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 11 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

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

 

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.


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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer C720-3404 Chromebook
Core i3 4005U, 1.2 kg
» Acer C720-3605 Chromebook
Core i3 4005U, 1.2 kg
» HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
Core i5 4300U, 1.3 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA
Core i7 4500U, 1.703 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-P1121C5ER2
Core i7 4500U, 0.9 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-P1121M2E
Core i5 4200U, 0.9 kg
» Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4
Core i5 4200U, 0.86 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-P11215PXB
Core i7 4500U, 0.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B5224
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1
Core i7 4500U, 12.5", 1.6 kg
» HP Envy 15-U002NF
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.608 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-571P-363N
Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-5410
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-482P
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Core i5 4300U, 14.0", 3.69 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.65 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4004H
Core i5 4200U, 13ç3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-544
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17-5748
Core i7 4510U, 17.3", 3.19 kg
» Asus X751L
Core i7 4500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA 90NB02W1-M01450
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 2 13
Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.56 kg
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)