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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core Duo 1.06GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core Duo 1.06GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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MOBILE BUSINESS EXCELLENCEThe CF-53 is equipped with a third-generation Intel Core i platform and Windows 8 Pro. Designed for all mobile professionals, including small and medium-sized business... More
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6 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Laptops produced by Panasonic have an average rating of 94%, which is in the top 6% of all notebook PC manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 is 24h. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the longer battery lifes (11 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E544 (11.3h).

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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 portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have checked, the Toughbook CF-53's width of only 241 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 which 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 medium processor core notebook 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 1.06 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D (£299.99) (1.35GHz).

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Only Intel Core Duo Processor Family

The Toughbook CF-53 has an Intel Core Duo processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an AMD E processor family. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 processor families range from Intel High End Desktop Processors (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The slowest processor front side bus of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 1.3MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz. With a processor front side bus of only 533 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slower processor front side bus amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toughbook CF-53 is a two processor thread laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have between two and three processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toughbook CF-53 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Portable PCs of this age and type have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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 DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the ProBook 650 (£691.18) (15.6"), or the 250 (£219.99) (15.6") both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (£410.00) (15.6").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Processing Die Transistor
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processing Die Size
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

Brochures and Manuals

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