Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 Rugged Tablet with 9-hour battery life & IP65 certification launched: Full Specs & Price

Sometimes, the high prices of some tech devices could leave you drooling, but the price quickly becomes forgotten when you get a device that gives you a performance equivalent to every single cent paid for it. That is the case with the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 which costs a mammoth $2,189 for the Wi-Fi only model. If you are an entrepreneur searching for a tech device to run your business with, rest assured that you have found the ideal device provided you can cough up the sum of $2,189.

Now you surely want to know what a $2,189 tablet can do, don’t you? the 10.1″ tablet which is a visual and technical definition of rugged in itself comes with IP65 certification for dust and water resistance not forgetting its Military Standard 810G rating meaning it can survive a fall as high as 6 feet.
That’s not all; the rest of the FZ-A2’s features and specifications are reviewed below.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 Rugged Tablet Specifications, Review and Highlights

The Toughpad FZ-A2’s WUXGA IPS multi-touch display is nothing short of amazing as it packs a super-bright 800 NIT screen which has a 10.1″ size and a resolution of 1920 * 1200 pixels that ensures it remains perfectly functional even under sunlight and when using a glove.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 DesignPanasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 Design

Its Intel x5-Z8550 processor with a clock speed of 1.44GHz up to 2.4GHz offers software encryption and enterprise-grade secuity and management features which is an indication that the FZ-A2 was built mainly to tackle to demands and rigours of the business world i.e it is less of a consumer tablet. Its graphics is powered by an Intel HD graphics 400 processor.

The 880g tablet comes with Android 6.o Marshmallow software and Android at work and it features a 4GB RAM capacity, 32GB internal storage which is expandable using MicroSD. The Toughpad FZ-A2 is an 8MP shooter with LED Flash and a 2MP camera in the top center of the screen.

The Toughpad FZ-A2 packs a standard battery with a battery life up to 9 hours and it can also be replaced unlike what is known of most tablets. Other features include; physical buttons underneath the screen, USB 3.0 Type A and USB 3.1 Type C ports, HDMI port, optional Smart Card reader and addditional USB A 2.o or 2D barcode reader, GPS connectivity.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 Full Tablet Specifications

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2

General

Device Brand Panasonic
Model Toughpad FZ-A2
Announced February 22, 2017
Released February 22, 2017
Status Available

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800) / 40(2300)
SIM Type
SIM Count Single SIM

Data

2G
3G
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Tablet
Dimensions 196 * 272 * 16.40 mm
Weight 880 g
Build Magnesium Alloy
Protection n/a
Colors

Display

Display Type WUXGA IPS 10-point Capacitive touchscreen
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1920 * 1200 pixels
Colors 16M
Pixel Density ~224 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features n/a
Secondary Display n/a

Camera

8MP Camera, Autofocus
aperture
Yes
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, LED Flash, geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus, face detection
Yes, LED flash (Primary)
2MP
aperture

Software

Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor
CPU Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Intel HD Graphics x400
4 GB RAM
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable with microSD [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope, Compass
Controls

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.2
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; USB v3.1 USB Type-C, USB-On-the Go, USB v3.0 Type-A
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS
NFC Yes
HDMI Yes, Type A

Battery

Battery Type Li-ion Battery
Capacity 2720 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMS No
MMS No
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes, FM radio
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, Polyphonic
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 in India, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 is available for purchase at Rs. 120,000 in India.

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