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Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Display
12.1 inch 4:3, 1024x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
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 screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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.

From 2013-2016, Panasonic has primarily offered tablets and, to a lesser extent, also smartphones. However, there are only few smartphone 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.

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