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Just Released Five Months Ago
Panasonic only released the Toughpad FZ-M1 five months ago.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This tablet computer has a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec tablet computers.
The Toughpad FZ-M1 is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released similar spec tablet computers are not 4G compatible.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4G compatible tablet computers currently available including the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1[plb_3421385_price] which is cheaper.
Unlike most of the other tablets that came out in the last 12 months which are not 3G compatible, the Toughpad FZ-M1 is 3G compatible.
We compared all the other 3G compatible tablets to this tablet and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1[plb_3421385_price] is also worth considering.
Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity
At 128 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Toughpad FZ-M1. Across all the new tablets the internal storage capacity range from 4GB to 1.1TB.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
The dimmest display brightness of recently released similar spec tablets is 300 cd/m² and the brightest is 800 cd/m². With a display brightness of 500 candellas per square meter, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age.
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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Toughpad FZ-M1 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is better than most latest similar spec tablet computers. Most similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughpad FZ-M1 the best internal memory type is LPDDR3-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3L-RS-SDRAM.
4 Bluetooth Version
This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on tablet computers that were released in the last year.
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Only Two Processor Threads
Most tablets that were released in the last 12 months have between two and three processor threads, including the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 which has two processor threads.
Quite Small Screen Size
The average screen size of tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months is 9.1", and the screen sizes range from 4.7" to 14". The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has a quite small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughpad FZ-M1.
Only Two Processor Cores
The Toughpad FZ-M1 is a two processor core tablet computer.
If you want more processor cores then you might want to look at the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1[plb_3421385_price] (4 processor cores and cheaper).
Quite Low Rear Camera Resolution
At only 5 megapixels, the Toughpad FZ-M1 has a fairly low rear camera resolution compared to most of the other latest similar spec tablet computers. Across all the latest tablet computers the rear camera resolutions range from 2MP to 16MP.
Tablets with a higher rear camera resolution that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1[plb_3421385_price] (8MP and cheaper).
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Very Low Battery Capacity
The average battery capacity of latest tablets is 4,800mAh. At only 3,320 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughpad FZ-M1.
Very Small Processor Cache
Tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.3MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst tablet computers of this age.
Only One Built-In Speaker
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 is a one built-in speaker tablet computer.
Very Short Maximum Battery Life
With a maximum battery life of only 8 hours, the Toughpad FZ-M1 has one of the shorter maximum battery life amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The shortest maximum battery life of tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Toughpad FZ-M1 is 4h and the longest is 630h.
Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The Toughpad FZ-M1 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less maximum video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all latest similar spec tablets the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The slowest memory clock speed of tablets that are a similar age to the Toughpad FZ-M1 is 660MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst tablets of this age.
Only 1200 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution
The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 has a maximum display resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels. That's 6% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Tablet computers that were launched in the last 12 months display resolutions range from 800 x 400 pixels to 3840 x 2560 pixels.
1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.58 gigahertz, the Toughpad FZ-M1 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released in the last 12 months.
Tablet computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1[plb_3421385_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.