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Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB May 2015
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The World's Lightest And Thinnest Semi-rugged Laptop In Its ClassThe new Toughbook 54 laptop from Panasonic uses the latest advances to create a laptop two pounds lighter and half an inch thinner... More
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Panasonic Toughbook Laptop CF 54 Hands on Review, Fetaures and Overview
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13 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Panasonic have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Panasonic also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TOUGHBOOK 54 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Media

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released one year ago have an HDD storage media. 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 11 hours, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The battery life (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 range from 2.5h to 24h.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo W550s[plb_3369680_price] (17.3h and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The TOUGHBOOK 54 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a comparable age and type to the TOUGHBOOK 54 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has one of the brightest display brightnesss (1,000 candella per square meter) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54 is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The TOUGHBOOK 54 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a touchscreen.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System Supplied

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system supplied, which is the most frequently found optional operating system supplied on laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TOUGHBOOK 54 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TOUGHBOOK 54.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TOUGHBOOK 54 the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Long Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of 18 hours, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a very long battery recharge time compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TOUGHBOOK 54 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Panasonic released the TOUGHBOOK 54.

Average Processor Frequency

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has a relatively average processor frequency (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Lenovo W550s[plb_3369680_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the TOUGHBOOK 54 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TOUGHBOOK 54.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 54 has a pretty average weight (2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost 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
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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 Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Hot-Swap Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Charging Time

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf54a2401cm, panasonic i56300, panasonic i56300u
Barcodes 00885170252295, 00885170259256

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