Panasonic launches TOUGHBOOK FZ-55, the most versatile semi-rugged notebook
05/11/2021

TOUGHBOOK FZ-55 is a semi-rugged, lightweight, slim notebook in its category, with over 40 hours of battery life.

Online PR News – 11-May-2021 – Delhi – Panasonic India, a leading diversified technology company, today announced its most versatile semi-rugged notebook - TOUGHBOOK FZ-55. The new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK FZ-55 offers versatility in form of Flexible Device Management (flexible configuration options), High Security (new generation advanced security system) and is designed for mobile working while ensuring high performance (across in-vehicle and on field). Aimed at professionals across automotive industry, federal/ public safety, utilities, defence and pharmaceutical; FZ-55 will be available through the partners of Panasonic with starting price of Rs. 1.49 Lac (tax extra) onwards.

Providing a seamless and customised experience to meet diverse needs, TOUGHBOOK FZ-55, comes with TOUGHBOOK Universal Bay that enables users to update new functions on their device from anywhere at any time. The device is an ideal choice for work on-the-go, with its expandable battery life of 40 hours – supported by the swappable additional battery. FZ-55 comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro and the new 8th generation Intel® Core™ 15 VPro™ Processor to deliver high-speed computing power and a warranty of 3 years.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Vijay Wadhawan, Group Chief, System Solutions Business, Panasonic India said, “Consumers today are looking out for solutions that are powerful, convenient and reliable. At Panasonic, we continue to deliver innovative solutions backed by advanced technology to our customers, ensuring efficiency and productivity across their business operations. TOUGHBOOK notebooks have been in the market for over 25 years and is synonymous to durability, ease of usage and performance especially under difficult conditions. Keeping that in mind, we at Panasonic, have carefully designed the new TOUGHBOOK FZ-55 to further help strengthen our market share and cater to specific consumer needs on safety and durability.”

TOUGHBOOK FZ-55 features a honeycomb-style magnesium casing with carry handle, the FZ-55, is armed with 8GB RAM extending up to 32GB, 256GB/ 512GB and 1TB SSD options. The device comes in-built with an efficient 10-finger input and delivers superior performance even in extreme weather conditions. It comes with the latest WAVE and MIDI playback, Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem for the high-quality multi-channel audio experiences. Offering high-speed data transfer with a USB 3.1 Type-C port that is compatible with Thunderbolt™ 3*4 and USB Power Delivery, the device has been designed to meet all mobile computing needs in extreme operating conditions.

TOUGHBOOK FZ-55 features in detail:

CPU Intel®CoreTMi7-8665U vPro(8 MB Cache, 1.9 GHzup to 4.8 GHZ)
Intel®CoreTMi5-8365U vPro(6 MB Cache, 1.6 GHzup to 4.1 GHZ)
OS Windows 10 Pro
RAM / Storage 8, 16, 32 GB /
SSD: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Display 14.0”, 16:9, FHD Touch Screen /FHD/ HD
Camera 2 MP with IR / privacy cover
Interface USB 3.1(Gen1) x 3 (+1*), Rugged USB (USB 2.0)x 1*,
HDMI x 1, Serial x 1, VGA x 1, LAN x 1(+1), micro SDXC, DVD/BD Drive, Dual Path Through x 1
Bluetooth V5.0
Security Contacted SCRx 1(+1), Contactless SCR, FPR
Enhanced Voice Recognition 4 Microphones
New Generation Advanced Security
/ TOUGHBOOK Battery Smart Technology
Operating Time FHD TS: 19 h / 38 h (with 2ndbattery)
HD : 20 h / 40 h (with 2ndbattery)
Ruggedness 91cm{3.0 feet} (76 cm {2.5 feet})/ IP53
Dimensions 345 x 272 x 32.8 mm {13.6“ x 10.7“ x 1.3”}
Weight FHD TS: 2.25 kg {5.0 lb.},
FHD: 2.13 kg {4.7 lb.}
HD: 2.08 kg {4.6lb.}
Operability TOUGHBOOK Universal Bayx1,
Expansion Slot x 2

About Panasonic:
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 528 subsidiaries and 72 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.49 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2020. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/in/.