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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 rugged tablet (preview)

 

Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-M1 offers rugged features and fast performance in a 7in form factor

Fanless design ; Hot-swappable battery option ; Lots of optional connectivity features

Cost will be a barrier for some ; Size could be an issue

Panasonic's latest Toughbook, the FZ-M1 has a fanless design that allows for the body to be sealed. This makes it dustproof and water resistant. It's a unit that can also withstand 1.5m drops. Importantly, it's based on a Core i5 CPU and Windows 8.1,...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

 

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is tough as nails and built like a tank, but this rugged tablet is small enough to fit in a coat pocket.

Fully rugged design. Hardy magnesium alloy chassis. Sealed port covers. Heavy bumpers. Touch display is readable in sunlight and works with fingers, gloves, or stylus. Intel Core i5-4302Y processor outperforms many mobile competitors. Several add-on...

Low-resolution display. Short battery life.

Conclusion With its Intel Core i5-4302Y processor, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 offers significantly better performance than Atom-based counterparts. Its small size makes it easier to tote around, whether you're carrying it from house to house checking...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

 

Mil-spec durability; Supports barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader; Bright, anti-reflective display; Lots of configuration options ; Runs hot; Mediocre performance ; The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet offers a highly configurable chassis and...

Runs hot; Mediocre performance ; The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet offers a highly configurable chassis and military-grade durability to withstand abuse even in extreme environments.

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet offers a highly configurable chassis and military-grade durability to withstand abuse even in extreme environments.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review

 

A powerful yet rugged 7-inch Windows 8.1 Pro business tablet

Powerful Core i5 processor ; Well protected ; Display designed for bright conditions ; Quiet (fanless design)

Price ; Battery life

Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-M1 is solid in terms of both build quality and performance, and it's also quiet thanks to a reliance on passive cooling. Other plus points include a bright display and swappable components, which you may need to take advantage...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 Tablet Review

 

Takes a licking. Panasonic's Toughpad FZ-M1 is an extremely robust 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. The Core i5 processor is cooled passively, which prevents continuous top-notch performance.

Matt-reflective display, IPS panel, High brightness, Fast SSD, Silent

Throttling of CPU & GPU after short period, Only lasted 4 hours during the WLAN test

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is a tablet for professionals. Various modules allow the user to adapt the slate for different applications. One of the options is a serial port, which is still used in some professional scenarios. Since the chassis is very...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 review

 

This Windows tablet is ultra-durable, but its 7in screen makes regular desktop programs difficult to use

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1 review

 

This Windows tablet is ultra-durable, but its 7in screen makes regular desktop programs difficult to use

Unless you’re able to deploy applications specifically designed for Windows tablets of this size, the usability of the FZ-M1 is restricted by its screen size. Many small business users will be better served by the

Expert review by : charles mclellan (zdnet.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review: Rugged, customisable 7-inch Windows tablet

 

If you're looking for a small-form-factor rugged Windows 8.1 tablet that's relatively compact and lightweight, Panasonic's 7-inch, 540g, 18mm-thick Toughpad FZ-M1 is a good option. It's expensive, though, and battery life could be better.

Compact and rugged ; Highly configurable ; Solid performance ; Silent, fanless design

Expensive, especially as options mount up ; Battery life with standard battery could be better

If you're looking for a rugged Windows 8.1 tablet that's relatively compact and lightweight, Panasonic's 7-inch, 540g, 18mm-thick Toughpad FZ-M1 is a good option. The 8.1-inch Getac T800, by contrast, weighs 880g and is 24mm thick. However, with prices...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Bobby MacPherson (alphr.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review

 

The Toughpad FZ-M1's unyielding chassis, long list of features and thoughtful design make it the ultimate rough-and-tumble Windows 8 tablet

As ever, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1‘s talents come at a considerable price but, like its predecessor, it easily lives up to its name. It’s supremely well designed, and for those who need a tablet that can withstand the kind of abuse that would ruin...

May, 2014

Expert review by (crn.com)

Review: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Is Pocket-Sized Power

 

For tablets destined to take the field, Panasonic proves a tough partner.

Aug, 2014

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