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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (Toughbook CF-53 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1900 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 67%, features: 92%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Review: Panasonic Toughbook
Source: ITNews Australia English
Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-53 is a perfect match of form and function. Not only does it have the build quality and expansion ports needed for the rough and tumble of being used in the field, but it also has the performance and battery life to back it up. The keyboard and touchpad are a joy to use, and the screen works well in the less than ideal circumstances of bright sunlight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2012
67% The Panasonic Toughbook: Not every laptop has to be wafer thin
Source: PC Authority English
Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-53 is a perfect match of form and function. Not only does it have the build quality and expansion ports needed for the rough and tumble of being used in the field, but it also has the performance and battery life to back it up. The keyboard and touchpad are a joy to use, and the screen works well in the less than ideal circumstances of bright sunlight.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
60% Motorola Xoom 2 Review
Source: T3 English
More of a spruce than the dramatic overhaul needed to bring the Xoom in line with the market leader, the Motorola Xoom 2 is a strong performer across most areas but in no way sets the world, or user experience, on fire. A somewhat strange release from brand, the 1.2GHz dual-core Honeycomb tablet that is the Motorola Xoom 2 is likely to be eclipsed in terms of both specs and performance in the coming weeks with CES 2012 and MWC 2012 both tipped to see a fleet of new high-end tabs from the likes of HTC, Samsung and of course the rumoured March arrival of the Apple iPad 3.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $2,449 Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 provides a solid mix of durability, performance and endurance. Users looking for more speed and a better-looking chassis should check out the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG, which is available with a 2.7-GHz Intel Core i7-2620M processor and discrete graphics. However, the heavier Dell had problems with our water test. Overall, the Toughbook CF-53 is a very good choice for people who want some durability without all the bulk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is priced at Rs.99,000 (MOP). It’s a fairly spec’d laptop, but the unique feature of the CF-53 is its build quality. If you’ll simply go for performance, a Rs.45,000 laptop will perform similarly, but as mentioned earlier, with the Toughbook it’s more about the build than the performance. It’s targeted to give mobile workers, engineers at construction sites and technicians, reliable and secure access to their data and application in challenging environments. However, bearing in mind that it’s semi-rugged, it caters to a very limited audience, because if you’re investing in a laptop that needs to work under all the stress it undergoes, it better be fully-rugged.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
Review – Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
Source: Gadgetmix English
This is clearly a robust laptop able to survive the harshest environments, whether that means withstanding the elements or just a hectic household, with curious toddlers spreading jam everywhere between throwing toys around and grabbing at wires. Check eBay for testimony to the hardihood of the Toughbook range – there are models from 8 or 9 years ago, with their 600MHz processor and various components still going strong.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2011
83% Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review
Source: PC Pro English
A refined and well-built industrial all-rounder that packs in a better feature set and higher performance than its price suggests
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
90% Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review
Source: Techradar English
Buying a Panasonic Toughbook is never going to be cheap, but in terms of business or outdoor computing, the CF-53 is one of the most durable laptops we've ever seen. The Sandy Bridge technology and decent battery life mean it's no slouch when it comes to performance either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Zwei Semi-Ruggedized Notebooks, zwei Ansätze: Wortmann Terra Mobile Industry 1280 und Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
removable hard disk, water-proof, bad contrast and brightness of the display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2011
Recenze: Panasonic ToughBook CF-53 - polo-obrněný notebook pro práci v terénu a nehostinných podmínkách
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Matte display; ULV processor; solid case. Negative: Low sound quality; low screen resolution; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2014

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

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.


2.7 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


72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)