Panasonic Toughbook CF-18

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-18Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-18
Processor: Intel Pentium M 753
Graphics Adapter: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 64 MB
Display: 10.4 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Average Score: 77.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 52%, performance: 90%, features: 80%, display: 100% mobility: - %, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-18

90% Panasonic CF-18 ToughBook Tablet PC Review
Source: Tablet PC Review English
The Panasonic ToughBook CF-18 has a very unique place in the vertical and consumer Tablet PC market. Although the CF-18 is not perfect in every department, it is a quality machine overall. Most importantly though is the unique casing and ruggedness that has not been matched by any other manufacturer as of yet. If you need a "breakproof", environmentally adaptable Tablet PC, look no further than the Panasonic ToughBook as the current industry standard choice.
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sehr gut, Preis/Leistung teuer, Display außergewöhnlich, Akkulaufzeit sehr gut
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 40% display: 100%
67% Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 MK4
Source: PC Pro English
A remarkably tough machine that will endure almost anything thrown at it. You pay for the privilege, but it will be worth it for those requiring substantial durability. Anyone who's ever dropped a notebook will be familiar with the heart-stopping dread that accompanies expensive technology falling towards the floor. But in industrial or commercial settings, a broken laptop means more than just repair bills and inconvenience; downtime and data loss can be an even more expensive business.
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4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall I can see why the CF-18 is the professionals’ choice. The hardened outer shell, shock-proof drive and dust and water resistant casing makes it idea for people on the move with difficult job to do, who their computer to function in any and all circumstances. The price and the lack of supplied combo-drive make it less attractive to the wider market but the smallish keyboard may also preclude news staff from selecting the CF-18 as the computer they take to the frontlines, which is a shame as the larger, 13.3inch Toughbook C-29, is 1.6kg heavier.
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7 von 10, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 45%
80% Panasonic ToughBook CF-18 - Rugged Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The CF-18 is proof that a fully rugged notebook doesn’t have to be big and heavy. This little machine is every bit as tough as its big brother. The portrait mode might be useful for some users and it’s weight and dimensions will make it less of a burden if you have to trek around with it in your backpack all day. That said, unless you desperately need the rotating screen and tablet functions of the CF-18, I’d say that the slightly more expensive and larger CF-29 is a better bet – the larger keyboard and screen will make use in extreme conditions just that bit easier.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 7, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 8
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Panasonic ToughBook CF-18
Source: c't German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: workmanship: 85%
76% Für Abenteurer: Robuster als das Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 kann kein Mobilrechner sein.
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 76%
Knallhart serviert!
Source: mobile Zeit German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2006
81% Handschriftkünstler
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 81%
76% Ohne Maus und Tastatur
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2005
Rating: Total score: 76%

Comment

Intel Extreme Graphics 2: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Intel 852 / 855 GM, GME, GMV chipset for Centrino, Pentium 4 and Celeron based laptops. It is hardly suited for 3D-games. No Aero support.

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

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


Intel Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


753: » 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


77.14%: 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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» Twinhead Stylebook 10D
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» Asus R2H
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» Dell Inspiron 710m
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» Averatec 5120HG
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» Averatec 3360
Pentium M 715, 12.1", 2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-W4
Pentium M 753, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T4010
Pentium M 745, 12.1", 2 kg
» Averatec 1000
Pentium M 760, 12.1", 1.7 kg
» Averatec 1050
Pentium M 733, 10.6", 1.6 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Getac V100, Intel Core i7 640UM
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 640UM
» Getac V100
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo U7600
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
» Panasonic ToughBook CF-19
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo U2400

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-195HAAXMG
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3340M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4302Y, 7.0", 0.544 kg
» Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
SGX540, OMAP 4460, 7.0", 0.549 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 11.6", 1.13 kg
» Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 12.5", 1.9 kg
» Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 10.1", 1.012 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-53JSWZGFG
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3320M, 14", 2.65 kg
» Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Ivy Bridge
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3320M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, i5-2520
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i5 2540M, 13.1", 3.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-S10
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M, 12.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)