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Panasonic Toughbook 52
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Panasonic Toughbook 52 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.4" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.8GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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The Panasonic Toughbook 52 Windows 7 notebook delivers the power of a desktop in a semi-rugged design that provides the flexibility to work anywhere. With a shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive,... More
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Panasonic Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of laptops to determine an average rating for each portable PC manufacturer. On average Panasonic laptops have excellent ratings from owners and experts.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook 52 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The Toughbook 52 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook 52.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook 52 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Toughbook 52 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 52. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook 52 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 8470p (£845.00) (2.9GHz).

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops of this type and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Toughbook 52 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook 52.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 52 that we have checked, the Panasonic Toughbook 52's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook 52 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 6,300 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 52 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook 52, the battery recharge time of the Toughbook 52 of only 2 hours is one of the shortest. The battery recharge times of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 52 range from 2h to 12h.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 0.512 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 52. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 52 range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toughbook 52 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook 52 have a front camera, however the Toughbook 52 does not have a front camera.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook 52 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. At only 4 hours, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 52.

There are a number of other 4h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97) which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook 52 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 52 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The memory clock speeds of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook 52 range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Toughbook 52 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 3.4 kilograms, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 is one of the heaviest comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 52 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (3.4kg).

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 52

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Toughbook 52 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 52.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Panasonic Toughbook 52 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook 52 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook 52.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toughbook 52 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 52.

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Specification

Features
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Colour
Product Type
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Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
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Security
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Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
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RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 3360, panasonic 3360m
Barcodes 00885170108059, 00885170108073, 00885170108080, 00885170108103, 00885170108158, 00885170108202, 05025232707584, 08851701080592, 08851701080738, 08851701080806, 08851701081032, 08851701081582, 08851701082022

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