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Gaming performance 6
Review Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Tablet
18 December 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: Bright and anti-reflective display, Good application performance, Solid build quality, IP65 certified, Possible operating temperatures, WWAN modem (Gobi), Excellent touchscreen, Digitizer pen, The excellent build quality and the very bright display.
Cons: Average cameras, Pretty loud with medium workloads, Expensive, Quite heavy, A quieter fan would be nice. It is quite loud, especially if you want to use it in the office.
Excerpt: Here’s the Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1, a £2,024 Windows 8 tablet that can survive more than your typical drop, but how much damage can it take? Find out in the clip above to see if it can handle being run over by a pro bike rider and even being blown up!
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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 options galore.
Cons: Only one USB port (two with optional USB module). Small-ish 128GB drive.
Conclusion: While there are many things to like about the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G1, the price is impossible to ignore. Shopping around can reduce the price from the MSRP of $2,399 to about $2,200, but that’s still enough to buy two Surface Pros or Samsung Smart PCs.
Summary: The Toughbook and Toughpad line have always been about powerful computing in a resilient shell, enabling powerful computing in the harshest of environments. The Toughpad FZ-G1 is one such addition to the family, and comes with a lot of niceties usually found the Toughpad’s slimmer, more...
Summary: The basics Here’s the Panasonic ToughPad FZ-G1, a £2,024 Windows 8 tablet that can survive more than your typical drop, but how much damage can it take? Find out in the clip above to see if it can handle being run over by a pro bike rider and even being blown up!