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Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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The market-leading, rotating screen, convertible notebook, which sets the benchmark in ruggedness. - Intel Core i5 3320M vPro Processor- Genuine Windows 7 Professional- Vibration and shock... More
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14 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews

Portable PCs built by Panasonic are some of the best portable PCs according to average user and expert reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Toughbook CF-19's PCI Express slot version is one of the newest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. The oldest PCI Express slot version of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-19 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-19.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-19's processor clock speed is one of the fastest amongst similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor clock speeds of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Toughbook 19[plb_1830740_price] is also worth considering.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19[plb_2773111_price] (2.7GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-19, the Toughbook CF-19 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 range from 3.7h to 19h. The Toughbook CF-19 has one of the longer battery lifes (10 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

If this Panasonic portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T100TA[plb_2386958_price] (11h).

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-19 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-19. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-19 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 RPM. The Toughbook CF-19 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Narrow

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 have widths of between 32mm and 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. The Toughbook CF-19 is fairly narrow (only 271 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-19.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toughbook CF-19 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-19 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Toughbook CF-19 has a quite small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 10.1" portable PCs and we think the Panasonic Toughbook 19[plb_1830740_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] (11.6"), or the Yoga 2 11[pl_2475393_price] (11.6") both from Lenovo.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Toughbook CF-19 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toughbook CF-19 is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 25% less display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The best display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Panasonic notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an SSD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-19.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).

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Heavy

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. At 2.3 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-19 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Toughbook CF-19 is a one built-in speaker notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-19 range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-19 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-19.

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Thick

The average height of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-19 is 23mm. When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19, the height of the Toughbook CF-19 of 49 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toughbook CF-19 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-19.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-19.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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 Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
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
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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 Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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28 November 2012

Fully rugged devices obviously occupy a niche in the market, intended for those who face potentially hostile working environments. Emergency and military services, field workers, those into...

30 July 2012

The CF-19 is hard to criticise. There are virtually no competitors that can offer the same combination of robust chassis and features. However, at around £2,700, this is much more expensive than...

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22 June 2012

The Panasonic Toughbook range has long been the poster child for rugged laptops and the CF-19 ( £2,400 inc. VAT ) is another impressive model. Unless you regularly work outside or in hostile... Read more…

26 May 2012

The Panasonic Toughbook range has long been the poster child for rugged laptops and the CF-19 is another impressive model. Unless you regularly work outside or in hostile conditions, you won't... Read more…

The Panasonic Toughbook range has long been the poster child for rugged laptops and the CF-19 is another impressive model.Unless you regularly work outside or in hostile conditions, you won't need... Read more…

12 March 2012

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 feels every bit as tough as it. It's rugged features allow it to withstand the elements and clumsiness. It's well suited for field assignments and factory floors, and...

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 feels every bit as tough as it. It's rugged features allow it to withstand the elements and clumsiness. It's well suited for field assignments and factory floors, and...

7 June 2011

Like its predecessor, the updated CF-19 is an extremely rugged notebook that is purpose-built for a tiny niche of the computing marketplace...

7 June 2011

Like its predecessor, the updated CF-19 is an extremely rugged notebook that is purpose-built for a tiny niche of the computing marketplace...

20 April 2011

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 is one of the better ultra-rugged notebooks on the market. Shaped like a paving tile, the magnesium alloy case and rubber shock dampers have an appealing industrial... Read more…

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 10.1"
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Four More Battery Cells
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