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Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

Specifications

Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Processor: Intel Core Duo L2400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 13.3 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: 4600 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 58%, features: 85%, display: 84% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook PC Review
Source: Bright Hub English
Sure, the $4000+ price tag of the CF-30 seems pretty high, but think of how much money you might have spent going through multiple cheaper laptops that break down in environments where this one might thrive. You have to consider what you plan to use it for, then make an informed purchase. Panasonic has a line of several different Toughbook computers, and some of them are not quite as rugged as this one, but they do cost less. If you want the toughest of the tough, get the Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: price: 70%

Foreign Reviews

81% Panasonic Toughbook CF-30KTPAZAG
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 65% features: 85% display: 88% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95%
Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 90%
75% Robuste Laptops
Source: Connect - 6/09 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%

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).

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 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)


L2400: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display 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, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.6 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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


78%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)