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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic laptops and also specifically for Panasonic medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Panasonic had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 the maximum graphics adapter memorys range from 0.12GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

If this Panasonic portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The Toughbook CF-53 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 11 hours, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 11h battery life portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Toughbook CF-53 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Toughbook CF-53 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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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 comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53, the Toughbook CF-53's display brightness of 800 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Toughbook CF-53 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a touchscreen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery capacitys of between 3mAh and 14,000mAh. At 6,750 milliamperes * hour, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 11h.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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 notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is fairly heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The lightest notebook PC of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Optional Operating System Supplied

The Toughbook CF-53 has a Windows 7 Professional optional operating system supplied which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a Windows 8 optional operating system supplied.

A Windows 7 Professional optional operating system supplied is actually the worst optional operating system amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

A Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system supplied is the best optional operating system amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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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 this age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly average display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable 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
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Disc Types Supported
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G LTE
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Microphone Connectivity
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Line-in
Modem (RJ-11) Ports
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Pre-Installed Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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 Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Mouse Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Infrared Data Port
Number of Products Included
Charging Time
RJ-11 Ports Quantity

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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