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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 500GB Mar 2014
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Panasonic Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

On average laptops produced by Panasonic are rated 94 out of 100, which is in the top 6% of all notebook PC brands that we have analysed.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. 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 are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. Notebook PCs of this age and type have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this Panasonic notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Toughbook CF-53 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Price Increase of £91.59

In the last few weeks the Toughbook CF-53 has increased in price by £91.59.

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have a front camera, however the Toughbook CF-53 does not have a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price], or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price], or the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 notebook 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 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toughbook CF-53 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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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 of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Toughbook 53[pl_1764915_price], or the Toughbook CF-53[pl_1989792_price] both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Very Heavy

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 3.7 kilograms, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53's weight is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Toughbook CF-53[pl_1989792_price] (2.7kg), or the Toughbook 53[pl_1764915_price] (2.7kg) both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.

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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 this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53[plb_1989792_price], or the Asus X550CA[plb_2051508_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 14" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the T420s[pl_48433_price], or the T430[pl_1534067_price] both from Lenovo or the Panasonic Toughbook 53[plb_1764915_price].

If this Panasonic notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the EliteBook 850[pl_2356712_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the EliteBook 850[pl_2421956_price] (15.6" and cheaper) both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2363535_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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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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Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Modem (RJ-11) Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic cf53, panasonic ddr3, panasonic ddr3l, panasonic cf532, panasonic cf53s, panasonic cf53sa, panasonic i54310, panasonic i53340, panasonic cf532a, panasonic i54310u, panasonic i53340m, panasonic cf532aw, panasonic cf53saw, panasonic cf532awz, panasonic cf53sawz, panasonic cf532awzy, panasonic cf53sawzy, panasonic cf532awzyb, panasonic cf53sawzyc, panasonic cf532awzy8, panasonic cf53sawzyce, panasonic cf532awzy8g, panasonic cf532awzybe, panasonic cf532awzybew7, panasonic cf532awzybew7p

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