Display P3 Coverage
52.1
43.55
-16%
59.34
14%
sRGB Coverage
78.5
65.44
-17%
82.87
6%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
53.8
45
-16%
60.04
12%
Response Times
27%
51%
-2%
31%
26%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
54.4 (26.8, 27.6)
33.2 (16.4, 16.8)
39%
30.4 (16.8, 13.6)
44%
54 (27, 27)
1%
26 (14, 12)
52%
33.6 (17.2, 16.4)
38%
Response Time Black / White *
34.4 (20, 14.4)
29.2 (16.4, 12.8)
15%
11.8 (8.2, 3.6)
66%
34 (17, 17)
1%
18.4 (10, 8.4)
47%
29.6 (18, 11.6)
14%
PWM Frequency
211.9 (7)
304.9 (100)
44%
193.8 (100)
-9%
198.4 (99)
-6%
Screen
-43%
-125%
-35%
-76%
-30%
Brightness middle
1078.6
697.3
-35%
1180.7
9%
1078
0%
584.2
-46%
350
-68%
Brightness
1056
637
-40%
1102
4%
1060
0%
560
-47%
353
-67%
Brightness Distribution
90
85
-6%
89
-1%
77
-14%
79
-12%
92
2%
Black Level *
0.48
0.92
-92%
1.91
-298%
0.68
-42%
0.52
-8%
0.21
56%
Contrast
2247
758
-66%
618
-72%
1585
-29%
1123
-50%
1667
-26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.18
5.79
-39%
13.45
-222%
5.94
-42%
9.29
-122%
5.68
-36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.2
9.29
-50%
22.52
-263%
12.54
-102%
14.43
-133%
10.51
-70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.95
3.19
-64%
4.72
-142%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.8
5.4
-13%
15.4
-221%
7.2
-50%
10.6
-121%
6.3
-31%
Gamma
2.05 107%
2.18 101%
1.97 112%
2.17 101%
2.41 91%
2.12 104%
CCT
7565 86%
5736 113%
21134 31%
6530 100%
6230 104%
7390 88%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
41.6
53.4
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
65.5
82.2
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-8% / -29%
-30% / -68%
-19% / -26%
-11% / -37%
-2% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

Color range encompasses only 79 percent of sRGB to be wider than the display on the Durabook S14I but narrower than most modern Ultrabooks where full sRGB is common.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Color temperature is slightly on the cool side. Once properly calibrated, both grayscale and color deltaE values would improve noticeably from 4.8 and 4.18 to 3 and 1.95, respectively.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
34.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 14.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.8 ms rise
↘ 27.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 211.9 Hz ≤ 7 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 211.9 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 7 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 211.9 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 15366 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors under shade. There is some glare in spite of the very bright display
Outdoors under shade. There is some glare in spite of the very bright display
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Outdoors on a bright overcast day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance


Processor

Panasonic is sticking with Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-U vPro CPUs even though newer 11th gen Tiger Lake-U vPro options are already available. Processor performance is slightly slower than the average Core i5-10310U in our database due to the limited Turbo Boost potential of the Panasonic tablet. The newer Core i5-1135G7 is able to offer up to 30 percent faster performance in both single- and multi-threaded applications.

Upgrading to the Core i7-10810U SKU is expected to increase multi-thread CPU performance by about 50 percent over our Core i5-10310U configuration.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2 Intel Core i5-10310U; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø497 (493.59-499.05)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6 Intel Core i5-10310U; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø495 (485.97-504.35)
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE Intel Core i7-10510U; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø573 (556.81-623.79)
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U Intel Core i5-10210U; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø675 (602.36-766.64)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2414 Points ∼100% +100%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2317 Points ∼96% +92%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
1821 Points ∼75% +51%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1573 Points ∼65% +30%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1466 Points ∼61% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1416 Points ∼59% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (1192 - 1588, n=5)
1365 Points ∼57% +13%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
1337 Points ∼55% +11%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
1209 Points ∼50%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
1138 Points ∼47% -6%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
1130 Points ∼47% -7%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
846 Points ∼35% -30%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
573 Points ∼100% +39%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
572 Points ∼100% +39%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
536 Points ∼94% +30%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
501 Points ∼87% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
439 Points ∼77% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (411 - 438, n=5)
428 Points ∼75% +4%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
424 Points ∼74% +3%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
419 Points ∼73% +2%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
411 Points ∼72%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
393 Points ∼69% -4%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
383 Points ∼67% -7%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
332 Points ∼58% -19%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6223 (6058.33min - 6223.36max) Points ∼100% +101%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5990 (5531.07min - 5990.39max) Points ∼96% +94%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
4754 (4702.18min - 4754.06max) Points ∼76% +54%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4125 Points ∼66% +33%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
3773 (3752.06min - 3773.43max) Points ∼61% +22%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
3094 (3078.75min - 3093.88max) Points ∼50%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
 
