Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1
Processor: Intel Atom Z520
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 5.6 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1kg
Price: 2100 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

60% Panasonic Toughbook U1 Ultra (CF-U1)
Source: PC Mag English
The Panasonic Toughbook U1-Ultra may not win any prizes for speedy performance or stylish design, but those factors aren't always important. This rugged handheld PC is designed primarily for business and military use, in circumstances that would cripple a lesser PC. If you need more processing power, but still require an uncompromisingly rugged machine, take a look at the Getac V200 or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-52. When you need basic PC functions that will work under the most extreme circumstances, the Panasonic Toughbook U1-Ultra is the handheld computer you'll want by your side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 review
Source: Techradar English

Is Panasonic's Toughbook CF-U1 top of the knocks? The Toughbook CF-U1 is referred to as 'extremely rugged', which puts it in Panasonic's top knock-taking category. At just over 1kg it's surprisingly light, and the nine-hour battery life adequately provides for a full day's work in the field. If you want a full-sized laptop then the Toughbook CF-U1 probably won't be for you, but if you can live with the tiny 5.6in touchscreen and the shrunken keyboard, you'll get a seriously tough PC for your money.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
40% Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1
Source: PC Mag English
If you're considering a Panasonic Toughbook, it's likely that your priorities are relatively different from that of the average consumer. Rugged laptops are designed to meet the adverse conditions that people in the military, construction, and various outdoor professions may face—and come through unscathed. The rugged and ultraportable Pansonic Toughbook CF-U1 certainly isn't for everyone, but even the workers it's designed for might have a hard time dealing with its difficult navigation and tiny screen.
2 von 5, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 40% price: 40% performance: 40% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1: Atom im Außendienst
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z520:

Power efficient single core CPU with a very low performance. Offers more features (power saving, VT-x) than the N series Atoms.

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


5.6": Up to now, this is the smallest format, which was used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 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.


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


60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Fujitsu LifeBook UH900
Atom Z530, 0.5 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook U2010
Atom Z530, 0.6 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» MSI WindPad 100W
Atom Z530, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W
Atom Z550, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.61 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Yukyung Viliv N5
Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Archos 9
Atom Z510, 8.9", 0.8 kg
» Viliv S10
Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 10s
Atom Z520, 10.1", 1.7 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.62 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.76 kg
» Yukyung Viliv S7
Atom Z520, 7", 1 kg
» Sony Vaio X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.761 kg
» Nokia Booklet 3G
Atom Z530, 10.1", 1.233 kg
» Advent Altro
Celeron M 723, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1101HA
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.35 kg
» MSI Wind U115
Atom Z530, 10.2", 1.31 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)