The Good Gear Guide was impressed with our FZ-G1 fully-rugged tablet


Designed for highly mobile field workers, the FZ-G1 Toughpad is the world’s thinnest and lightest fully-rugged 10.1″ tablet running Windows 8 Pro*1. Powered by a third generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro Processor with an all-weather IP65 dust and water-resistant design, the FZ-G1 tablet leads the way in rugged mobile computing.

The folks from Good Gear Guide got a hold of one recently and put it through its paces to find out if it lives up to the hype.

“Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-G1 is one such device” – Good Gear Guide – 4 stars out of 5.

“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 dustproof, water resistant, and capable of surviving 1.2m drops.” – Good Gear Guide – 4 stars out of 5.

“Carrying a device for long periods of time, especially a rugged one, can be tiring, so Panasonic has tried to make the FZ-G1 as light as possible without sacrificing the product’s strength” – Good Gear Guide – 4 stars out of 5.


Update: In the list of cons, Good Gear Guide expressed  a desire for a handle… the good news is that the FZ-G1 can be fitted with an optional 360-degree rotatable handstrap.

*1 As of March 2013





The full review.

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