Panasonic expands Toughbook line with FZ-Q2 semi-rugged 2-in-1 tablet
NEWARK, N.J. Panasonic in Newark, New Jersey, has expanded its Toughbook family of rugged and semi-rugged mobile computers with the FZ-Q2 2-in-1 Toughpad, a semi-rugged tablet computer designed for professional mobile workers.
The semi-rugged FZ-Q2 2-in-1 Toughpad features the latest 6th Generation Intel Core m5 vPro processor, a standard full-sized keyboard, dual-band 4G LTE wireless connectivity, an HDMI-in1 feature for on-site diagnostics, and a field-serviceable solid-state drive (SSD) and battery to ensure the device has a long and stable life cycle.
The FZ-Q2 2-in-1 tablet comes standard with a full-sized backlit keyboard to enable easy completion of heavy data entry tasks and can be easily detached to provide users with a lightweight, portable tablet. The spill-resistant keyboard uses a direct (non-wireless) interface with the tablet to ensure reliable connectivity in a variety of environments.
Powered by the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Pro operating system, the FZ-Q2 offers a flexible form factor and is purpose built to withstand the daily wear and tear of any job, both in the office and out in the field. Unlike the delicate design of consumer tablets, the FZ-Q2 can withstand dust, drops, and vibration — the most common sources of damage or failure.
In addition, because consumer tablets are not equipped with a replaceable battery, once their lifetime charging capability has been reached they are unusable. In contrast, like all Panasonic Toughbook computers and tablets, the FZ-Q2 includes a field serviceable battery, significantly extending the economic life of the tablet. The FZ-Q2 also delivers much longer life battery than a consumer device for increased productivity and minimal downtime.
Offering a full HD display and anti-reflective touchscreen, the FZ-Q2 provides superior visibility under bright lighting conditions for workers that spend much of their time outdoors. An optional solid-state hard drive (SSD) heater for use in extremely cold environments ensures users can count on the FZ-Q2 tablet to start up and perform wherever the job takes them. Delivering the performance and reliability Panasonic is known for, the FZ-Q2 and the entire Toughbook product family saves companies from costly IT support time and repairs and increases the return on their overall mobile computing investment.
“Our entire family of Toughbook products are engineered to meet the real world demands our customers face on a daily basis and in many of these environments, consumer devices simply fall short,” says Brian Rowley, vice president of marketing and product management, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “With enterprise-grade features like a serviceable battery and 4G LTE connectivity, the Q2 delivers the features that users need and IT and finance operation managers appreciate, ensuring a longer product lifecycle and higher return on mobile computing investments.”
Panasonic FZ-Q2 Key Features:
- Enhanced CPU: Intel® Core™ m5-6Y57 with vPro™ Processor offers powerful performance.
- Long Battery Life: 9.02 hours per shift on average (versus 4.6 hours with consumer tablets)
- Updated Operating System: Windows 10 Pro provides the latest software and security enhancements (Windows 7 Pro downgrade available)
- 4G LTE MultiCarrier Mobile Broadband with Satellite GPS: Ensures reliable connectivity for enterprise users, regardless of their location, indoors and out.
- Insertable or Contactless Smart Card Readers: Offers the enhanced security features enterprises require.
- Anti-reflective Screen Treatment: Treated screen allows better visibility in bright conditions.
- Attachable Spill-resistant, Backlit Keyboard: Equipped with signature strap/carrying handle for safety and portability.
- HDMI-IN3 option: Provides a full HD view from any HDMI source, designed for video quality assurance testing and monitoring.
- Accessories: Full desktop cradle provides flexibility for mobile deployments. The rotating hand strap for the tablet maximizes user productivity.
The Panasonic FZ-Q2 2-in-1 tablet is now available at a list price of $2,299.00.
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers reliable technology solutions for government and commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations, creative professionals and SMBs.
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.
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