Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 2100 euro
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 64%, features: 80%, display: 71% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 98%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8

80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 review
Source: Techradar English
There's no doubt that the CF-W8 is a great machine and it's truly a Toughbook for the common man. However, the £1,700 price tag means that you'd have to be either extremely active or equally clumsy to fork out. The Toshiba A600 is almost identical in terms of hardware and costs just £1000, you'll need a very good reason to fork out the £700 for the toughened chassis.
80, Preis 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40%

Foreign Reviews

88% Test Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 64% display: 71% mobility: 95% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 85%
90% Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 100%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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.


SU9300: Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.» 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


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.4 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.6 kg
» Asus UL20FT
Core i3 330UM, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X200t 7449-4MM
Core 2 Duo SL9400, 3 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2t
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.1 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T4310
Core 2 Duo T6600, 1.9 kg
» LG S210-G.CB01A9
Core 2 Duo T6400, 1.7 kg
» Asus UL20A
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook T4410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-106
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
» Dell Latitude XT2
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.72 kg
» Asus U20A
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.9 kg
» Gateway NO20
Core 2 Duo T9550, 2 kg
» Toshiba Portege A605
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.4 kg
» Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.4 kg
» Medion S2211
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
» MSI Megabook PR201
Core 2 Duo P7350, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
» Asus N20A
Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.1 kg
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)