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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and connectivity. The build quality and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the value for money and portability. Views are divided on the battery.

screen, design, build quality, connectivity, reliability

portability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

 

Thinness is the only philosophy that seems to matter in the world of tablets. Millimeters must be shaved off with every revision, no matter what the cost, both literally and figuratively. For the most part, this makes sense; a tablet that's light and...

Durable construction ; Useful buttons for system functions ; User serviceable and upgradable ; Strong performance for a tablet

Extremely expensive ; Heavy and thick ; Below-average battery life ; Loud system fan

The ToughPad’s high price makes it a hard sell in spite of its performance and durability.

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

 

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.

Solid performance, thanks to an Intel Core i5-3437U processor. Super rugged design survives all sorts of abuse, but is still light and slim. Great display combines high-resolution, adjustable brightness, and capacitive touch. Wacom digitizer. Modular...

Only one USB port (two with optional USB module). Small-ish 128GB drive

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. Panasonic, makers of the Toughbook, are solving...

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

 

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 combines portability, durability and solid performance in a Windows 8 tablet tailor-made for field workers.

Lightweight ; Fully rugged design; Very bright display; Speedy performance

No fingerprint reader option; Bottom can get hot

At just 2.2 pounds, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is the thinnest and lightest fully rugged 10-inch Windows 8 tablet, but manages to pack in a sunlight-readable 1920 x 1200 touch-screen display and strong battery life. Better yet, it does so for a...

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

 

The chunky Toughpad FZ-G1 has a high-resolution outdoor-visible screen, is moderately rugged, and delivers decent performance and middling battery life with the standard battery. The biggest drawback, however, is the price.

Rugged construction ; Good performance ; High-resolution, outdoor-visible screen

Expensive ; Bulky and heavy ; Moderate battery life ; Noisy when fan kicks in

The biggest drawback, however, is the price. At £1,500 (ex. VAT) for the entry-level configuration reviewed here, this is one expensive tablet. If you're likely to want any of the options and accessories, be prepared for further 'sticker shock'. Large...

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 rugged Windows 8.1 tablet

 

Panasonic's 10.1in tablet gets an upgrade to Windows 8.1, continues to protect against drops, water, and dust

Good performance ; High-res screen ; Field serviceable

Fan can get quite loud ; Screen looks a little grainy ; Could use a built-in handle

Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-G1 is an expensive 10.1in rugged tablet, but it's impressive. It runs fast, it has a good array of features and options, and it has a removable battery and relatively good field serviceability. All this in addition to being...

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Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1 review

 

The going gets ToughPad

Good performance ; Very sturdy ; Good connectivity ; Windows 8 Pro

Ugly design ; Fairly hefty

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Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1 review

 

There are added protective covers for the ethernet, USB 3 and other ports located around the edges of the device.

The ToughPad FZ-G1 lives up to its name and is well suited to outdoor use. You are paying quite a premium for that rugged design, but it’ll earn its keep on building sites and other environments that would be too harsh for a conventional laptop or tablet.

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

 

Need a tablet for a tough work environment? Look no further.

Impressively resilient ; Zippy performance ; Excellent stylus ; All weather screen

Huge price-tag ; Thick and heavy

Indeed, Panasonic says the Ethernet port is an optional extra, and the slot could alternatively be fitted with an extra USB slot, a microSD port or a serial port – the latter being another legacy port that some engineers need to use specialist...

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

 

This powerful and hardy Windows 8 tablet is perfect for those working in harsh environments

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

 

The Toughpad FZ-G1 can take a serious pounding, which is good considering its target market.

Special thanks to the folks at Shockproof for sending the FZ-G1 to us for review. Head on over to check out the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 and other tough gadgets.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 4:3
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WUXGA / WUXGA+ / XGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:QM67 / QM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3427U / I5-3437U
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