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Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 90%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 95%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9

70% Panasonic Toughbook S9
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Panasonic ToughBook S9 offers plenty for business users who demand a design that's light but also highly durable. Despite its light 3-pound weight, this 12-inch machine sports an optical drive plus and is rugged enough to shrug off the rare drop or small spill. The S9 also combines strong performance with up to 10 hours of battery life. That said, $2,649 is a lot to pay for peace of mind. For that price, you could buy two Lenovo ThinkPad X220s ($1,299), which offer a larger, more comfortable keyboard and a faster second-generation Core i5 processor. The S9 is more likely to stand up to the rigors of the road, but you'll have to be willing to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
79% Panasonic ToughBook S9
Source: Computer Shopper English

We have long liked using (and damage-testing!) Panasonic’s business-rugged ToughBook laptops. These machines have been consistently lightweight, while still featuring long battery life and a built-in optical drive. This business-rugged ultraportable has all the trademark ToughBook durability without sacrificing portability, but the high price (and relatively light performance) make it strictly a tool for executive road warriors.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
90% Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9
Source: Hardware Zone English

If you are someone who travels a lot, and requires something to match your travelling lifestyle, then you're probably already considering getting a business rugged notebook with a good battery life that you can carry around with ease. Panasonic’s Toughbook range fits the bill, and the CF-S9 is just what the notebook doctor ordered. Panasonic presents their latest Toughbook, the Toughbook CF-S9, a 12.1-inch wonder that's lightweight as well as powerful.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 85% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 95%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage 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.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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


79.67%: 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, 2010-09-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)