Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 FAQ
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Toughpad FZ-M1 Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the target users of this rugged tablet?
The Toughpad FZ-M1 is designed for all highly mobile workers who need a Windows tablet that is
lightweight and rugged, while also powerful enough to serve as a fully functional PC. It is an ideal device
for workers performing tasks including customer service, inventory management and asset tracking,
maintenance, eForms, route delivery, eCitations, electronic medical records, inspections, mobile point-of-
sales and geographic information system (GIS).
What are some of the standout features of the Toughpad FZ-M1, and why are they important?
The Toughpad FZ-M1 is the only rugged 7-inch tablet for the enterprise that utilizes a 4
th generation Intel
Core i5 vPro processor and features Windows 8.1, which means that it can run most any desktop
application without the need for expensive custom applications. It is fully rugged while remaining thin and
lightweight, making it highly portable and ideal for field use. Furthermore, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is highly
customizable to accommodate a variety of integrated options, including barcode readers, RFID, magnetic
strip readers, SmartCard readers, Ethernet or serial port, and more.
What makes the Toughpad FZ-M1 ideal for enterprise and government deployments?
Unlike many consumer devices, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is built for easy integration into existing IT
infrastructures allowing for smooth deployments and ongoing support. It also provides organizations with
better and longer life cycle management, lowering total cost of ownership, while saving time and
resources. Just as important is the fact that the Toughpad FZ-M1’s high degree of reliability and durability
– plus unique design features such as daylight-viewable screens and superior battery technology with
greater charge cycles – mean organizations gain higher productivity and a better return on their
Can I use the Toughpad FZ-M1 as a desktop replacement?
The Toughpad FZ-M1 paired with a desktop cradle and an external monitor is ideal as a desktop
replacement. Because it is powered by a 4
th generation Intel Core i5 vPro processor and features
Windows 8.1, the Toughpad FZ-M1 can run the same applications as a Windows 8.1-powered desktop
and functions in many ways like a desktop PC.
How does the Toughpad FZ-M1 have so much processing power, without requiring a cooling fan?
The Toughpad FZ-M1 utilizes Intel’s latest Core i5 processor (i5-4302Y vPro), which is the industry’s first
4.5 watt CPU in a tablet form factor that delivers extraordinary processing capability, while drawing much
less power than the previous generation of CPUs. This means that the CPU runs cooler, so no fan is
needed and the battery lasts longer. Because of its fanless design, the Toughpad FZ-M1 easily meets
IP65 standards for resistance to rain and dust.
Operating System and Applications
What operating system does the Toughpad FZ-M1 use?
The Toughpad FZ-M1 runs Windows 8.1 Pro, the latest generation of Windows for the enterprise.
Panasonic recommends Windows 8.1 for small-screen devices.
A Windows 7 Professional downgrade option is also available and supported, however navigation and
functionality is greatly improved by utilizing the new features available in Windows 8.1. With the ability to
run all legacy applications, and recent enhancements allowing administrators greater control and users
more comfort and familiarity, Windows 8.1 offers all of the functionality of Windows 7. It also offers the
choice of the classic Windows desktop interface or the modern Metro interface optimized for easy touch
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