Next Generation Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Fully-Rugged 7-Inch Windows Tablet

Enhanced processor, battery life and customizable options increase user productivity

Panasonic, an industry leader in exceptionally reliable and innovative mobile computers, today announced new upgrades to its Toughpad® FZ-M1 fully-rugged 7-inch tablet. It is now available with a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ m5 vPro™ Processor for advanced performance in an industry leading thin and lightweight form factor. The upgraded Toughpad FZ-M1 is purpose-built and flexible with enterprise grade features in a reliable and fully-rugged device to address the business needs of enterprise and government professionals such as field services, retail environments, transportation and logistics.   

In addition to enhanced processor performance, the next generation Toughpad FZ-M1 is equipped with the latest Windows 10 Pro operating system and an improved gloved touch sensing technology for increased productivity.  Providing industry leading battery performance with twice the available capacity of any competitor device in its class with the optional long life battery, the Toughpad FZ-M1 now delivers up to 18 hours of performance.  This feature along with an optional hot-swappable battery, allows users the ability to switch out batteries without powering down the device. For retail and consumer-facing environments that require a sleek and stylish color option, a black cabinet model is also available. 

“Today’s mobility requirements continue to evolve with typical consumer off-the-shelf devices lacking the technology needed to meet the demanding performance and peripheral connectivity requirements of most commercial and government applications,” said Brian Rowley, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “The latest Toughpad FZ-M1 is purpose-built to meet these needs—providing a small, thin tablet that offers a consumer-like experience with the rugged reliability users can count on to perform in a variety of markets and environments.”

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Intel® Core™ Key Updates: 

  • •    Enhanced CPU: Intel® Core™ m5-6Y57 with vPro™ Processor 
  • •    Updated Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 
  • •    Improved Glove Touch Mode: Equipped with unique touch screen technology to easily detect finger touch through work gloves 
  • •    Better Camera Performance: 8MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) still, 15 fps (2048x1536 pixels) video capture with auto focus and LED Light
  • •    Black Cabinet Model Option: Sleek and stylish color option for retail and consumer facing applications

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Pricing and Availability 

The Toughpad FZ-M1 is currently available at a list price of $2,749.

Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s Toughbook and Toughpad product lines should be directed to or 877-803-8492.

Besides offering the market leading Toughbook and Toughpad brands, 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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