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Panasonic Toughbook CF Series

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 3427U, Intel Core i5 4300U, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 12.1 inch, 12.5 inch
Weight: 1.13kg, 1.2kg, 1.7kg, 1.9kg
Price: 2100, 2250, 2500 euro
Average Score: 79.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 81%, features: 68%, display: 81%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 89%

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2250 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

89% Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 93%
Transformer
Source: c't - 21/11 German
long battery runtime, stable case, expensive
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2011
85% Portátil convertible Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70%
Panasonic ToughBook CF-C1 - s tabletem do nepohody
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2012

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy BridgeNotebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review
Source: Techradar English
In short, this is a disappointing device which left us thoroughly underwhelmed. The Toughbook is always going to be a bespoke PC for specific applications and situations, but that doesn't disguise poor performance, a frustrating touchscreen experience and a lack of features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2

Specifications

Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2Notebook: Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2
Processor: Intel Core i5 3427U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The bottom line here is that for the average notebook user the Toughbook CF-C2 is a non-starter, even if looking for a convertible notebook/tablet PC as more affordable and stylish products are available. Where it comes into its own, however, is in businesses that need to equip staff with a mobile computer for use outside, in warehouses, hospitals and other situations where a standard notebook or tablet would be too flimsy, slow or hard to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2013
Recenze: Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2 - s Core i5 bez ventilátoru
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Resistant design; endurance for a full working day; premium display and superior brightness for outdoor work. Negative: In the basic configuration is missing VGA; unusual keyboard layout.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2013

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
Processor: Intel Core i5 3427U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.13kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Review Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 Convertible | Notebookcheck
The durable one. Panasonic's Toughbook CF-AX2 is built for demanding professional usage scenarios and supposedly comes with an extra level of resilience against concussions and pressure. With business-friendly features, more than decent performance and great mobility, the inner values are handled well too. Our detailed review will show whether the potential target group will be satisfied with the CF-AX2.
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
Source: Good Gear Guide English
This semi-rugged 11.6in Ultrabook can conveniently be turned from a laptop into a tablet, but it has a keyboard that is way too cramped and uncomfortable to type on. As a tablet, though, it's very good and there is adequate performance under the hood for typical office tasks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 : dur à cuire
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% 久违的精湛! 松下新款TOUGHBOOK深度评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 is a business oriented device with its flip capability and tank-like build quality. It brings premium features in a lightweight design. The 1.135 kg laptop comes with a metallic grey finish and strong chassis lines making it almost look bulkier than it actually is. Contrasting the grey is a solid black cover with the Panasonic brand. There is a solid hinge system allowing for the 2-in-1 modes to work flawlessly. The Windows 8.1 Pro laptop comes with an Intel Core i5-4300U vPro processor clocked at 1.93 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400 and an 128 GB SSD for storage. The 11.6 inch TFT display features Full-HD resolution and produces clear images. Navigation is good on the laptop with its 10-point touchscreen, tactile keyboard and mouse. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, optional mobile broadband support, two USB 3.0 ports, a VGA out, an HDMI out and a card reader. Audio quality is decent with WAVE and MIDI playback support using the Intel High Definition Audio subsystem. Battery life on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 is good with up to 12 hours operating time using Li-Ion technology.

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
Processor: Intel Core i5 4300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

 

Recenzja Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 (11,6", Intel Core I5-4300U, Intel HD Graphics 4400)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Lightweight and slim design; built-in LTE modem; decent touchpad; IPS touchscreen display; good microphone. Negative: Throttling CPU; poor webcam; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2014
Test: Panasonic ToughBook CF-AX3 - výkonný mini-notebook s plnou výbavou a nově Full HD IPS displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Large and comfortable touchpad; full HD IPS display with a matte surface and high luminance. Negative: Noisy cooling system; reduced keyboard requires practice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2015

 

Comment

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.

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

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.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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


Intel Core i5:

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.

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3427U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.8 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

4300U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.13 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


79.14%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 2.72 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 0.81 kg
Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ026H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Medion Akoya S6413T-MD98842
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 1.4 kg
HP Envy 15-u050sr x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire R3-471T-394N
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-77FF
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 0.95 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DJ
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4034H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.46 kg
HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga2 13-59427516
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW106H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 13.0", 1.8 kg
HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire R13
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7347
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.65 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4032H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius P50W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW063H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 12.5", 1.6 kg
HP Envy 15-U002NF
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)