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Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30Notebook: 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
Weight: 4kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 45%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

80% Panasonic Toughbook 30
Source: Laptop Mag English
For most users, it’s hard to justify spending upwards of $4,000 on a laptop with a low-res screen and merely average power. However, if you’re out in the elements and need a notebook that can take the heat (and dust and moisture), survive multiple drops, and get you through most of your workday on one charge, the Panasonic Toughbook 30 is as good as they come.
4 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Panasonic has been making fully rugged U.S. military standard 810F notebooks for a number of years, catering to those that need to take their computer into some of the most extreme environments in the world.  Recently, Panasonic introduced the fully rugged Toughbook CF-30.  It features a 13.3" XGA anti-glare and anti-reflective coating screen rated at 500 Nit (candelas per square meter, which measures brightness) and an industry first and only 1000 Nit touchscreen version, both sporting a 1.66GHz L2400 Low Voltage Core Duo processor, 512MB RAM, and 80GB HDD. The entire chassis with exception to the keyboard, and screen is made from magnesium alloy and comes with fully sealed keyboard, ports and hard drive making it ready for any conditions it faces regardless if its indoors, outdoors, snow, rain, dust... you get the idea.
Mobilität zufriedenstellend, Verarbeitung gut, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

„Hartware“ - Notebook
Source: SFT - 8/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008

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":

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.


4 kg:

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.

Panasonic reviews


80%: 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.

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950

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Asus S121
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Lenovo Ideapad S9
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Lenovo Ideapad S10
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Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)