Panasonic Toughbook CF-F9


Panasonic Toughbook CF-F9Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-F9
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 2400 euro
Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 100%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-F9

Panasonic - Toughbook CF-F9 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Toughbook CF-F9 has definitely made significant improvements in ruggedness, CPU performance, battery life and connectivity over its predecessor = though some may find the hefty price tag off-putting in the face of less rugged rivals. For those who need this level of toughness, though, there's really nothing to match it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2011
87% Notebook Review: Panasonic Toughbook F9
Source: Hardware Central English
No, we didn't get totally medieval on our test unit (six words that spook the HardwareCentral accounting department: "You break it, you bought it"), and the F9 isn't guaranteed to withstand all imaginable abuse. But it's a sure bet to survive drops and dings that would put the average laptop out of commission and average laptop owner out of sorts.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Kraftzwerge
Source: PC Magazin - 12/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.

1.7 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

83.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)