3094 Points ∼50% 0%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1490 Points ∼100% +42%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1486 Points ∼100% +41%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1366 Points ∼92% +30%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1305 Points ∼88% +24%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
1155 Points ∼78% +10%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
1051 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
 
1051 Points ∼71% 0%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
961 (939.14min - 960.68max) Points ∼100% +93%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
922 (787.54min - 921.96max) Points ∼96% +85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
784 Points ∼82% +57%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
775 (755.03min - 775.16max) Points ∼81% +55%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
624 (556.81min - 623.79max) Points ∼65% +25%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
609 (503.02min - 508.74max) Points ∼63% +22%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (499 - 767, n=5)
601 Points ∼63% +20%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
599 (571.89min - 599.28max) Points ∼62% +20%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
499 (493.59min - 499.05max) Points ∼52%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
494 Points ∼51% -1%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
493 Points ∼51% -1%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
363 (358.73min - 362.64max) Points ∼38% -27%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼100% +37%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
223 Points ∼100% +36%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
208 Points ∼93% +27%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
188 Points ∼84% +15%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
183 Points ∼82% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
180 Points ∼80% +10%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
169 Points ∼75% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (164 - 174, n=5)
169 Points ∼75% +3%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
165 Points ∼74% +1%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
164 Points ∼73%
Dynabook Portege A30-E-174
Intel Core i7-8550U
156 Points ∼70% -5%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
137 Points ∼61% -16%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
1189 Seconds * ∼100% -38%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
881 Seconds * ∼74% -2%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
864 Seconds * ∼73%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
862 Seconds * ∼72% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (683 - 896, n=5)
838 Seconds * ∼70% +3%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
777 Seconds * ∼65% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
762 Seconds * ∼64% +12%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Seconds * ∼62% +15%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
571 Seconds * ∼48% +34%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
524 Seconds * ∼44% +39%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
494 Seconds * ∼42% +43%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5371 MIPS ∼100% +35%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5295 MIPS ∼99% +33%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5257 MIPS ∼98% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4520 MIPS ∼84% +13%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4503 MIPS ∼84% +13%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
4498 MIPS ∼84% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4313 MIPS ∼80% +8%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
4130 MIPS ∼77% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (3615 - 4398, n=5)
4121 MIPS ∼77% +3%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
3985 MIPS ∼74%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
3725 MIPS ∼69% -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26938 MIPS ∼100% +69%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
26910 MIPS ∼100% +68%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
25244 MIPS ∼94% +58%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22950 MIPS ∼85% +44%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
18625 MIPS ∼69% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (15976 - 19935, n=5)
17406 MIPS ∼65% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
17231 MIPS ∼64% +8%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
16207 MIPS ∼60% +1%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
16102 MIPS ∼60% +1%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
15976 MIPS ∼59%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
11546 MIPS ∼43% -28%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1517 Points ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1334 Points ∼88%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
1224 Points ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1167 Points ∼77%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (1040 - 1128, n=6)
1100 Points ∼73%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
1072 Points ∼71%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
900 Points ∼59%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
882 Points ∼58%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
882 Points ∼58%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
336 Points ∼22%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
 
332 Points ∼22%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
5553 Points ∼100%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4866 Points ∼88%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4284 Points ∼77%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
3855 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (2821 - 3854, n=6)
3469 Points ∼62%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
3323 Points ∼60%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
3323 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
3294 Points ∼59%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
2265 Points ∼41%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
 
