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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 (Toughpad FZ Series)
Intel Core i5-3437U 2 x 1.9 - 2.9 GHz, Ivy Bridge, Dual-Core, Ivy Bridge, TDP 17 W, 22 nm
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4000 - 1664 MB VRAM, Core: 1100 MHz, Memory: 666 MHz, Shared Memory,
4 GB 
, Dual-Channel, 1300 MHz, up to 8 GB
10.10 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, 10 fingers multitouch, Panasonic MEI96A2, IPS-Alpha, WUXGA active matrix (TFT) color LCD, circularly polarized, scratch-proof, glossy: no
Intel QM77 (Panther Point)
Toshiba THNSNF128GMCS, 128 GB 
, 75 GB free
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined headphone and microphone port, Card Reader: MicroSDXC up to 64 GB, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Position sensor, Configuration connector, Intel WiDi, TDP 1.2
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR Klasse 1, Sierra Wireless MC8355, Gobi 3000
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 270 x 188 ( = 0.75 x 10.63 x 7.4 in)
45 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8 Volts, 4,400 mAh, 6-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 8 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3 MP (1280x720 pixels), Main camera: 3 MP (2048x1536 pixels)
Additional features
Speakers: one speaker, Keyboard: virtual, Digitizer pen, PSU, IP65, Drop resistance up to 120 cm, 36 Months Warranty
1.012 kg ( = 35.7 oz / 2.23 pounds), Power Supply: 208 g ( = 7.34 oz / 0.46 pounds)
2900 Euro



Average Score: 78.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: 62%, display: 91% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

83% Review Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Ready for every situation. We already reviewed the smaller Android based Toughpad, and now it is time for the bigger brother. The Toughpad not only has a hard shell, but also powerful components. Does the fully-rugged tablet have any drawbacks? Find out in our in-depth review.
80% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review
Source: IT Reviews English version
From major disasters like torrential rain and merciless sandstorms to the more mundane threats of drops, spills, bumps, and bashes, there are any number of ways to ruin a PC when you need it the most. The Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1 rugged Windows tablet is tough enough to survive the worst, but runs with the best tablet PCs on the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
Source: PC Mag English version
With performance that rivals the top consumer and business tablets, and a rugged design that is surprisingly slim while still shrugging off the elements, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is tough indeed. The combination of powerful performance, ease of maintenance, broad usability and unstoppable ruggedness puts this rugged tablet at the top of the category, making the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 our Editors' Choice for rugged Windows tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 with Becrypt DISK Protect CPA review
Source: English version
Summing up, the Toughpad is a decent Windows 8 tablet, featuring an all but unbreakable chassis, robust Becrypt software and powerful Intel Core processor. However, it's hefty weight, average battery life and lacklustre screen hamper its ability to shine. Add to this its £2000-plus cost and we have to question how many businesses, outside of those operating in hazardous environments or dealing with sensite data, will be willing to pay the premium price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review
Source: It Pro English version
Panasonic’s Tough-branded products are amongst our favourites because their rugged design allows them to withstand more punishment than regular Ultrabooks. If you work in extreme environments and need a fully ruggidised device, the Toughpad FZ-G1 is the machine of choice. It may be expensive, but it won't let you down when it counts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 WinPro 8 tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English version
As a one-off purchase though, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 could prove tough to justify given its price, but its target market will surely feel the benefit of volume discounts. If stylus use is important then it could prove challenging but as a rugged tablet, it'll survive a soaking and it is certainly robust just don’t be fooled by that metallic finish, there’s a fair bit of plastic here too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2013



As the name implies, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Tablet was designed to withstand drops, crashing waves, blazing hot deserts and snowstorms. This tablet is coated in magnesium-alloy and bumpers to absorb shock. This 10.1 inch device has a 1600 x 1200 resolution screen, with an outstanding brightness of up to 800 nits, which will allow visibility in bright sunlight. The touchscreen can be used with an included stylus, and the physical buttons have been designed so that even gloved hands can use this tablet with ease. In addition to the usual front facing and rear facing cameras, there is an optional barcode reader.

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Tablet runs Windows 8 Pro 64 bit with plenty of apps that maintain the security of this device and the data it contains. The device also comes with a three year warranty. The battery and the 128GB SSD can be removed easily and swapped. Powered by a third generation Intel Core i5-3437U that clocks in at 1.9 GHz paired with 2 GB of RAM, this device will match up to the best performing tablets out there on the market. It should be able to handle most tasks and programs with ease. Graphics are handled by integrated Intel graphics, and battery life is impressive for a device of this class, being rated to last approximately 6 hours of very heavy use. For those seeking a powerful tablet that can weather extreme conditions, this is top of the line.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

3437U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 2.9 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» 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.

78.6%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-16 (Update: 2013-05-16)