Panasonic Toughbook CF-33
Primary Camera: 8 MPix LED flash
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix + IR cameras for Windows Hello
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-33
Robust. Panasonic's Toughbook is well-protected against dust, liquids, and falls. In addition to a robust case, the 12-inch detachable offers powerful hardware and many connections. The battery life is good.
Source: PC Authority
At the end of the day, the Toughbook obviously isn’t for everyone and you probably already know if you need one. It’s a unique work tool that has a hefty price premium attached for its supreme durability. Despite that, it’s cheaper and more convenient to get a Toughbook for $6,499 than to buy a new laptop every few months as the keyboard, screen or fans fail or break on a regular laptop out in the field.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: The Indian Express
Overall, Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is a wonderful device for those who need a rugged computer that is both sturdy and versatile. Bringing a 2-in-1 into this space is a welcome move and there are so many consumers who have use cases that make this a perfect device for them. But then this is an expensive device and a bit underwhelming at some levels given this context. However, that might not matter much as this will mostly be an institutional buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The tough-as-nails Panasonic Toughbook 33 2-in-1 tablet packs in tons of durability, computing power, and battery life for those working in harsh or dangerous conditions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is a flexible platform for pros who need a durable weatherproof tablet, a laptop or both.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2017
Source: PC Quest
The CF 33 has been built in line considering the new dimensions businesses are now looking to add to their portfolio. Apart from its perennial tough quality, lightweight and detachable characteristics of the laptop make it an ideal fit for corporations who are looking to do more with their computing devices. It is well equipped to allow consumer’s access mainframe company data at all times, in order to maintain seamless workflow management. Panasonic Toughpad’s enjoy a 65% market share here in India, and with the introduction of new products in the Toughbook and Toughpad series we aim to increase our market share to over 70%”said Mr Gunjan Sachdev, Business Head, Toughbook and Toughpad Division.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2017
Panasonic has taken on the challenge of producing a fully rugged detachable 2-in-1 laptop and come up with a no-compromise solution. The Toughbook CF-33 is a bulky, heavy and robust 12-inch system that can be configured with up-to-date processors and plenty of memory, while still offering legacy connectors if needed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Computer Shopper
We're not giving the Toughbook 33 an Editors' Choice, because it's frankly outside our frame of reference—you can argue that it's not a general-purpose PC so much as a piece of industrial equipment. (To emphasize that: In addition to opting for LTE mobile broadband, buyers can choose to replace the serial port with a bar-code reader.) But it's a remarkable piece of equipment. If you need above-average computing power under what most laptops would find hellish, game-over conditions, grab its handle and be careful out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Toughbook 33 isn’t thin, light or stylish, but it does introduce the 2-in-1 category to mobile workforce users whose unpredictable workplace environments demand a fully rugged design on a device that’s forward thinking, but simultaneously backwards compatible.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2017
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2017
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is the first fully-rugged 2-in-1 of its kind and redefines rugged flexibility for those who work in demanding conditions. Panasonic's Toughbook line has always been beastly and expensive, and the CF-33 is no exception. Designed for use in the military, construction, government and emergency services, there's not much room for error, either, since one point of failure could result in the loss of lives. That's why the CF-33 features a hardened magnesium chassis, an IP65 rating for water resistance and a drop resistance up to 4 feet while in operation. It is a rugged tablet, and that is clear from the first glance. There is no thinness here, as a thin tablet is one without room to secure and cushion the internal components. The frame around the bezel is made of thick rubber and very grippy; despite the tablet's 3.37 lbs. in weight, it is surprisingly easy to hold. The CF-33 also features a 12-inch 2160 x 1440 detachable screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, allowing it to go from laptop to tablet to a presentation device in seconds, just don't forget to undo the heavy-duty latches connecting its tablet body to its keyboard dock. The display also features touch-sensitive technology, so users can operate the CF-33 while wearing gloves, and with a rated brightness of 1200 nits, there's no doubt about it having solid outdoor visibility. The screen can easily be taken off, flipped around and reattached, and then whisked away using the CF-33's built-in handle, which is the most impressive aspect of the CF-33.
Under the hood, users get a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU with vPRO, up to 16GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD. And since all the main components are in the CF-33's tablet body, users can optionally order it without the keyboard dock. There is even a hot-swappable battery system, so users can pop in a fresh power pack without needing to turn off the computer. Panasonic will sell both standard batteries with 10 hours of battery life and more powerful, "long-life" batteries for up to 20 hours of battery life. The keyboard base brings three USB ports, a serial port, and duplicates of Ethernet, VGA, and HDMI ports. The ports hidden behind big, chunky gaskets can also be configured to suit user’s needs, as can its plethora of security options, which include NFC and various smartcard readers. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 is equipped with a 2MP webcam with stereo microphones and an 8MP documentation rear camera, so users can easily capture and share images with other workers in the field. As for the operating system, it is running Windows 10 or Windows 7 if users choose the corporate downgrade option in order for it to work with ancient corporate apps.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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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.
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