Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
Source: Notebooktest.pl PL→EN
Positive: Lightweight and slim design; built-in LTE modem; decent touchpad; IPS touchscreen display; good microphone. Negative: Throttling CPU; poor webcam; noisy cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2014
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Large and comfortable touchpad; full HD IPS display with a matte surface and high luminance. Negative: Noisy cooling system; reduced keyboard requires practice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Model: The Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 is a business oriented device with its flip capability and tank-like build quality. It brings premium features in a lightweight design. The 1.135 kg laptop comes with a metallic grey finish and strong chassis lines making it almost look bulkier than it actually is. Contrasting the grey is a solid black cover with the Panasonic brand. There is a solid hinge system allowing for the 2-in-1 modes to work flawlessly.
The Windows 8.1 Pro laptop comes with an Intel Core i5-4300U vPro processor clocked at 1.93 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400 and an 128 GB SSD for storage. The 11.6 inch TFT display features Full-HD resolution and produces clear images. Navigation is good on the laptop with its 10-point touchscreen, tactile keyboard and mouse. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, optional mobile broadband support, two USB 3.0 ports, a VGA out, an HDMI out and a card reader.
Audio quality is decent with WAVE and MIDI playback support using the Intel High Definition Audio subsystem. Battery life on the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 is good with up to 12 hours operating time using Li-Ion technology.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.9 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
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