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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Panasonic is one of the leading portable PC manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 that we have checked, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toughbook CF-53 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,250 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops that have been available for more than two years have maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.38GB and 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly 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 Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.7 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L540 (2.8GHz), or the HP Probook 640 G1 (2.8GHz).

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Quite Long Battery Life

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years, the Toughbook CF-53's battery life of 15 hours is one of the longest. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo L440 (21h).

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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 are a similar age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most commonly found supported number of colours display on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-53 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5,900 RPM. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec laptops 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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 240 cd/m². With a display brightness of 800 candellas per square meter, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53's display brightness is one of the brightest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Toughbook CF-53 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 3mAh and the biggest is 30,000mAh. At 6,750 milliamperes * hour, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 2h to 12h. With a battery recharge time of only 2 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the shortest battery recharge times amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for 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 medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,600MHz. 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.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 3 kilograms, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Hard Drive
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial 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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ddr3, panasonic ddr3l, panasonic cf532, panasonic i54310, panasonic cf532a, panasonic i54310u, panasonic cf532aw, panasonic cf532awz, panasonic cf532awzy, panasonic cf532awzy8, panasonic cf532awzyb, panasonic cf532awzy8g, panasonic cf532awzybe, panasonic cf532awzybew7, panasonic cf532awzybew7p
Barcodes 00885170195202, 00885170209343, 08851701336248, 08851701710604, 08851701952028, 08851702009066, 08851702009202, 08851702049734, 08851702055124, 08851702055360, 08851702129092, 08851702131804

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