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Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55 MK1 Semi Rugged Notebook with i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD (Touchscreen 1000 NITS)

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The Next-Gen Semi-Rugged Laptop

The Toughbook FZ-55 is the new modular semi rugged laptop offering from Panasonic. Compared to its predecessor the CF-54, the FZ-55 has a lot of new improvements. On top of the usual newer generation of CPU, RAM, HDD and Video Controller, the most significant improvement is the modular system that Panasonic added to the FZ-55.
In the past it would be impossible to add additional ports to a Toughbook post-sales, upgrades had to be done at the time of order and most of the time it will take weeks for the upgrade to be done. With the new modular systems, users have more flexibility to add additional ports or upgrades post-sales, therefore, ensuring even better ROI than they had before.
I/O, optical drives, authentication readers, and even discrete graphic expansion packs are now user-upgradeable.
Backwards compatibility with the previous generation of docks and charger protects customers' investments of existing CF-54 users while saving time and resources.
Another improvement that needs to be mentioned is the battery life, 20 hrs operation life for standard non touch model gives FZ-55 user all-day battery life, for continuous shift operator, 2nd modular battery can be added giving unprecedented 40 hrs operation life to the device.
Another modular option that is sure to be appreciated is the rugged Fischer USB port which ensures the smooth operation of USB connection between the laptop and USB device connected to it especially in in-vehicle applications. The FZ-55 is equipped with 4x microphones providing unparalleled speech recognition accuracy. For night or dark environment user there is color-selectable backlit keyboard (6 options) that can be added.
The FZ-55 with its modular system is what we believe all future rugged device will be. Providing stable, rugged and productive device that also protect and increase Return on Investment for its users.

Suitable for use in:
  • automotive diagnostic
  • construction
  • hospitality
  • outdoor field works
  • mobile worker
  • repairs and maintenance crew
  • in-vehicle install



  • Innovative modular design and user-removable expansion packs offer unparalleled customization
  • Unprecedented battery life - up to 40 hours MobileMark 2014 with optional 2nd battery
  • MIL-STD-810H certified (91cm drop, shock, vibration, sand, dust, altitude, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, high temperature tactical, temperature shock, humidity)
  • IP53 certified
  • Backwards compatibility with the previous generation of vehicle and desktop docks
  • State of the art technology including infrared webcam with tetra-array microphones and privacy cover
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Magnesium alloy design with built-in handle
  • Storage drive heater
  • Caged storage drive
  • User-removable quick-release battery and storage drive
  • User-removable modular expansion packs, RAM and keyboard
  • Anti-reflective (AR) and anti-glare (AG) screen treatments
  • External monitor support through HDMI, USB-C and optional VGA
  • Configurable Concealed and Day/Night Mode
  • Integrated dual speakers (up to 92db)
  • Intel High Definition Audio compliant
  • Keyboard volume and mute controls
  • User-removable 87-key US keyboard
  • 5 backlit keyboard icons (Caps lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock, Storage Drive, SD Card)
  • Electrostatic touchpad with multi touch
  • Hot swap with optional 2nd battery
  • Airplane mode Fn key
  • TPM v2.0
  • NIST BIOS compliant
  • Intel vPro including Intel Hardware Shield
  • Persistence technology by Absolute embedded in BIOS 9
  • Kensington cable lock slot

Upgrades (Some upgrades are subject to minimum quantity requirements)

  • Upgradeable RAM up to 32GB
  • Optional FirstNet Ready EM7511 Band 14 4G LTE mobile broadband with satellite GPS
  • Optional dedicated GPS (u-blox NEO-M8N)
  • Optional dual high-gain antenna pass-through
  • Optional Touchscreen model
  • Optional Keyboard Backlight Color (White, Blue, Orange, Red, Light Blue and Green)
  • Optional Rear Expansion: VGA+Serial+USB-A or VGA+Serial+Rugged Fischer USB or VGA+Serial+LAN
  • Optional Front Expansion Area: 2nd Battery or Fingerprint Reader or Contactless SmartCard CAC or Insertable SmartCard CAC
  • Optional Universal Bay Expansion: Insertable SmartCard CAC Reader or DVD Drive or Blu-ray Drive or AMD Radeon Pro WX4150 Dedicated Graphics or 2nd SSD Drive



  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-8665U 1.9 - 4.8Ghz processor - 8 MB Intel Smart Cache
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB M.2 SSD
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 14" FHD 1920 x 1080 10 points Capacitive Touchscreen Display; 1000 nits brightness
  • 1080p webcam with Infrared (Windows Hello Support)
  • Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v5 (class 1)
  • 6 cell 10.8V 6500 mAh battery (up to 20 hrs operation life), up to 40 hrs with 2nd battery option
  • Ports: USB-A: 3.1 Gen 1 (x3), USB-C: 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI, VGA, Serial, RJ45 LAN
  • MicroSDXC (UHS-1) Slot
  • 3 Modular Bays: Universal Bay, Front Expansion, Rear Expansion; The Rear Expansion bay is already filled with VGA+Serial+USB-A module but other rear expansion module can be purchased to replace it
  • Dimensions: 34.5 x 27.2 x 3.28 cm
  • Weight: start from 2.08 kg
  • 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
Operating Temperature:
-10 °C to 50 °C
Storage Temperature:
-20 °C to 60 °C
Operating Humidity:
30 % to 80 % RH (No condensation)
Storage Humidity:
30 % to 90 % RH (No condensation)
MIL-STD-810H & IP53 certified
3 Years Warranty