Panasonic Toughbook 33 2021
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook 33 2021
Panasonic TOUGHBOOKs are always fun to review, because they have awesome features, even for people that don't need rugged PCs. They seem to come from an age when PCs used to be able to just do everything. And like I said, Panasonic has tons of experience in the rugged space, and the TOUGHBOOK 33 is another winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Panasonic claims the Toughbook 33 is the best-selling fully rugged laptop or tablet, and it's a worthy choice—well-equipped, versatile, and supremely sturdy. It almost steals our Editors' Choice award from the Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet for its newer CPU, slightly larger 3:2 screen, and HDMI port (though these machines aren't often used at a desk with an external monitor). But it's more expensive, and its battery life, at least with Panasonic's standard cells, is a letdown.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-10310U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.7 and 4.4 GHz with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB. The CPU supports the professional management features under the vPro umbrella.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
From 2013-2016, Panasonic has primarily offered tablets and, to a lesser extent, also smartphones. However, there are only few smartphone reviews.
80%: 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.