Panasonic Announces the FZ-Q2 Semi-Rugged 2-in-1 Tablet with Enterprise-Grade Features

Innovative 2-in-1 tablet delivers a long lifecycle and durability for enterprise mobile deployments

Panasonic, an industry leading manufacturer of mobile computing solutions that are purpose built for the way people work, today announced the FZ-Q2 2-in-1 Toughpad®, the latest addition to its industry leading Toughbook® product family. With a standard full-sized keyboard and built-in protection, the FZ-Q2 is purpose built from the inside out to provide the durability that mobile users need and Panasonic is known for. Designed specifically for the professional mobile worker, the FZ-Q2 provides reliable 4G connectivity and includes a field-serviceable solid-state drive (SSD) and battery to ensure the device has a long and stable life cycle—ultimately increasing return on investment (ROI) and lowering the total cost of ownership for enterprise customers. 

Equipped with the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core™ m5 vPro™ processor, the FZ-Q2 2-in-1 combines advanced performance with a flexible form factor, making it ideal for enterprise deployments. Features like dual band 4G LTE wireless are ideal for field service and transportation applications that require reliable connectivity while retail customers can benefit from its rugged durability and desktop cradle solution for hybrid POS systems and back office environments. The FZ-Q2 can be safely sanitized with a disinfectant solution for home health and food service or inspection applications. Additionally, the FZ-Q2 is equipped with a unique HDMI-in1 feature for the cable industry and on-site diagnostics. Its flexible form factor combined with true enterprise-grade features make the FZ-Q2 ideal for highly mobile jobs that demand a semi-rugged tablet.

“Our entire family of Toughbook products are engineered to meet the real world demands our customers face on a daily basis and in many of these environments, consumer devices simply fall short,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With enterprise-grade features like a serviceable battery and 4G LTE connectivity, the Q2 delivers the features that users need and IT and finance operation managers appreciate, ensuring a longer product lifecycle and higher return on mobile computing investments.”

The FZ-Q2 2-in-1 tablet comes standard with a full sized backlit keyboard to enable easy completion of heavy data entry tasks and can be easily detached to provide users with a lightweight, portable tablet. The spill-resistant keyboard uses a direct (non-wireless) interface with the tablet to ensure reliable connectivity in a variety of environments. 

Powered by the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Pro operating system, the FZ-Q2 offers a flexible form factor and is purpose built to withstand the daily wear and tear of any job, both in the office and out in the field. Unlike the delicate design of consumer tablets, the FZ-Q2 can withstand dust, drops and vibration—the most common sources of damage or failure. In addition, because consumer tablets are not equipped with a replaceable battery, once their lifetime charging capability has been reached they are unusable. In contrast, like all Panasonic Toughbook computers and tablets, the FZ-Q2 includes a field serviceable battery, significantly extending the economic life of the tablet. The FZ-Q2 also delivers much longer life battery than a consumer device for increased productivity and minimal downtime. 

Offering a full HD display and anti-reflective touchscreen, the FZ-Q2 provides superior visibility under bright lighting conditions for workers that spend much of their time outdoors. An optional solid-state hard drive (SSD) heater for use in extremely cold environments ensures users can count on the FZ-Q2 tablet to start up and perform wherever the job takes them. Delivering the performance and reliability Panasonic is known for, the FZ-Q2 and the entire Toughbook product family saves companies from costly IT support time and repairs and increases the return on their overall mobile computing investment. 

Panasonic FZ-Q2 Key Features: 

  • Enhanced CPU: Intel® Core™ m5-6Y57 with vPro™ Processor offers powerful performance.
  • Long Battery Life: 9.02 hours per shift on average (versus 4.6 hours with consumer tablets)
  • Updated Operating System: Windows 10 Pro provides the latest software and security enhancements (Windows 7 Pro downgrade available)
  • 4G LTE MultiCarrier Mobile Broadband with Satellite GPS: Ensures reliable connectivity for enterprise users, regardless of their location, indoors and out.
  • Insertable or Contactless Smart Card Readers: Offers the enhanced security features enterprises require.
  • Anti-reflective Screen Treatment: Treated screen allows better visibility in bright conditions.
  • Attachable Spill-resistant, Backlit Keyboard: Equipped with signature strap/carrying handle for safety and portability.
  • HDMI-IN3 option: Provides a full HD view from any HDMI source, designed for video quality assurance testing and monitoring.
  • Accessories: Full desktop cradle provides flexibility for mobile deployments. The rotating hand strap for the tablet maximizes user productivity. 

For complete product details, visit http://www.Toughbook.com.   

Pricing and Availability 

The Panasonic FZ-Q2 2-in-1 tablet will be available on January 12, at a list price of $2,299.00.

All Toughbook tablets can be purchased through authorized Panasonic resellers and come standard with the industry's most comprehensive 3-year warranty and 24/7 IT support.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Toughbook mobile computers and tablets should be directed to sales.psc@us.panasonic.com or 877-803-8492.

Besides offering the market leading Toughbook brand, Panasonic helps customers reduce the complexity of deploying and managing mobility projects through its ProServices suite of engineering consultations, premier disc imaging and device deployment services, training, mobility applications and break/fix depot support.

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About Panasonic Corporation of North America 
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Learn more about Panasonic at www.panasonic.com.

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1.    HDMI-in available after February 2017
2.    Measured by MobileMark® 2014. Varies depending on the usage conditions, or when an external device is attached. MobileMark® is a U.S. Registered               Trademark of the Business Applications Performance Corporation.
3.    HDMI-in option cannot be selected when you also want to use Smart Card Reader or Contactless Smart Card Reader.