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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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24 Reasons For

Robust

A few Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 owners agreed that the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 was strong and durable. Expert website Pc Mag said “The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a beefy laptop with a rugged design that goes from the street to the office” in their review. Five years ago expert review site Techradar said “Fully ruggedised, semi ruggedised” in their review of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53. Expert website Cnet.com.au said “See, apart from being a "semi" rugged laptop, this thing comes with a handle on the front, forcing you to carry” in their review of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53.

Several customers who bought the product considered that it was well made. Tech2.com said “The unique feature of the CF-53 is its build quality”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com wrote “The 14-inch Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 offers solid performance and durability along with extra-long battery life” in their Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review and gave the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 a score of 4 stars. expert review site Pcpro.co.uk wrote “A refined and well-built industrial all-rounder that packs in a better feature set” and scored the product 83 out of 100.

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Panasonic Notebook PCs Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic medium processor cores notebook PCs have excellent ratings on average and across all portable PCs Panasonic is one of the top rated manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who bought it concluded that it had good features. Five years ago expert review site Pcpro.co.uk mentioned “Well-built industrial all-rounder that packs in a better feature set and higher performance than its price suggests” and gave the product a score of 83 out of 100.

Good Battery Life

One Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 thought it had a good battery life. Cnet.com.au said in their Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review on CNET.com.au “Great battery life and good performance means this laptop won't slow you down”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer considered that it was good value for money. Expert review site Tech2.com said “The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is priced at Rs.99,000 (MOP”.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 was a good design. Pc Mag and said four years ago “The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a beefy laptop with a rugged design that goes from the street to the office”.

Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 10 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53, the Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 1,000 candella per square meter, the Toughbook CF-53 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 6,750 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The battery capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 3mAh to 14,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,800mAh.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which do not have a touchscreen, the Toughbook CF-53 has a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 1.3 megapixels, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The average front camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 2.9MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of laptops of this age and type range from 2h to 11h. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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16 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 owner who reviewed this laptops considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned “The bright non-reflective screen is ideal for outdoor use and the chunky” in their review but even so gave the product a score of 4 stars.

One Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not heavy. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned four years ago “It is pretty hefty.” but despite that gave the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 a score of 80 out of 100.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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

The Toughbook CF-53 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many similar spec portable 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Toughbook CF-53 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53's maximum internal memory (64-bit) is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Heavy

The average weight of laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53. The hard drive capacitys of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Panasonic 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 a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
WWAN
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Microphone Connectivity
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Modem (RJ-11) Ports
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Port Replicator
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Modem Speed
Internal Modem
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Number of Slots
Number of Products Included
Display

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