Four Panasonic Toughbook 52 owners reckoned that the product was well made. Expert review site Crn.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Toughbook 52 “Panasonics ToughBook notebooks are built for some of the most demanding environments”. Nine years ago Laptopmag.com scored it 4 stars and said “This well-equipped Toughbook can handle its share of abuse and is a solid performer for the price” in their review of this laptops. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “The Toughbook CF-52 is a solidly built 'semi-ruggedised' laptop with a hardened outer casing, shock-mounted hard disk” in their review of the Panasonic Toughbook 52 and scored this laptops 70 out of 100.
A number of Panasonic Toughbook 52 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Cnet.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned nine years ago “Built-in handle; doesnt skimp on connections; includes wireless broadband and 802.11n; extremely sturdy” in their Panasonic Toughbook 52 review. Cnet.com also wrote “If you need a laptop that can withstand a lot of abuse without spending a fortune on an all-out fully rugged model”. Laptopmag.com mentioned “A generous array of ports make this an excellent choice for those requiring a durable road-ready notebook” in their review.
One customer who purchased this laptops mentioned that it had a good case. Expert website Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Its semi-rugged casing can be used on building sites” in their Panasonic Toughbook 52 review.
One Panasonic Toughbook 52 reviewer thought it was good looking. expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “Beautiful Displ”.
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
The Toughbook 52 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 52 is 2 and the newest is 3.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 380MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toughbook 52 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 52.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Toughbook 52 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook 52.
Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook 52 is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Panasonic Toughbook 52 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and type.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.
SSD Storage Medium
The Toughbook 52 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. 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 medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 52.
The worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 52 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3,300GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 6.5GHz. The Panasonic Toughbook 52 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the Toughbook 52's battery capacity of 6,750 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Toughbook 52 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This Panasonic portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook 52 is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
12 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
Some Panasonic Toughbook 52 reviewers who reviewed the Panasonic Toughbook 52 concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. expert review site Cnet.com and wrote in their Panasonic Toughbook 52 review “Bulky and heavy; vulnerable optical drive; not configurable”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk eight years ago “However, this heavy system isn't the most portable” in their Panasonic Toughbook 52 review however despite that still gave the Panasonic Toughbook 52 a score of 4 stars.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Panasonic Toughbook 52 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 52 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Panasonic Toughbook 52 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 52.
Very Short Battery Life
The average battery life of portable PCs of this type and age is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,700h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Toughbook 52 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst portable PCs of this age.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Toughbook 52 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Laptops of this age and spec have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook 52.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook 52 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Panasonic Toughbook 52 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook 52 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
The average weight of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 52 is 2.1kg. At 3.4 kilograms, the Toughbook 52 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 52.
The average height of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 52 is 28mm, and the heights range from 1.8mm to 300mm. The Toughbook 52 is very thick (50.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook 52.
4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 52
Released Over Three Years Ago
This medium processor core portable PC was released over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.4 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook 52 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Panasonic Toughbook 52 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook 52 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 52.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM67 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
DVD Super Multi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Type I, Type II
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Touchpad, Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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