Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7


Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo U7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2100 euro
Average Score: 69.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 40%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7, handles bumps and bruises with flair
Source: PC Authority English
If you've ever laid your hands on ruggedised laptops before, you'll have noticed that they possess a certain bricklike quality, combined with a tiny screen size that makes using one as a permanent part of your office on the road a daunting prospect. As a lightweight Toughbook, the CF-W7 comes as a breath of fresh air. Given the $3245 price tag, we'd like perhaps a little more style, but given the overall functionality, 1.29kg weight and excellent battery life, the CF-W7 looks like a very good deal indeed.
Preis 80, Mobilität 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 90%
71% Panasonic Toughbook W7
Source: PC World English
There are plenty of good ideas at work, here--not to mention plenty of features that make the ToughBook tough to beat outdoors. But when you hunker down and actually get to work, it may take you a little longer to get things done than you'd like.
71 von 100, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 71% display: 50%
70% Panasonic ToughBook W7 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Panasonic ToughBook W7 is certainly built to last, even in the most inhospitable environments, but such durability comes at a sacrifice in performance. Panasonic's ToughBook line consists of mobile computing workhorses. There are plenty of good ideas at work, here - not to mention plenty of features that make the Panasonic ToughBook W7 tough to beat outdoors. But when you hunker down and actually get to work, it may take you a little longer to get things done than you'd like.
(von 5): 3.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Preis 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
70% Panasonic Toughbook W7
Source: CNet English
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 manages to be lightweight and awkwardly bulky, but this rugged ultraportable offers excellent protection for business travelers who are extra rough on their systems.
7 von 10, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40%
67% Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7
Source: PC Pro English
You'd expect a rugged laptop to be heavier than a standard one, but the Toughbook W series manages to be both small and light. Forming part of the Panasonic's semi-ruggedised range, they're more suited to business use than the almost indestructible units designed for vertical markets. At 1.4kg, it weighs only slightly more than the ultra-svelte Sony VAIO VGN-TZ12VN/X (web ID: 122226), and at 270 x 215 x 54mm, its footprint is much the same, albeit twice as thick. A good mix of strength, low weight and high battery life, although ergonomics and value suffer in the process.
4 von 6, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Ergonomie schlecht, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Source: PC Praxis - 05/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/04/2008
Rating: mobility: 90%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

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 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

U7500: » 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

69.5%: 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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» Medion S2210
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» Medion MD96652
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» Maxdata Belinea 4
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» Acer Aspire 2920
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-T7
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P8010
Core 2 Duo L7100, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M700
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 2920Z
Pentium Dual Core T2310, 2.1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook T2010
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» MSI Megabook PR200
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.8 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X61
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.9 kg
» HP Compaq 2510p
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.3 kg
» Samsung Q45 Aura
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X61t
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.8 kg
» Samsung Q45 Aura T7100 Duke
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R500
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.1 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X61s
Core 2 Duo L7500, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo 3000 V200
Core 2 Duo T7300, 1.8 kg
» HP Compaq 2710p
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.7 kg
» Acer TravelMate 6292
Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.8 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook T4220
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Getac B300
Core 2 Duo L7500, 13.3", 3.5 kg
» Systemax Pursuit 4164
Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)