Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
SpecificationsNotebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo L7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 4:3, 1400x1050 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 2300 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7 is an amazing laptop for any user looking for a lightweight, fully-featured machine for more than simply writing documents. The semi-rugged design means it can be used in a wide variety of locations and the long-life battery makes it ideal for anyone who needs to work on the move for long periods of the day. Overall, this is a winning ultraportable.
4.5 von 5, Vearbeitung gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Ausstattung gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 40% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Companies that design laptops from the ground up can sustain a competitive advantage over those that buy their designs from other (mostly Taiwanese) manufacturers. Panasonic , for example, is what you could call a core manufacturer, optimizing its Toughbook laptop line with custom-tailored frames and integral components put together by its own engineers. Its latest, the Toughbook CF-Y7 ($2,370 street), owns the distinction of being the lightest 14-inch ultraportable in the market. This business-rugged ultraportable can take some physical abuse and is the lightest to integrate a 14-inch screen and optical drive.
4 von 5, Preis schlecht, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Panasonic Toughbook Y7 is expensive, but with the high price tag comes rock-solid durability, excellent battery life, and the largest screen you can get under four pounds. The biggest trade-off is speed, but if you need to tote your notebook cross-country and aren’t too keen on squinting, the Y7 is a wise investment.
4 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Pro
Panasonic's semi-rugged series of laptops is a compromise between stylish but fragile consumer notebooks and expensive rugged portables that can shrug off a fall down a flight of stairs or a spot of word processing in the rain. Larger and more powerful than its predecessor, but battery life suffers as a result.
4 von 6, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
One doesn’t expect a so-called rugged notebook to look as good as the Toughbook CF-Y7.
The name conjures up an image of a bulky computer weighing several kilograms, with a weak processor and lots of heavy, ugly cladding. Fortunately, this Toughbook is unlike that in almost every way. It uses a Core 2 Duo L7500 processor, running at 1.6GHz. Admittedly this is at the slow end of the dual-core range, but the ‘L’ indicates that it’s a low-voltage model, which is useful for keeping down both heat generation and power usage. This thin, light notebook is ideal for anyone frequently on the move and will take a knock or two.
(von 5): 4, Ausstattung 5, Leistung 3, Preis/Leistung 4, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/22/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 90%
Source: c't - 4/08
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 4% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
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.
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.
L7500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.
76.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.