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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-55


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-55
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-55 (Toughpad FZ Series)
Intel Core i5-8365U 4 x 1.6 - 4.1 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4,
8 GB 
, DDR4-2666, 10-10-10-28, Single-Channel
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ, 256 GB 
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/)
height x width x depth (in mm): 33 x 346 x 272 ( = 1.3 x 13.62 x 10.71 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
36 Months Warranty
2.23 kg ( = 78.66 oz / 4.92 pounds), Power Supply: 504 g ( = 17.78 oz / 1.11 pounds)



Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-55

Panasonic Toughbook 55 review: Oh so rugged and modular
Source: Phandroid English version
If you’re a consumer, you may not consider one of these for daily use. Maybe you will, and you won’t be disappointed. Maybe you’re a home mechanic and like to look up repair guides in the garage but don’t want to ruin a delicate MacBook with dirty hands. However, this is aimed at businesses and that’s where it excels. A business can customize it exactly to their needs and upgrade it down the line, and that’s perfect when you need a device that can take a beating. It has a three-year warranty with US support. It’s even backwards compatible with all older Toughbook 54 docks and chargers, so an upgrade to your business fleet is painless.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2020
91% Panasonic Toughbook 55 review: Made for the literal road warrior
Source: Techaeris English version
Listen, the Panasonic Toughbook 55 is obviously not a consumer-grade device, this thing is made for road warriors who are terribly rough on their gear. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy it. Given the purpose for which it’s built, the Panasonic Toughbook 55 is an amazing choice and will stand up to the conditions in which it is made to be used.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
72% Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 Review
Source: Pocketnow English version
If you’re a normal consumer, you probably won’t be able to get one of these Panasonic Toughbooks. It’s really the type of laptop that will probably be issued to you by an employer. Due to the modular nature of the FZ-55, you’re also losing some of the ruggedness that other Panasonic Toughbooks can boast, but naturally that’s a compromise you’ll have to consider. Does it need to be totally waterproof or does it need to be flexible enough to swap out hardware components at a moment’s notice? If you need to swap out hardware components on a mobile computer as easily as you could with a desktop tower or server, there’s really nothing else on the market that will let you do that as easily as the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% display: 70% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
95% Panasonic Toughbook 55 review: It's just so cool
Source: Neowin English version
Like I said in the beginning, the Panasonic Toughbook 55 is just so cool. It's a geek's dream. You can easily swap out components, there are modular accessories, there are different night vision modes, and you can even make the backlight of the keyboard any color you want. Of course, this really isn't made for geeks. It's made for businesses, and their workers that are heading out into the field, sometimes in extreme conditions. It's for people that might not have access to Wi-Fi where they're going, or even access to power. If you buy one just to geek out over the cool features, I wouldn't hold it against you though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 95%


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.

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

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.


15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.

86%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2019-11- 2 (Update: 2019-11- 2)