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Panasonic Toughbook 53
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Panasonic Toughbook 53 4GB 320GB HDD 14" Laptop

4GB 320GB HDD 14" Sep 2012
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Enhanced Performance And Versatility From The Original Semi-rugged Laptop Manufacturer.In 1998, Panasonic created the first semi-rugged computer. Now, Panasonic introduces the latest generation,... More
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

Portable PCs built by Panasonic generally have good reviews.

802.11n WiFi Standard

The Toughbook 53 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11b WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 53.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of portable PC.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 53 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This laptop has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is the most commonly found CardBus PCMCIA slot on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

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

The Toughbook 53 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook 53 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toughbook 53 does not have a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook 53 also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Panasonic Toughbook 53 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 53 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook 53. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 53 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 1TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook 53. The average memory clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Toughbook 53 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook 53 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. The Toughbook 53 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Heavy

At 2.7 kilograms, the Toughbook 53 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook 53. The lightest laptop that has been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook 53 is 210g heavy, the heaviest is 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Only One Headphone Out Port

The Toughbook 53 is a one headphone out port portable PC.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 53

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the Toughbook 53 over four years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Toughbook 53 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-371 (7.5h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook 53 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook 53.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Toughbook 53 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook 53.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toughbook 53 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 53.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D-B (500GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Processor
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Networking
Cabling
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Ethernet Interface Type
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic cf532, panasonic cf532j, panasonic cf532jc, panasonic cf532jcz, panasonic cf532jczy, panasonic cf532jczyc, panasonic cf532jczycm
Barcodes 00885170110762, 00885170113510, 00885170113534, 00885170113558, 00885170113572, 00885170113657, 00885170113824, 00885170113848, 00885170113886, 00885170114081, 00885170114104, 00885170114128, 00885170114142, 00885170114272, 00885170114296, 00885170114371
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