1595 Points ∼29%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
1304 Points ∼23%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
8.02 fps ∼100% +89%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
7.54 fps ∼94% +78%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
6.45 fps ∼80% +52%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.09 fps ∼76% +44%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.02 fps ∼63% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.79 fps ∼60% +13%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (3.88 - 5.35, n=5)
4.32 fps ∼54% +2%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.24 fps ∼53% 0%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
4.24 fps ∼53%
HP ZBook 14u G6 6TP71EA
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.2 fps ∼52% -1%
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
3.02 fps ∼38% -29%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
76.5 s * ∼100% -7%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
71.4 s * ∼93%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (60 - 71.4, n=5)
65.2 s * ∼85% +9%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
60.6 s * ∼79% +15%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
57.2 s * ∼75% +20%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
54.9 s * ∼72% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
53.5 s * ∼70% +25%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
47.4 s * ∼62% +34%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.7 s * ∼60% +36%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45 s * ∼59% +37%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Durabook R11
Intel Core i5-8250U
0.836 sec * ∼100% -16%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U
  (0.703 - 0.806, n=5)
0.728 sec * ∼87% -1%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel Core i5-10310U
0.721 sec * ∼86%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.715 sec * ∼86% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.687 sec * ∼82% +5%
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.68 sec * ∼81% +6%
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7, i7-10810U
Intel Core i7-10810U
0.667 sec * ∼80% +7%
Durabook S14I
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.601 sec * ∼72% +17%
Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.564 sec * ∼67% +22%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.558 sec * ∼67% +23%
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
499 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
52.1 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
164 Points
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System Performance

PCMark results are where we expect them to be relative to other devices with the same Core i5-10310U CPU. Tiger Lake systems like the Durabook S14I score consistently higher especially in graphics-heavy applications.

Users should become familiar with the various pre-installed Panasonic applications as many specific features cannot be toggled without them including Night Mode, RGB keyboard backlight settings, and the GPS viewer.

PCMark 10 / Score
Durabook S14I
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
4826 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3888 - 4155, n=5)
4018 Points ∼83% +3%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
3888 Points ∼81%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
3489 Points ∼72% -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Durabook S14I
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
10076 Points ∼100% +19%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
8471 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8289 - 8659, n=5)
8453 Points ∼84% 0%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
7459 Points ∼74% -12%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Durabook S14I
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
6976 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6151 - 6886, n=5)
6601 Points ∼95% +7%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
6151 Points ∼88%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
5916 Points ∼85% -4%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Durabook S14I
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
4341 Points ∼100% +42%
Average Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3021 - 3265, n=5)
3157 Points ∼73% +3%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
3062 Points ∼71%
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
2613 Points ∼60% -15%
PCMark 10 Score
3888 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise smooth and with no dropped frames.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
10582.7 μs * ∼100% -553%
Durabook S14I
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
2042.7 μs * ∼19% -26%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
1621.1 μs * ∼15%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The system supports one M.2 NVMe OPAL SSD as the main and only storage option. Its sequential read and write rates of about 2300 MB/s and 1500 MB/s, respectively, are typical of a mid-range NVMe SSD.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
M.2 2280 caddy can be quickly swapped if needed. The tablet must be shut off before performing the operation
M.2 2280 caddy can be quickly swapped if needed. The tablet must be shut off before performing the operation
Removing the plate exposes the M.2 slot and drive
Removing the plate exposes the M.2 slot and drive
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
Durabook S14I
UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
Durabook R11
Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
AS SSD
60%
-28%
40%
Seq Read
1876.04
2184.39
16%
461.7
-75%
2053.85
9%
Seq Write
731.32
1441.3
97%
409.31
-44%
652.54
-11%
4K Read
43.55
35.98
-17%
45.52
5%
39.34
-10%
4K Write
88.45
260.14
194%
76.04
-14%
96.39
9%
4K-64 Read
507.34
396.5
-22%
359.76
-29%
676.65
33%
4K-64 Write
339.84
1056.95
211%
623.38
83%
981.79
189%
Access Time Read *
0.077
0.051
34%
0.203
-164%
0.044
43%
Access Time Write *
0.566
0.106
81%
0.226
60%
0.051
91%
Score Read
738
651
-12%
451
-39%
921
25%
Score Write
501
1461
192%
740
48%
1143
128%
Score Total
1574
2418
54%
1438
-9%
2475
57%
Copy ISO MB/s
1080.33
1537.65
42%
454.82
-58%
1622.33
50%
Copy Program MB/s
524.92
570.17
9%
114.71
-78%
378.14
-28%
Copy Game MB/s
1032.62
565.67
-45%
188.05
-82%
792.9
-23%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
67%
-40%
-9%
Write 4K
96.38
260.4
170%
102.6
6%
98.76
2%
Read 4K
47.38
52.95
12%
38.82
-18%
38.51
-19%
Write Seq
1213
1665
37%
408.8
-66%
843.3
-30%
Read Seq
1622
1541
-5%
427
-74%
1282
-21%
Write 4K Q32T1
251.8
637.8
153%
259.1
3%
355.5
41%
Read 4K Q32T1
264.8
683.3
158%
232.1
-12%
241.4
-9%
Write Seq Q32T1
1533
1656
8%
286.9
-81%
892.5
-42%
Read Seq Q32T1
2342
2490
6%
503.3
-79%
2478
6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
64% / 62%
-34% / -33%
16% / 22%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2342 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1533 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 264.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 251.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1622 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1213 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 47.38 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 96.38 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0120240360480600720840960108012001320144015601680180019202040216022802149.162291.772302.882305.822306.032307.082307.082314.212315.032318.382331.352338.682346.52347.262348.182348.312348.942351.032351.332354.382355.212356.152378.242385.932387.192387.862389.962389.962390.592390.823912391.212391.212391.212391.422392.012392.262392.472393.12393.272393.312393.312393.482393.482393.522393.732394.142394.142394.532395.37Tooltip
: Ø2361 (2149.16-2395.37)

