Panasonic Toughbook G2

Panasonic Toughbook G2 – any tougher they’d rust

by Angus Jones

The New Panasonic Toughbook G2 series builds on 25-years of Toughbook heritage and, most of all, its reputation as the ‘gold standard’ of ruggedised laptops, tablets and handheld tablets.

The Panasonic Toughbook G2 series is a result of several years of Australian customer feedback. It also had to wait for technology to make this IP65 (totally dust and water spray resistant) and satisfy MIL-STD-810H – the latest torture tests. In fact, while one of the tests is a 1.2m drop from 26 different angles onto plywood, Panasonic upped the ante to testing on cement!

Toughbooks are in use in emergency services, paramedics, defence, mining, utilities, supply chain and warehousing – anywhere a reliable computing device is mandatory. Ranjit Sohoni, Senior Product Marketing Manager – Mobile Solutions at Panasonic System Solutions, said that Toughbooks typically outlast financing and traditional fleet turnover, unlike ruggedised tablets and laptops.

“The G2 series backwards compatible with most TOUGHBOOK G1 and TOUGHBOOK 20 docks, allowing seamless integration to existing desktop or vehicle installations.”


Panasonic offers a range of SKUs (models) and 36 different combinations. The $4099 base model is as follows

  • Intel Core i5-10310U vPro
  • Windows 10 Pro (upgradable to Windows 11)
  • 16GB DDR4 and 512GB OPAL PCIe NVMe SSD (hardware-based drive encryption)
  • 10.1 1900×1200, 1000nits, sunlight viewable touch, glove and capacitive IP55 digitiser pen, TFT LCD
  • Wi-Fi 6 AX, BT 5.1, Ethernet Lan
  • 4G LTE (and 3G), Dual antenna connector, with GPS option
  • 2MP IR Windows Hello front camera and 8MP AF and LED rear flash camera
  • Configuration port for Serial, 2D Barcode Reader, 2nd USB 2.0, 2nd LAN, Thermal by FLIR
  • Rear Expansion Bay area for Smart Card Reader, HF-RFID (NFC) Reader
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 with ALT DP 1.4, data and upstream 60W charging/downstream 5V/3A/15W
  • 4360mAH battery (up to 12 hour s Mobile Mark) and extended 6300mAH battery option
  • Security: Intel vPro, Microsoft Secured-Core and optional Absolute Software security cloud
  • 279 mm × 188 mm × 23.5 mm x 1.19kg plus accessories
  • Website Toughbook and Product page Product Page
  • National Distributor Multimedia Technology and a network of vertical industry resellers
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