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Panasonic Toughbook FZ Series

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10310U, Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7, Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 660
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Qualcomm Adreno 512
Display: 7.00 inch, 10.10 inch, 14.00 inch
Weight: 0.503kg, 0.93kg, 1.48kg, 2.318kg
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 11 reviews)
performance: 58%, features: 58%, display: 83%, mobility: 76%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

 

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook FZ-A3
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 660
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 512
Display: 10.10 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 0.93kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

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Average Score: 88.33% - very good

Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

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%
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%
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%
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%

 

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 660
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 512
Display: 7.00 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.503kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-S1 Rugged Tablet Review: Optimized For The Mobile Workforce | Notebookcheck
Android 10 offers a cleaner and smoother UI experience than past rugged Android tablets while the bright glossy display is definitely nowhere near as grainy. However, any specialized accessories for the FZ-S1 will be a commitment as they are not compatible with other Toughbook devices.

 

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10310U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 10.10 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.48kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G2 rugged convertible review: Tablet with removable M.2 PCIe storage | Notebookcheck
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.
90% Hands on: Panasonic Toughbook G2 rugged 2-in-1 Windows tablet review
Source: Techradar English
The Panasonic Toughbook G2 provides the power of a rugged laptop with the versatility and portability of a rugged tablet. While the optional keyboard dock expands the tablet’s functionality, the real star of the show is the device’s modular design and the user-removable xPAK expansion packs. The Toughbook G2 is also backwards-compatible with accessories from its predecessors, the Toughbook G1 and Toughbook 20.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Hands on: Panasonic Toughbook G2 rugged 2-in-1 Windows tablet review
Source: Techradar English
The Panasonic Toughbook G2 provides the power of a rugged laptop with the versatility and portability of a rugged tablet. While the optional keyboard dock expands the tablet’s functionality, the real star of the show is the device’s modular design and the user-removable xPAK expansion packs. The Toughbook G2 is also backwards-compatible with accessories from its predecessors, the Toughbook G1 and Toughbook 20.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.318kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

83.9% Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK2 rugged laptop review: Iris Xe makes all the difference | Notebookcheck
The 2021 Toughbook FZ-55 MK2 is an excellent example of how far Intel has come since its Whiskey Lake-U days on the original 2019 Toughbook FZ-55 MK1. If you want to maximize performance without necessarily drawing more power, then the FZ-55 Mark 2 is a no-brainer.
80% Panasonic Toughbook 55 Mk2 (2021)
Source: PC Mag English
The Toughbook 55 is a semi-rugged laptop, a term that Panasonic itself uses to denote a machine that will withstand the stresses of a first responder’s daily routine, though can’t be submerged in water or used in a dust storm. Freed from the need to meet the ultimate rugged certifications, the Toughbook 55 instead sports a relatively compact chassis and oodles of customization options. For many buyers the similar Getac B360 will be a better choice, since it’s roughly the same size and has slightly better rugged certifications. The B360 therefore retains our Editors’ Choice award. For organizations who already have Toughbook infrastructure like vehicle docks and who are able to negotiate favorable pricing with Panasonic, though, the Toughbook 55 could be a better choice. Add in easily swappable components (like a barcode reader) that many other rugged machines don’t offer, and you’ve got an excellent semi-rugged laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Panasonic Toughbook 55 Mk2 (2021)
Source: PC Mag English
The Toughbook 55 is a semi-rugged laptop, a term that Panasonic itself uses to denote a machine that will withstand the stresses of a first responder’s daily routine, though can’t be submerged in water or used in a dust storm. Freed from the need to meet the ultimate rugged certifications, the Toughbook 55 instead sports a relatively compact chassis and oodles of customization options. For many buyers the similar Getac B360 will be a better choice, since it’s roughly the same size and has slightly better rugged certifications. The B360 therefore retains our Editors’ Choice award. For organizations who already have Toughbook infrastructure like vehicle docks and who are able to negotiate favorable pricing with Panasonic, though, the Toughbook 55 could be a better choice. Add in easily swappable components (like a barcode reader) that many other rugged machines don’t offer, and you’ve got an excellent semi-rugged laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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.


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

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

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


Qualcomm Snapdragon:

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.

Intel Comet Lake:

i5-10310U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.7 and 4.4 GHz with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB. The CPU supports the professional management features under the vPro umbrella.

Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.503 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.

2.318 kg:

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


86%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2021-10-13 (Update: 2021-10-13)