Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 4600 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Source: Bright Hub
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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: c't - 14/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 90%
Source: Connect - 6/09
Single Review, , Short, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
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.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.
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.