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Panasonic Toughbook 53 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Panasonic Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the top rated laptop brands according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toughbook 53 has one of the biggest maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 53 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 53 range from 2 to 3. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago, the Panasonic Toughbook 53's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toughbook 53's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 53 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,250 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook 53 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook 53 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook 53 that we have checked, the Panasonic Toughbook 53's processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (2.8GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook 53 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Panasonic notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 53 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed the maximum turbo frequency of, the Toughbook 53's maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 53 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 5,800 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 53 that we have assessed the hard drive speed of, the Toughbook 53's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook 53 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This laptop has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Panasonic Toughbook 53 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toughbook 53 does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 53 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toughbook 53 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 53 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 53.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba C55 (£308.00) (6GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago, the memory clock speed of the Toughbook 53 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Toughbook 53 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toughbook 53 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 53 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook 53.

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Heavy

At 2.7 kilograms, the Toughbook 53 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 53. The lightest laptop of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 53 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Toughbook 53 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook 53 is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 53

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toughbook 53 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toughbook 53 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (15.6"), or the Acer Aspire E5-573 (£283.00) (15.6").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic i54310, panasonic i54310u
Barcodes 00885170211421, 00885170294691

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