Anybody looking for absolute reliability in a rugged, ever-changing environment is going to love the new Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2. One of the best tough tablets Panasonic has ever produced, it’s ideal for those who need more than the average mobile device can offer.
Officially regarded as “an enterprise-grade” semi-rugged tablet, it is remarkably tough and versatile, and many users consider it to be “rugged”. It is certainly perfect for the full range of professional field applications where the user needs a better, more multifaceted option than regular consumer tablets or detachable computers provide.
Popular features include enhanced battery life, additional ports (with port covers), a full high-definition (HD) display and anti-reflective (AR) touchscreen, as well as an attachable backlit keyboard that is resistant to spills. The chassis is constructed from magnesium, and the overall design features shock-absorbing technology. Its semi-rugged fanless design was created for dirt and dust resistance.
Ultimately, these rugged tablets are remarkably durable at a cost that makes them affordable.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 Specifications & Features
These rugged tablets have an Intel Core M5-6Y57 vPro Processor and run on Windows 10 Pro. There’s loads of memory and storage: 8GB on board as well as solid-state drive (SSD) 128 GB and 256 GB. Wireless features include Intel dual-band wireless AC 8260, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.1.
The 12.5-inch full HD display 1920 x 1080 has an on-screen QWERTY keyboard. Apart from AR screen treatment, the screen has a 10-point capacitive multi-touch feature and comes with a waterproof stylus pen with its own tether. The display also has duel monitor support when the cradle is being used.
The audio features of these Panasonic Toughpads are also great, and the machine is High Definition Audio compliant. It has an integrated dual array microphone and speaker, and both button and on-screen volume controls.
Cameras are important for many workers on the move. The FZ-Q2 has an 8MP rear camera with LED light and autofocus, as well as a 1080p webcam with a dual array microphone.
The long-life battery has an operating time of nine hours and a charging time of 2.5 hours. The power pack has a suspend/resume function as well hibernation and standby modes.
Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-Q2 rugged tablets measure 13.4 (W) x 8.7 (D) x 0.8 (H) inches and weigh only 2.3 lbs. They carry a three-year warranty that offers business-class support. MIL-STD-810G certification for the tablet is pending.
Optional extras include a SmartCard reader port where the card can be inserted, and a contactless SmartCard reader, both of which are great security features. There is also the option of an SSD heater, and it is the only rugged tablet in its class to offer optional 4G LTE multi-carrier broadband with satellite GPS.
Accessories available for the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-Q2 include a three-prong AC adaptor, a rotating hand strap, replacement stylus, full desktop cradle, and additional 12.5 inch LCD protector film.
If you are ready to take an FZ-Q2 into the field with you, contact Mooring Tech today. We also have fully rugged Toughpads and both new and refurbished Toughbooks.