The Bottom Line
At a list price that starts at $2,399, the Toughpad FZ-G1 is clearly not for every situation. It's one of a series of ruggedized tablets that also includes the 10.1-inch Toughpad FZ-A1 ($1,299) and 7-inch Toughpad JT-B1 ($1,199) units, running Android 4.0 on dual-core processors from Marvell and Texas Instruments. The company surrounds its durable devices with features and accessories that cater to a variety of vertical markets. For companies seeking a durable platform for field application deployment, the CRN Test Center recommends the Toughpad FZ-G1 from Panasonic.