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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 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.

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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9600, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
LG S210-G.CB01A9
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400, 1.7 kg
Asus UL20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.9 kg
Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
Asus U20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.9 kg
Gateway NO20
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9550, 2 kg
Toshiba Portege A605
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.4 kg
Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.4 kg
Medion S2211
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
MSI Megabook PR201
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7350, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.1 kg
Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
Asus N20A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.1 kg
MSI Megabook VR220YA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 1.8 kg
Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.46 kg
Acer TravelMate 6293
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus X32a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Gigabyte Q1105
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 13.3", 2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 480M, 13.3", 2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)