Tough Partner: CRN Reviews The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1


Military Endurance

We've been hearing a lot lately about physical endurance of laptops, as companies seek to differentiate their products and make them more suitable for field deployment. Toughpad bravely carries on the tradition of developing ruggedized devices pioneered by Panasonic more than a decade ago with the first Toughbook (circa 1997). Toughpad adheres to MIL-STD-810G and IP65, a rigorous set of tests against a device's ability to repel dust, dirt, moisture and debris, and to survive drops and dings. While it likely wouldn't live through complete liquid immersion, it's designed to endure spills, 70-mph driving rain on any surface and 26 drops from a height of up to five feet.