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Panasonic Toughbook C1

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook C1Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook C1
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 2800 euro
Average Score: 77.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 78%, features: 65%, display: 65% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook C1

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If rugged is what you need, then this is the business – but be prepared to pay the higher price. However, if you need something super slim, or that'll forgive you for being a poor typist, then avoid the ToughBook. As an alternative, you can also use it as a tablet with stylus input.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2011
75% Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 rugged tablet PC
Source: Good Gear Guide English
A tablet PC capable of withstanding hard knocks and spilt drinks. We do like the idea of the semi-rugged touchscreen laptop, and this Toughbook certainly has merit, but we'd bolster the configuration somewhat: we'd give it 4GB of RAM and an SSD instead of a mechanical hard drive, and we'd add a few modcons such USB 3.0.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is a convertible tablet PC capable of withstanding hard knocks and spilt drinks alike. We do like the idea of the semi-rugged touchscreen laptop, and the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 certainly has merit. In an ideal world, however, we'd bolster the configurations somewhat: we'd give it 4GB of RAM and an SSD instead of a mechanical hard drive, and we'd add a few modcons such USB 3.0 and HDMI.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Panasonic - Toughbook CF-C1 review
Source: IT Reviews English
It's very pricey, but the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is the ideal mobile PC companion for those who need its specialised features - balancing ruggedness with lightness and offering the advantages of both notebooks and tablet PCs with near-continuous battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2011
Review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Source: ITNews Australia English
Convertible tablets are a niche category, but for in-the-field businesses that require their unique tablet abilities, Panasonic has produced an accomplished example. It’s by no means cheap, but with the usual Toughbook build quality accompanied by two years of accidental damage cover and three years of standard warranty, the CF-C1 could be worth every penny in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2011
67% Panasonic's ultra-durable laptop/tablet hybrid reviewed: the Toughbook CF-C1
Source: PC Authority English
Convertible tablets are a niche category, but for in-the-field businesses that require their unique tablet abilities, Panasonic has produced an accomplished example. It’s by no means cheap, but with the usual Toughbook build quality accompanied by two years of accidental damage cover and three years of standard warranty, the CF-C1 should work out to be worth every penny in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
REVIEW: Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
If your working scenario requires a dedicated tablet the lure of Apple’s iPad is great and becoming greater as time goes on—as long as you’re not tied to Windows. Convertible tablet PCs suit those who need a physical keyboard and tablet features, but the trade-off is weight, bulk and less convenience when using a laptop in tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2011
67% Panasonic ToughBook CF-C1 review
Source: It Pro English

The ToughBook CF-C1 is very much a nice product. If you want a touchscreen computer but don't need to run Windows applications, an iPad would be a better choice. If you want a rugged computer but don't need a touchscreen, one of Panasonic's non-touchscreen ToughBooks would be better value. Even if you want a rugged touchscreen Windows computer, you'll have to put up with some peculiar hardware design choices, such as the cramped keyboard and touchpad. You'll also want to invest in the second battery to get the most out of it.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%
83% Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review
Source: PC Pro English

With ultraportable weight, plenty of power and some splendid on-the-road features, it's worth the high price


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83%
80% Panasonic Toughbook C1
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Toughbook C1 impresses with its durability, speed, and comfort. Plus, this ultra-light tablet combines pen and touch input to give workers more flexibility. While you'll have to pay a bit more to get the best endurance, overall this is a killer convertible for those who are hard on their machines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Panasonic ToughBook CF-C1
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
90% Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 (CF-C1ADAAZHG)
Source: Chip.de - 01/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% features: 78% display: 74% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 85%
Den Kopf verdreht
Source: c't - 21/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% emissions: 40%
Panasonic Thoughbook CF-C1
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 12/21/2010

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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


77.43%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2
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Panasonic Toughbook CF-S10
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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M, 12.1", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)