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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 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 Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The screen and performance are also appreciated, whereas the price and usability get critical reviews.

durability, performance, screen, design, portability

battery, usability, price

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

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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 : 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 : 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 (v3.co.uk)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 review

 

The Toughpad is a worthy replacement for a rugged PDA, but the base unit has few I/O ports and any industrial peripherals are optional extras. Nevertheless, it packs a decent amount of processing power into a surprisingly light device with reasonable...

Fully rugged, Core i5 processor with vPro, removable battery pack

Few I/O ports, industrial peripherals extra, stylus extra

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 : 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 (laptopmag.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

 

While most tablets never leave the house, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 relishes life in the harsh outdoors. Equipped with MIL-SPEC 810G durability, this 7-inch, Windows-powered device has the fortitude to withstand the kind of environments that would...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Review

 

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 military-grade durability to withstand abuse even in extreme environments.

Dec, 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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:High Definition (HD)
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
Speaker power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3120 / 3200 / 3220 / 3320 / 6800 / 7100
Battery life (max):16 / 8 / 9
Battery recharge time:2.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of battery cells:1

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:LED / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:5
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:N / No / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2048 x 1536
Rear camera:N / No / Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2592 x 1944 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):4 / 5 / 8
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Design

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Slate / Slider
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IPX6
Kids tablet:No / Yes
Protection features:1.906 / Dust resistant, Explosion proof, Freeze resistant, Heat resistant, Scratch resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Explosion proof, Freeze resistant, Heat resistant, Shock resistant, Temperature proof, Vibration proof / Dust resistant, Explosion proof, Freeze resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Heat resistant, Shock resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant
RoHS compliance: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display brightness:500 / 5000
Display diagonal:17.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 600 / 1280 x 720 / 1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:IPS / LCD / LCD/TFT / TFT / TFT/IPS
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics / HD GRAPHICS 400 / HD Graphics 4200 / HD GRAPHICS 515
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1553 / 16384 / 1664 / 1792 / 8192 / 987

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,DC-HSPA+,HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,850,1700,1900,2100 / 700,850,1700,2100
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR / 4.0 LE / 4.1 / 4.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ad, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / No / Not supported
WWAN: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:30 - 90
Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 50
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80 / 30 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 50 / -20 - 60

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Battery recharge time (off):2.5
Battery recharge time (on):3
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-c, VT-d / VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-c, VT-d / VT-d, VT-x / VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Internal RAM:8
Miracast: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA 1380 / BGA 1515 / BGA1168 / BGA1170 / BGA1380 / BGA1515
RAM capacity:8
Security Features:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit and 64-bit WEP, Hardware AES
Waterproof:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Memory Card Included:Unspecified
Quick start guide:No / Y / Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:No / Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / No / Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:No / Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Y / Yes
Gyroscope:No / Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, SSD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, User / SSD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor, User
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector type:Panasonic 24-pin
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / USB
Headphone Out:N / No / Y / Yes
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60 / 60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.75 / 4.06
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:60
Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
Coprocessor: No
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Motherboard chipset:Intel BayTrail-T SoC
Number of execution units:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4 / 2x1,1x2 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1,2x4
Processor ARK ID:76610 / 76613 / 81072 / 88197 / 93360
Processor boost frequency:2.16 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.8
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR190 / SR1W5 / SR2EG / SR2KH
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Cherry Trail / Haswell / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core M / Intel Core m5 / Intel® Atom™ / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.44 / 1.58 / 1.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4202Y / I5-4302Y / m5-6Y57 / N2807 / x5-Z8550
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:17 x 17 / 20 / 22 / 25 / 40 / 40 x 24 x 1.5 / 42 / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom x5 series / Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Core m5-6Y series
Processor thermal power:11.5
Processor threads:11.5 / 2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):11.5 / 2 / 2.5 / 4 / 4.5
Stepping:4 / 4.5 / C0 / D0 / D1
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Tcase:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):11.5 / 4.3 / 4.5 / 45
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 5 / 90
UART:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Unite installed:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader 11, Infineon TPM Professional Package, Wireless Manager mobile edition 6.0, Dashboard for Panasonic PC, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 / Adobe Reader 11, Intel PROSet, Intel PROSet, Infineon TPM Professional Package, Wireless Manager mobile 6.0, GPS Viewer / Adobe Reader, Intel PROSet / Panasonic Utilities (Dashboard), Recovery Partition / Panasonic Utilities \nRecovery Partition / Panasonic Utilities, Recovery Partition
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Version:32 / 32-bit / 32‑bit / 64 / 64-bit / 64‑bit / Professional / Professional 32-bit
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDXC / microSDHC / microSDXC / No / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC / SD,SDXC / SDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:Flash / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.8 / 13.2 / 18 / 18.8 / 202.7 / 203
Height :1.8 / 13.2 / 132 / 18 / 20.3 / 52
Weight:1.36 / 540 / 544 / 550
Width:13.2 / 132 / 20.3 / 203