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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 500GB May 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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14 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Notebook PCs manufactured by Panasonic are some of the best notebook PCs according to average reviews from users and experts.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor 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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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 this spec and age.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

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. The oldest PCI Express slot version of laptops of this age and spec is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-53. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 11 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook CF-53 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Narrow

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is very narrow (only 241 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years 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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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have a front camera, however the Toughbook CF-53 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have a full-size keyboard, however the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age 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 notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toughbook CF-53 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (2.7kg).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The average hard drive capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 590GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toughbook CF-53 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider 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

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 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
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Processor Special Features
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
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic i54310, panasonic i54310u, panasonic cf532awzy8, panasonic cf532awzy8g

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 500GB HDD 14"
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Much Better User Reviews
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