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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 2012
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Robust

A few Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 owners agreed that the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 was strong and durable. Expert website Pc Mag said “The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a beefy laptop with a rugged design that goes from the street to the office” in their review. Five years ago expert review site Techradar said “Fully ruggedised, semi ruggedised” in their review of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “See, apart from being a "semi" rugged laptop, this thing comes with a handle on the front, forcing you to carry” in their review of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53.

Several customers who bought the product considered that it was well made. Tech2.com said “The unique feature of the CF-53 is its build quality”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “The 14-inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 offers solid performance and durability along with extra-long battery life” in their Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review and gave the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 a score of 4 stars. expert review site Pcpro.co.uk wrote “A refined and well-built industrial all-rounder that packs in a better feature set” and scored the product 83 out of 100.

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Panasonic Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Laptops manufactured by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought it concluded that it had good features. Five years ago expert review site Pcpro.co.uk mentioned “Well-built industrial all-rounder that packs in a better feature set and higher performance than its price suggests” and gave the product a score of 83 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 thought it had a good battery life. Cnet.com.au said in their Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review on CNET.com.au “Great battery life and good performance means this laptop won't slow you down”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer considered that it was good value for money. Expert review site Tech2.com said “The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is priced at Rs.99,000 (MOP”.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 was a good design. Pc Mag and said four years ago “The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a beefy laptop with a rugged design that goes from the street to the office”.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1,100MHz. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-53. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 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 spec. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230 (10.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook CF-53 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Four USB Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a four USB port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago only have between one and three USB ports.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53, the display brightness of the Toughbook CF-53 of 1,000 candella per square meter is one of the brightest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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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 comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. At 6,750 milliamperes * hour, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of laptops of this spec and age is 3.3h, and the battery recharge times range from 2h to 12h. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2 hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 owner who reviewed this laptops considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned “The bright non-reflective screen is ideal for outdoor use and the chunky” in their review but even so gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not heavy. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned four years ago “It is pretty hefty.” but despite that gave the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 a score of 80 out of 100.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Toughbook CF-53 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 1GB to 16GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Asus X75A (£462.59) (6GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most laptops of this age and type.

A 2.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

The best supported bluetooth version across comparable types of laptop is 4.0 EDR.

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Very Heavy

The Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy (3 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. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the Toughbook CF-53.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toughbook CF-53 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the ProBook 650 (£804.00) (15.6"), or the 250 (£219.99) (15.6") both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15 5000 (15.6").

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Bus Type
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Storage
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling
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4G
Data Network
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Microphone Connection
USB Port
Mini VGA Port
Modem (RJ-11) Port
TV Out Port
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo 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
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Port Replicator
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Keyboard
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
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Power Auto-Sensing
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
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Products Included
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