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Panasonic ToughBook CF-19 Series

Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Ivy BridgeProcessor: Intel Core Duo U2400, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 10.1 inch, 10.4 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.3kg
Price: 3000, 4700 euro
Average Score: 73.89% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 82%, features: 90%, display: 78%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 88%

 

Panasonic ToughBook CF-19

Specifications

Panasonic ToughBook CF-19Notebook: Panasonic ToughBook CF-19
Processor: Intel Core Duo U2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 10.4 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

Average Score: 74.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

67% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
Source: PC Pro English
Panasonic's Toughbook laptops are a common sight at PC Pro, but it's usually in the shape of semi-rugged portables. The CF-19 is an altogether different animal. It's a beast of a laptop, aimed at use in extreme environments, from oil rigs to fishing trawlers. It's certainly one of the most solid laptops we've ever picked up. And what it lacks in portability - though compact, at 2.25kg this is not the lightest laptop in the world - it makes up for in sheer resilience. A rough, tough laptop with serious attitude, but its keyboard proves an Achilles heel.
67, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% mobility: 60%
80% Panasonic Toughbook 19
Source: Laptop Mag English
This 10-inch rugged tablet offers field-workers epic battery life and a bright display, although the keyboard might be too cramped for some users. As a fully rugged 10-inch notebook, the Panasonic Toughbook 19 occupies a class all its own. If you want a military-grade notebook that will last the whole day and won’t break your back—and you have the room in your budget—the Toughbook 19 is an excellent choice.
80, Display 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 - This durable notebook begs for abuse.
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Toughbook line continues to impress with the CF-19, a machine that begs to be used and abused in a rough-and-tumble environment. Its daylight-readable touchscreen is the standout feature, along with its bevy of tucked-away slots and ports. At almost $4,300, this isn't your run-of-the-mill, spill-a-little-coffee-on-it semi-rugged notebook. It's a fully ruggedized computer that's designed to perform in the field.
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3. 5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80%
80% Panasonic ToughBook CF-19
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you want a reasonably small and light notebook that will stand up to almost anything you’re likely to throw at it, the ToughBook CF-19 is just what you’re looking for. The keyboard doesn’t lend itself to writing long reports or essays, but this machine is more likely to be used with bespoke applications for data entry out in the field. With the option of an HSDPA module, engineers and field workers will now be able to communicate and send data back to the office even faster. If however you’re looking for something that is tough as nails and can be used to write long documents just like any other notebook, you’re probably better off waiting for the forthcoming ToughBook CF-30, which I’ll be reviewing soon. Ultimately, the CF-19 makes a few ergonomic sacrifices for the sake of weight and size, while throwing the tablet style operation into the mix, and if that’s what you need, look no further.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 7, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Ergonomie mangelhaft
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 50%
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is suitable for virtually any situation, however wet and windy
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 60%
Recensione Panasonic ToughBook CF-19
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2008
Rating: price: 40%

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, Sandy Bridge

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, Sandy BridgeNotebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, Sandy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 4700 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section
 Toughbook CF-19, Sandy Bridge (Model)

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 review
Source: Techradar English
The Panasonic Toughbook range has long been the poster child for rugged laptops and the CF-19 is another impressive model. Unless you regularly work outside or in hostile conditions, you won't need a Toughbook and Panasonic confirms that this model isn't intended for consumer use. But for the engineers and adventurers among you, it's got some great features that make it an obvious choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 rugged laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is perhaps a little too small to be practical. Its keys are small and the keyboard cramped overall, and its touchpad can be tiring to use. It could perhaps use an 11.6in or 12.1in form factor, which would make it a little more comfortable. Or, you could opt for the CF-31, which has a 13.1in screen, although it lacks the ability to be converted into a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 feels every bit as tough as it. It's rugged features allow it to withstand the elements and clumsiness. It's well suited for field assignments and factory floors, and basically useful to any professional that has to work outdoors.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
88% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 88%

 

Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Ivy Bridge

Specifications

Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Ivy BridgeNotebook: Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Ivy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 3000 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (2012) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard. It’s tough as nails and built like a brick. It’s absolutely stuffed with connectivity and features while offering superb battery life. And it has very little competition as it’s the one of a very few big-brand, fully rugged convertible tablet/laptops that’s widely available. However, its low screen quality and resolution are disappointing in a device this expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90%
Panasonic Toughbook 19 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Go-anywhere mobile connectivity for this Toughbook 19 is assured via optional 4G/LTE (Verizon, or AT&T) or Gobi 3G modules, and integrated GPS can be wired in so your seargant knows where you are in the field while he sups his brandy-laced tea from the comfort of his favorite armchair. And just to remind you it isn’t a toy, there’s a sobering $3549 price tag to keep your frost-bitten feet on the ground. 36-month guarantee is included in the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2012

 

Comment

Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., is a multinational corporation based in Japan. Its main business is in electronics manufacturing and produces products under a variety of names including Panasonic and Technics. Since its founding in 1918, it grew to become the largest Japanese electronics producer. In addition to electronics, Panasonic offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic is an international notebook manufacturer, but with rather small market shares and few laptop reviews. Panasonic concentrates its notebook sortiment primarily to the niche of ruggedized notebooks, which are made for rough outdoor usage.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.3 kg:


73.89%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Panasonic Toughbook CF-195HAAXMG
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3340M

Devices with the same GPU

HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
Acer Iconia W701
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1 kg
Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
HP Split 13-m006tu x2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 13.3", 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3439Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s-59377342
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-6408
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Asus Transformer Book T300
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Gigabyte S1185
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1 kg
Acer Aspire R7-571-53334G75ass
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4006H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 13.3", 1.9 kg
HP Split x2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 13.3", 2.3 kg
Asus Taichi 31-CX018H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3537U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4032P
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 13.3", 1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 11.6", 1.13 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 1.338 kg
Toshiba Satellite U920t-102
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U, 12.5", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite U920t-104
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 12.5", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.435 kg
Gigabyte U2142-CF1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 11.6", 1.352 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 11.6", 2.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book TX300CA-C4005H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Dell XPS 18
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 18.4", 2.332 kg
Acer Aspire P3
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-11-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)