GPU Performance

The integrated UHD Graphics 620 has aged poorly when compared to the latest Iris Xe or Radeon RX Vega. The Tiger Lake-powered Durabook S14I is able to offer 2.5x faster graphics performance than our Panasonic under similar TDP envelopes.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Time Spy
Time Spy
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
26627 Points ∼100% +169%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U
25077 Points ∼94% +153%
Durabook S14I
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
19487 Points ∼73% +97%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U
9903 Points ∼37%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6205 - 11437, n=221)
9224 Points ∼35% -7%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
8350 Points ∼31% -16%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
6078 Points ∼23% -39%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
4874 Points ∼100% +267%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U
3853 Points ∼79% +190%
Durabook S14I
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
3279 Points ∼67% +147%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U
1329 Points ∼27%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1444, n=209)
1153 Points ∼24% -13%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1075 Points ∼22% -19%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼15% -45%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
1495 Points ∼100% +259%
Durabook S14I
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
1032 Points ∼69% +148%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U
566 Points ∼38% +36%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U
416 Points ∼28%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 760, n=84)
384 Points ∼26% -8%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
363 Points ∼24% -13%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
1673 Points ∼100% +251%
Durabook S14I
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
1137 Points ∼68% +139%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U
643 Points ∼38% +35%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U
476 Points ∼28%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (343 - 708, n=86)
439 Points ∼26% -8%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
413 Points ∼25% -13%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
6571 Points ∼100% +261%
Durabook S14I
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
5173 Points ∼79% +185%
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U
4983 Points ∼76% +174%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U
1818 Points ∼28%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1750 Points ∼27% -4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1144 - 2006, n=240)
1741 Points ∼26% -4%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼18% -35%
1280x720 Performance Combined
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
AMD Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U
5853 Points ∼100% +228%
ADATA XPG Xenia 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
5474 Points ∼94% +207%
Durabook S14I
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
3036 Points ∼52% +70%
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U
1783 Points ∼30%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (927 - 2142, n=240)
1572 Points ∼27% -12%
Durabook R11
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1362 Points ∼23% -24%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼17% -43%
3DMark 11 Performance
2030 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8466 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1207 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
476 points
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Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 78 46.1 21 19 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 13.7 6.6 4.73 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 13.4 8.9 8.41 fps

Emissions

System Noise

The tablet is generally quiet but never truly silent when in use. Watching YouTube videos, for example, would cause a constant fan noise of about 27 to 30 dB(A) against a silent background of 24 dB(A). Running higher loads like 3DMark 06 would boost fan noise to just over 35 dB(A). Expect the fan to pulse somewhat frequently especially when launching new applications.

