Panasonic Toughbook CF Series

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 3427U, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 12.1 inch, 12.5 inch
Weight: 1.13kg, 1.7kg, 1.9kg
Price: 2100, 2250, 2500 euro
Average Score: 79.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 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%

 

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.

» 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.


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.


1.13 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
Core i3 3229Y, 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia W701
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
Core i5 3439Y, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s-59377342
Core i5 3339Y, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-6408
Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
» Gigabyte S1185
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130-NZU8CGE
Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-5333Y4G12as
Core i5 3339Y, 0.8 kg
» MSI S20-0M-009PL
Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
Core i3 3229Y, 1.338 kg
» Asus UX21A-K1004H
Core i5 3317U, 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia W700P-53334G12as
Core i5 3317U, 1 kg
» Toshiba WT310
Core i5 3339Y, 0.825 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW009H
Core i7 3517U, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-191-53334G12ASS
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t
Core i5 3339Y, 1.435 kg
» Gigabyte U2142-CF1
Core i5 3337U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook Revolve 810
Core i5 3437U, 1.352 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Core i5 3427U, 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire P3
Core i5 3339Y, 1.4 kg
» MSI S20-i541 UltraSlider
Core i5 3337U, 1.16 kg
» Medion Akoya E6232-MD99222
Core i3 3120M, 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11215CGB
Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)