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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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21 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average laptops made by Panasonic are rated 94%, which is in the top 6% of all laptop manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB. With a maximum graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the longest battery lifes (15 hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery life of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. 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 around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-53 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 also have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X550CA[plb_2051508_price].

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Tecra Z50[pl_2363535_price], or the Satellite Z30[pl_2558036_price] both from Toshiba.

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Has a Front Camera

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the Tecra Z50[pl_2363535_price], or the Satellite Z30[pl_2558036_price] both from Toshiba.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a very bright display brightness (800 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Toughbook CF-53 has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2353434_price].

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Panasonic Toughbook 53[plb_1764915_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 is 3mAh, the biggest is 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of 6,750 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toughbook CF-53 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the battery recharge times range from 2h to 12h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.3h. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2 hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

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

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this age and type range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Price Increase of £64.52

In the last 57 days the Toughbook CF-53 has increased in price by £64.52.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the X220[pl_1473945_price], and the T430[pl_1534067_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus X550CA[plb_1598926_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this Panasonic notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] (SSD and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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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 that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53.

Alternative 14" laptops currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the T420s[pl_48433_price], the X1 Carbon[pl_1414755_price], or the T430[pl_1534067_price] all from Lenovo.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Asus X550CA[plb_2051508_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2356712_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this age and type the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 amongst portable PCs of this age. The average weight of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price] (2.2kg and cheaper), or the Asus X550CA[plb_1598926_price] (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system.

A Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system is actually the worst recovery operating system amongst all similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

A Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system is the best recovery operating system amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Optional Operating System

The Toughbook CF-53 has a Windows 7 Professional optional operating system which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have a Windows 8 optional operating system.

A Windows 7 Professional optional operating system is actually the worst optional operating system across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

The best optional operating system amongst comparable types of portable PC is Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price], or the Asus X550CA[plb_1598926_price] which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Portege Z30[plb_2068440_price] (2.1GHz), the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price] (2.1GHz), or the HP ZBook[plb_2497294_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the T420s[pl_48433_price], the X220[pl_1473945_price], or the T430[pl_1534067_price] all from Lenovo.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Satellite Z30[pl_2059334_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Portege Z30[pl_2068440_price] (8GB and cheaper) both from Toshiba or the Asus X550CA[plb_2051508_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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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)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Mini VGA Port
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI 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
Operating System Architecture
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 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 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 Rapid Storage Technology
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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Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf53mk3, cf53sblc8lm, visipax i54310, panasonic cf532, visipax i54310u, panasonic i54310, panasonic cf532s, visipax cf532s1c8, panasonic cf532sl, panasonic i54310u, visipax cf532s1c8n, panasonic cf532slc, visipax cf532s1c8nm, visipax prcf532s1c8, panasonic cf532slcl, visipax prcf532s1c8n, panasonic cf532slclc, visipax prcf532s1c8nm, panasonic cf532slclcm
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2 core Intel Core i5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 1,298.98 £1,503.01
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 322.97 £1,503.01
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Better User Reviews
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