Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5


Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5
Processor: Intel Core Solo U1400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 72.57% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 48%, performance: 66%, features: 62%, display: 50% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 55%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5

70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5
Source: PC Mag English
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5 is a tough little ultraportable that caters to blue-collar professionals. These employees endure the elements of nature and the harsh reality of the outdoors. They often don't have the luxury of sitting behind an office desk. If high-end performance is not an issue, the W5 is an excellent candidate for workers exposed to the elements. Otherwise, take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X60 (Vista).
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3.5 von 5, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60%
Panasonic - Toughbook CF-W5 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The CF-W5 is the baby of Panasonic's Toughbook range, a thin (268 x 210 x 44mm), ultra-portable laptop weighing in at a very creditable 1.4kg including the power adapter, but the protection comes at a price. Expensive, yes, and lacking in some of the features its competitors have, but the Toughbook CF-W5 has a great blend of low weight and incredible battery life that makes it an ideal weapon for the mobile business user.
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Preis/Leistung teuer, Ausstattung mangelhaft, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2007
Rating: price: 40% features: 50% mobility: 90%
60% A durable and highly portable laptop for those with deep pockets
Source: English
The CF-W5 is Panasonic's latest attempt to woo the corporate elite and those with deep pockets into buying a tougher than normal ultra-portable laptop. Unlike the fully 'ruggardised' CF-74 we reviewed a few months back, it isn't an ugly laptop covered in awkward rubber bits. Instead the silver plastic casing is subtle and attractive. A well built and attractive notebook that can take a knock or two, but the high price will deter many.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 2, Ausstattung 4, Ergonomie 3, Verarbeitung gut, Akkulaufzeit ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% features: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
70% Panasonic ToughBook CF-W5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There's quite a bit squeezed into the slim chassis - on the right you'll find an Ethernet port, modem socket and two USB 2.0 ports, while the left is populated with the power socket, D-SUB port, expansion port, PC Card slot and an SD card slot. Unusually the front is pretty well stacked too with the eject switch for the DVD writer, a hardware switch for the wireless, headphone and mic sockets, and finally the power switch that glows green when the notebook is on. The ToughBook CF-W5 is pretty much an evolution of the CF-W4, which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, if you definitely aren’t planning on dropping your notebook on the desk from 30cm, there may be better options out there. That said, the W5 is still slim, light and well built. The battery life is also very impressive and the option of an integrated HSDPA module is something that the competition can’t offer yet.
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(von 10): 7, Preis/Leistung 7, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 7, Verarbeitung gut, Akkulaufzeit beeindruckend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/08/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% All-day endurance and mobile broadband wrapped in a durable, lightweight package.
Source: Laptop Mag English
The first thing you’ll notice when you pick up Panasonic’s new Toughbook CF-W5 will likely be its matte-silver finish, super-light weight, and pop-up optical drive. You won’t, however, need to pay much attention to the battery meter, since this system lasts a staggering eight hours on a charge. Throw in a durable design and an optional Verizon Wireless EV-DO card for anytime, anywhere connectivity and you have a pricey but highly recommended ultraportable.
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4.5 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Panasonic CF-W5 - Abgehärtetes Leichtgewicht
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 60%
80% Der große PC-Welt Lesertest
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 40%
Die schicken Kleinen
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: mobility: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Aktueller Winzling - Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
58% Die Präsentation ist in fünf Minuten da!
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 58% features: 60%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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 Core Solo: Single core version of the Core Duo and successor of the Intel Pentium M; Because of the 65nm reduced structure width also smaller current consumption than Pentium M (maximally 27 Watts); the performance is comparable with the equivalent clocked Pentium M (somewhat faster because of a few improvements).

U1400: » 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.

1.2 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

72.57%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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» Asus S121
Atom Z520, 1.4 kg
» Zepto Notus A12
Mobile A A110, 1.373 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G21XP
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Dell Latitude D430
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.488 kg
» Samsung Q35-Caderu
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q35
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook Q2010
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg
» Dialogue Flybook VM
Core Duo U2400, 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN
Core Solo U1500, 1.1 kg
» Samsung Q35 Pro T5600 Bamit
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q35 Pro T7200 Benson
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate 6291
Core 2 Duo T5500, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G11VN/T
Core Solo U1500, 1.1 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook H12Y
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R300
Core Duo U2400, 1.2 kg
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Asus F9F
Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V3205
Core Duo T2350, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R400
Core Duo U2400, 1.6 kg
» Samsung Q40-Pro
Core Solo U1400, 1.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote BU45
Core Duo T2250, 1.93 kg
» Asus W5fe
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X60T
Core Duo L2400, 1.5 kg
» HP Compaq tc4400
Core 2 Duo T5600, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U200-161
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U200-169
Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q40-Pro U1400 Silver
Core Solo U1400, 1.1 kg
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)