Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 Semi-Rugged Notebook With Up to 40 Hours of Battery Life Launched in India
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 was launched in India on Tuesday with an expandable battery life of up to 40 hours. The semi-rugged notebook is targeted at professionals across automotive industry, federal/ public safety, utilities, defence, and pharmaceuticals. The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 comes with 8th Generation Intel Core processors, along with up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD. It also offers support for Thunderbolt 4 and USB Power Delivery. The laptop comes with optional touchscreen support and includes swappable battery support for long hours of productivity. Additionally, it features a honeycomb-style magnesium chassis with a carry handle.
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 price in India
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 price in India starts at Rs. 1,49,000 (excluding taxes). The notebook will be available for purchase through various Panasonic authorised sellers. The rugged laptop was first unveiled globally back in September 2019.
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 specifications
The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 runs on Windows 10 Pro and features a 14-inch full-HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and optional 10-point touch support. Under the hood, there is up to an Intel Core i7-8665U vPro processor, coupled with 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB of RAM, as well as 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB SSD options. The Toughbook FZ-55 comes with a 2-megapixel webcam that is paired with an Infrared (IR) sensor and a privacy shutter.
Connectivity options on the Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 include three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports as well as rugged USB 2.0, HDMI, Serial, VGA, and LAN ports. The laptop also includes a microSDXC card slot and a DVD/ Blu-ray drive. Further, the Toughbook FZ-55 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.0 support.
The Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 includes four microphones and stereo speakers — paired with WAVE and MIDI playback and Intel High Definition Audio subsystem. It comes in an IP53-certified build that is claimed to resist water drops from up to three feet.
Panasonic has provided a proprietary new generation advanced security as well as a Toughbook Battery Smart technology. The notebook is claimed to deliver up to over 40 hours of usage — supported by the swappable additional battery.
The Toughbook FZ-55 measures 345x272x32.8mm and weighs at least 2.08kg. The machine also includes a proprietary Toughbook Universal Bay for easy upgrades. The laptop comes with three years of warranty.
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