Electronic noise or coil whine is noticeable only when placing an ear near the back of the tablet.

Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Green: Prime95 stress)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Green: Prime95 stress)
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL
Durabook S14I
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP
Durabook R11
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
Radeon RX 540, i7-8650U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
Noise
-9%
-15%
-10%
off / environment *
24
25.2
-5%
28
-17%
28.3
-18%
Idle Minimum *
24.4
25.2
-3%
28
-15%
28.3
-16%
Idle Average *
24.4
25.2
-3%
28
-15%
28.3
-16%
Idle Maximum *
24.4
34.5
-41%
28
-15%
28.3
-16%
Load Average *
33.5
34.5
-3%
39.3
-17%
29.9
11%
Load Maximum *
36
36.2
-1%
39.3
-9%
38
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
24.4 / 24.4 / 24.4 dB(A)
Load
33.5 / 36 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203333.734.533.22528.126.227.326.63124.824.522.825.34020.220.120.624.65016.719.320.421.36317.719.419.620.58019.720.120.423.210018.518.118.818.612517.516.617.517.916016.714.314.617.320017.114.414.417.725016.414.313.718.831516.913.71418.5400181413.61950020.313.813.621.863020.112.511.821.180019.311.812.120.8100018.81211.521.4125020.311.911.422.2160022.411.711.225.220002411.811.427.6250023.411.811.425.831502512.311.628400022.712.21224.8500020.712.211.921.9630016.412.611.818.3800014.112.211.815.11000013.812.611.614.81250012.51211.513.11600012.311.310.912.3SPL33.524.42436N1.70.60.52.1median 18.5median 12.3median 11.8median 19Delta2.31.11.42.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoisePanasonic Toughbook FZ-G2

Temperature

Surface temperature hot spots are nearest the bottom right corner. Since the tablet itself is rather thick, the hot spots are generally small and not that warm. We're able to measure a maximum of just 38 C when running high processing loads for long periods.

Heat exhausts from the top edge of the tablet
Heat exhausts from the top edge of the tablet
AC adapter after an hour of running high loads
AC adapter after an hour of running high loads
Max. Load
 30 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
32.4 °C
90 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
33.6 °C
92 F
35 °C
95 F
 
 34.2 °C
94 F
36.8 °C
98 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 33.6 °C = 92 F
36.6 °C
98 F
34.2 °C
94 F
31 °C
88 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35.6 °C
96 F
32.4 °C
90 F
36 °C
97 F
33.8 °C
93 F
30 °C
86 F
Maximum: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Average: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.4 °C = 107 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 29.5 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.6 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.5 °C / 85 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 37.4 °C / 99.3 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (-9.5 °C / -17.1 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Prime95 stress (top)
Prime95 stress (top)
Prime95 stress (bottom)
Prime95 stress (bottom)

Stress Test

System idle
System idle

When running Prime95 to stress the CPU, clock rates would boost to 3.3 GHz for about 10 seconds until core temperature reaches 100 C. Thereafter, clock rates would drop to 1.7 GHz for a cooler and more stable 61 C.

Running on battery power will not impact performance.

Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 42
Prime95 Stress 1.7 -- 66
Prime95 + FurMark Stress -.9 648 - 698 60

Speakers

The front-facing stereo speakers have poor bass reproduction as exemplified by the narrow pink noise graph below. Maximum volume is thankfully still loud and crisp to be sufficient for voice calls.

Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio quality is clear but "tinny"
Pink noise at maximum volume. Audio quality is clear but "tinny"
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.333.736.32527.526.227.53124.524.524.54021.720.121.75022.419.322.46330.219.430.28020.620.120.610019.518.119.512520.116.620.116029.214.329.220034.314.434.325041.714.341.731547.913.747.940051.41451.450057.513.857.563063.912.563.980071.511.871.5100074.21274.2125072.311.972.3160071.411.771.4200071.411.871.4250072.211.872.2315072.412.372.4400078.612.278.6500078.712.278.7630069.612.669.6800062.912.262.91000063.612.663.61250064.11264.11600056.611.356.6SPL85.424.485.4N58.10.658.1median 63.9median 12.3median 63.9Delta13.51.113.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoisePanasonic Toughbook FZ-G2Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The difference between minimum and maximum display brightness is about 5 W. Running higher loads will consume a few watts less than the Tiger Lake-powered Durabook S14I albeit with significantly slower graphics performance. Performance-per-watt is not as efficient  and thus lower performance-per-watt on our Panasonic.

The small-medium AC adapter (~14.3 x 5.3 x 3.2 cm) is rated for a maximum output of 109.9 W.

Power consumption when running the first benchmark scene of 3DMark 06
Power consumption when running the first benchmark scene of 3DMark 06
When running Prime95, power consumption would jump to 79 W for about 10 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 32.9 W due to the limited Turbo Boost potential of the system
When running Prime95, power consumption would jump to 79 W for about 10 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 32.9 W due to the limited Turbo Boost potential of the system
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.93 / 2.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 8.1 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 34.7 / 79.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba KIOXIA KBG4AZNV512G M.2 2280 OPAL, IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Durabook S14I
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, UDinfo M2P M2P80DE512GBAEP, TN, 1920x1080, 14.00
Durabook R11
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ, IPS, 1920x1080, 11.60
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Power Consumption
-61%
-27%
-67%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
6.8
-94%
6.1
-74%
4.8
-37%
Idle Average *
8.1
16.4
-102%
11.7
-44%
13.6
-68%
Idle Maximum *
8.2
16.9
-106%
11.9
-45%
13.8
-68%
Load Average *
34.7
39.2
-13%
37.7
-9%
67.8
-95%
Witcher 3 ultra *
31.8
69.1
-117%
Load Maximum *
79.7
73.1
8%
50.5
37%
93.5
-17%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption Witcher 3 / Stresstest

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; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø31.8 (29.9-34.5)
; 1280x720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø35.1 (31.5-79.6)

Battery Life

Runtimes are long at over 11 hours of real-world WLAN use when the display is set to 150 nits. Charging from empty to full capacity will take around 100 minutes.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 10min
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620, 68 Wh
Durabook S14I
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 50 Wh
Durabook R11
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 43 Wh
Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged-P85G
i7-8650U, Radeon RX 540, 102 Wh
Battery Runtime
-51%
-49%
45%
Reader / Idle
1882
WiFi v1.3
670
329
-51%
340
-49%
972
45%
Load
190

Pros

+ tough magnesium alloy chassis with ABD and elastomer edges
+ RGB lighting on keyboard docking station
+ good colors for a rugged tablet
+ handy expansion slots
+ long battery life

Cons

- screen flickering present on very low brightness settings
- latches and port covers are small and difficult to grip
- moderate-heavy uneven backlight bleeding
- weak graphics performance
- no recharging via USB-C

Verdict

In review: Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2. Test unit provided by Panasonic
In review: Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2. Test unit provided by Panasonic

The Toughbook G2 is a great option for those who need a versatile Windows tablet and not just a slim one with very few connectivity features. The modular accessories and excellent display quality in particular are the most attractive selling points of the G2 as users can more easily adapt it for any given environment or function.

Perhaps the biggest drawback to the G2 is its heavy weight even after accounting for its rugged classification. The Durabook R11 offers both a larger display and upgradeable components while weighing several hundred grams lighter than the Panasonic. To make the clunkier Toughbook G2 more worthwhile, you'll have to exploit its versatile modules.

The Toughbook G2 is one of the most modular and customizable rugged tablets out there. You'll have to deal with its larger girth and heavier weight, however. 

For future revisions, we would love to see larger latches and the elimination of pulse-width modulation for brightness control. The small latches securing the ports and modules are difficult to grip while users sensitive to onscreen flickering may want to avoid using the G2 at very low brightness levels. An internal update to Intel Tiger Lake would also provide a significant boost to graphics performance.

Price and availability

Prices range wildly depending on the accessories and modules. Interested users can request quotes directly from Panasonic here.

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