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Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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The World's Lightest And Thinnest Semi-rugged Laptop In Its ClassThe new Toughbook 54 laptop from Panasonic uses the latest advances to create a laptop two pounds lighter and half an inch thinner... More
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Panasonic Toughbook Laptop CF 54 Hands on Review, Fetaures and Overview
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14 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

Panasonic is one of the leading portable PC manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all portable PCs.

Robust

One Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 owner who purchased the product wrote that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “The company has been in the rugged notebooks business for the past 20 years or so”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The TOUGHBOOK 54 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TOUGHBOOK 54 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and type. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of a comparable type and age to the TOUGHBOOK 54 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. With a battery life of 11 hours, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo W550s (17.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The TOUGHBOOK 54 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TOUGHBOOK 54 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TOUGHBOOK 54 that we have assessed, the display brightness of the TOUGHBOOK 54 of 1,000 candella per square meter is one of the brightest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TOUGHBOOK 54 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TOUGHBOOK 54 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Thick

The TOUGHBOOK 54 is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 (30.48 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age. The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the TOUGHBOOK 54 that we have checked the battery recharge time of, the TOUGHBOOK 54's battery recharge time of 18 hours is one of the longest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the TOUGHBOOK 54.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

If this Panasonic portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s (2.4GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire VN7.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Screen Size

The TOUGHBOOK 54 has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£458.80) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo E31-70 (£430.02) (500GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Hot-Swap Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Charging Time

Expert Reviews

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf54a2401cm, panasonic i56300, panasonic i56300u
Barcodes 00885170252295, 00885170259256

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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Nine Times Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Lenovo E31-70 vs Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54

Lenovo E31-70 vs Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54
Lenovo E31-70
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 430.02
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100MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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