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Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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The business rugged CF-AX3 flip-over convertible 2-in-1 UltrabookTM offers new levels of working freedom for business users making it ideal for mobile sales workforce, merchandisers and... More
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Panasonic Has Excellent Laptop Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 1.5GB. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 has a very big on-board graphics adapter memory (1.792 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-AX3.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toughbook CF-AX3 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-AX3 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-AX3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Toughbook CF-AX3 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-AX3 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-AX3 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-AX3 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Panasonic 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 amongst all similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-AX3.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-AX3 is 3.7h and the longest is 19h. At 12 hours, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-AX3.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£516.00) (SSD).

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-AX3, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-AX3 that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter memory of, the Toughbook CF-AX3's on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,792 megabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 510MB, the biggest is 1.8GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Light

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-AX3 the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg. At only 1.1 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-AX3 is quite light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-AX3.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Asus T100TA (1.1kg).

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Narrow

At only 288 millimeters, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-AX3. The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-AX3 range from 32mm to 390mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-AX3.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-AX3 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The Toughbook CF-AX3 has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most laptops of this age and spec have a Windows 8 recovery operating system.

A Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system is actually the worst recovery operating system across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-AX3.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best recovery operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

At 4 hours, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-AX3. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-AX3 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 31h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Toughbook CF-AX3 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Toughbook CF-AX3 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-AX3.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Panasonic Toughbook 19 (£3,045.08) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-AX3 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-AX3.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (2GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard 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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Orientation Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 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 ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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 Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic cfax3, panasonic i54300, panasonic cfax3e, panasonic cfax3ed, panasonic i54300u, panasonic cfax3edw, panasonic cfax3edwz, panasonic cfax3edwzb, panasonic cfax3edwzbe

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2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
£ 1,451.00
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
50% Bigger Internal Memory
50% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Inspiron 13 vs Toughbook CF-AX3

DELL Inspiron 13 vs Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
DELL Inspiron 13
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
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1,600MHz Faster Memory Clock Speed
5,400 RPM Faster Hard Drive Speed
Vastly Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
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Spectre x360 vs Toughbook CF-AX3

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6"
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A Lot Bigger Total Storage Capacity
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
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