Panasonic Toughbook CF-W4

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W4Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-W4
Processor: Intel Pentium M 753
Graphics Adapter: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 64 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Average Score: 76.33% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 76%, features: 64%, display: 68% mobility: 94%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W4

68% Panasonic ToughBook W4
Source: CNet English
Since CNET gave an Editors' Choice award to the ultraportable Panasonic ToughBook W2 in 2003, Panasonic has renamed the system the W4 and made a few modest enhancements to the laptop. The few case modifications involve adding a handy Wi-Fi on/off switch and a connector for Panasonic's optional port replicator; otherwise the W4's design and features are exactly the same as the W2's. The bulk of the changes on the W4, priced at $2,199, are inside the case. Panasonic has stocked the laptop with an assortment of previous-generation parts (no Core Solo or Core Duo processors here): a 1.2GHz Pentium M Ultra Low Voltage processor, 512MB of middling 400MHz RAM, a 40GB hard drive spinning at 4,200rpm, and integrated Intel graphics.
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6.8 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 68%
67% Panasonic ToughBook CF-W4
Source: PC Pro English
Tiny and attractive, it's a wonder it's so strong. The ergonomics aren't perfect, but impressive battery life and ultraportability make it an excellent travelling companion. Typical ruggedised notebooks look like something designed for frontline combat action - big, ugly plastic blocks that will withstand anything up to a direct hit by mortar fire. So it was a pleasant surprise when we found this tiny beauty in the Panasonic chassis, and a further shock that it weighs just 1.25kg. But the ultraportable size and weight had us wondering just how rugged this notebook actually is. Panasonic claims the lid will withstand up to a 100kg weight, despite the considerable flex and bend.
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4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% Long-lasting and durable notebook you can take anywhere
Source: Laptop Mag English
Panasonic’s Toughbook W4 is an ultraportable that stands up to real-world abuse on the road. At 2.8 pounds, this laptop is so light that you’ll forget it’s in your carrying case, and you can work unplugged for nearly 6.5 hours. A unique top-loading optical drive only adds to this tiny wonder’s appeal. The deep texture of the lid not only creates a cool, unique look, but it also adds strength, protecting the display from any force applied to the top of the Toughbook W4. Other ruggedized features include a removable, shock-mounted 40GB hard drive, a locking optical drive latch, sealed modem and Ethernet jacks, and a strong, yet lightweight magnesium-alloy shell.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
71% Panasonic's semirugged Toughbook-W4 is built for the road's jolts and jostles.
Source: PC World English
Business travellers who tend to bang up their notebooks will appreciate the road-ready Panasonic Toughbook-W4, a semirugged ultraportable that's designed to take a few knocks. Thanks to its long battery life, the W4 should make a fine road companion, provided you can get used to its cramped keyboard. The W4 is encased in magnesium alloy, enabling it to handle the bumps and bangs of travel, and its hard drive is shock-mounted to protect your data. I looked at a shipping model of the W4, and though I didn't conduct any major torture tests, the unit felt durable and well made.
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(von 100): 71, Preis/Leistung sehr teuer, Leistung 78, Ausstattung 62
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 40% performance: 78% features: 62%
Panasonic ToughBook W4 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall, I was impressed with the Panasonic W4. For those of you who are looking for a truly mobile, business class notebook, this notebook might be the best in its class. The machine is on the expensive side. However, you are getting a high quality notebook that is durable, light weight, and offers incredible battery life. I am looking forward to seeing future models of the Panasonic ToughBook series. The Panasonic W4 comes with a standard 3 year warranty. Since this machine is a review model, I did not have to contact customer support. Panasonic offers 24 hours, 7 days a week support by calling a toll-free number. Their website also has some troubleshooting FAQ's as well.
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Preis/Leistung teuer, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2006
Rating: price: 50% mobility: 95%
80% Panasonic ToughBook CF-W4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Panasonic ToughBook CF-W4 is a great little ultra-portable notebook. The design and build quality are both first rate, while the novelty factor of the hidden optical drive is a bonus. Battery life is staggeringly good and exactly what you want from a machine like this. However, the price is high, the hard disk small and the lack of DVD writer may put some prospective buyers off. If you're looking for a thin and light machine that can withstand the bashes and knocks of a life on the road, the CF-W4 will suit perfectly, just be prepared to pay for that privilege. That said, if Panasonic could squeeze a touch screen in as well, the price would be easy to swallow.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 7, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 7
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70%

Foreign Reviews

79% Rechenzwerge
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 79%
88% Die besten Subnotebooks bis 3000 Euro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 88%
95% Winzling mit Geheimklappe
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 85%
Robustes Fliegengewicht für betuchte Business-Anwender
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2006
Rating: performance: 60% features: 60% display: 68% mobility: 92%
59% Rechenpower für das Handgepäck
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 59%

Comment

Intel Extreme Graphics 2: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Intel 852 / 855 GM, GME, GMV chipset for Centrino, Pentium 4 and Celeron based laptops. It is hardly suited for 3D-games. No Aero support.

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 Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


753: » 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


76.33%: 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

» Dell Inspiron 710m
Pentium M 735, 1.9 kg
» Averatec 3360
Pentium M 715, 2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T4010
Pentium M 745, 2 kg
» Averatec 1000
Pentium M 760, 1.7 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Hi-Grade Notino W5900
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook 10D
Pentium M 733, 10.6", 1.6 kg
» Asus R2H
Celeron M 353, 7.2", 1 kg
» Averatec 5120HG
Pentium M ULV 900, 15.1", 2.9 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-18
Pentium M 753, 10.4", 2.1 kg
» Averatec 1050
Pentium M 733, 10.6", 1.6 kg

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-195HAAXMG
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3340M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic ToughPad FZ-M1
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4302Y, 7.0", 0.544 kg
» Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
SGX540, OMAP 4460, 7.0", 0.549 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 11.6", 1.13 kg
» Panasonic ToughBook CF-C2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 12.5", 1.9 kg
» Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 10.1", 1.012 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-53JSWZGFG
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3320M, 14", 2.65 kg
» Panasonic ToughBook CF-19, Ivy Bridge
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3320M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, i5-2520
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i5 2540M, 13.1", 3.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-19, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-S10
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M, 12.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M, 12.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Core i3 350M, 13.1", 4.1 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook F9
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M, 14.1", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)