Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7


Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 2300 euro
Average Score: 76.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 67%, features: 65%, display: 49% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7

90% Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
Source: Techradar English
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%
80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
Source: PC Mag English
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%
80% Panasonic Toughbook Y7
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
67% Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
Source: PC Pro English
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%
80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7 notebook computer
Source: English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Leistungsstarkes und schickes Leichtgewicht
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/22/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
60% Robustes Leichtgewicht
Source: c't - 4/08 German
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.

» 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.

L7500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.6 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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

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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude D630 XFR
Core 2 Duo T7500, 4.1 kg
» Gateway T-6330U
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.7 kg
» Acer Extensa 4620
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2.4 kg
» Averatec 4600
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Tecra M9L-1B7
Core 2 Duo T5670, 2.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7210
Core 2 Duo T7700, 2.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR510E
Core 2 Duo T5750, 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M300
Core 2 Duo T8300, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2915nr
Core 2 Duo T5550, 2.5 kg
» Gateway T-6836
Core 2 Duo T5750, 2.6 kg
» Asus X80LE
Pentium Dual Core T2370, 2.4 kg
» Averatec Voya 6494
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.9 kg
» Gateway T-6828
Core 2 Duo T5550, 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M305
Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.4 kg
» Gateway MT6728
Pentium Dual Core T2330, 2.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo Mobile M9400
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.2 kg
» MSI Megabook PR400
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.3 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7211
Pentium Dual Core T2330, 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2660se
Core 2 Duo T5250, 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2700t
Core 2 Duo T5450, 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR290EAP
Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M205
Core 2 Duo T5250, 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR120
Core 2 Duo T7100, 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CR21S
Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.5 kg
» Dell Latitude ATG D630
Core 2 Duo T7500, 3 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1420n
Core 2 Duo T5250, 2.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 4720
Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2550se
Core 2 Duo T5250, 2.4 kg


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