Torture Tests at Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad event (video)

Panasonic held a bloggers’ event last week. It was to showcase their latest enterprise products, the Toughbook CF-LX3 and Toughpad FZ-M1. We had fun at the event with all the drop tests, screen resistance tests using watermelon, high heel and etc.

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The picture above shows the Toughpad sitting on a slab of ice. I do not deny it. I went there because I had to take a look at the 7-inch Toughpad FZ-M1. It has the 4th Gen Intel Coreā„¢ i5 vPro processor in such a small chassis. And Panasonic managed to do away with the fan (which makes the device super compact and sealable) by dissipating the heat throughout the chassis.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

Here is how small it is (see below pic). However, do note that FZ-M1 isn’t for everyone. If you are using it daily in a normal environment, you don’t need it. It is for industries that requires rugged devices.

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I will jumped right to the tests. Here is a shot of the Toughpad after the “torture”.

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Check out the video of all the other tests.

Some “interesting” moment during the tests.

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At 540grams, it is not the lightest but you know you are holding on to a super rugged computer. It has front and rear camera.

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Here is the back view.

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Although rugged, it has an external battery that is hot swappable (if you install some other option to sustain the battery for a few minutes). In the picture below, the battery can be taken out (hot swappable) because the barcode reader has an internal battery.

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Here are some other views of the Toughpad FZ-M1.

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Bottom view

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Top view

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Side views

USB and Ear Jack Port

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With protective cover opened.

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Power connection point

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With protective cover opened.

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As mentioned earlier, you can configure the FZ-M1 with various options or accessories. Here is one of the accessories.

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Here is how you hold it.

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And here is a picture of the Toughpad with the Barcode reader.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3

Moving on, they showed us the Panasonic CF-LX3. You cannot imagine how light it is for a 14-inch laptop. It is as though some internal “organs” are missing. Here is DK with it. See how light it is.

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Although light in weight, it can still withstand 100kg of pressure on it.

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I love the fact that the laptop can open up 180 degree (flat).

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And to show how light the CF-LX3 is, check out this see-saw. On one end is the MacBook Air and the further end is the Panasonic Toughbook LX-3. It needs the extra weight of 2 oranges to balance it.

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Some views of the laptop.

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Front Left

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Front Right

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Keyboard is quite comfortable.

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Battery

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Side views

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That is it for the coverage of the two devices. The starting price for Toughpad FZ-M1 is S$2,600 and if I remembered correctly, the Toughbook CF-LX3 starts from S$2,699

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