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Panasonic ToughBook CF-19

Specifications

Panasonic ToughBook CF-19Notebook: Panasonic ToughBook CF-19 (ToughBook CF-19 Series)
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
Average Score: 74.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 70% mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic ToughBook CF-19

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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)


U2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.4": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Panasonic reviews


74.25%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)