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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 500GB May 2014
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MOBILE BUSINESS EXCELLENCEThe CF-53 is equipped with a third-generation Intel Core i platform and Windows 8 Pro. Designed for all mobile professionals, including small and medium-sized business... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Portable PCs produced by Panasonic are some of the better portable PCs according to average user and expert reviews.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56V.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 11 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The shortest battery life of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 2.5h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook CF-53 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The Toughbook CF-53 is one of the narrowest medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 (only 241 millimeters) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The widths of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 28mm to 430mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-53 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Toughbook CF-53 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.7 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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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 medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 120GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the Toughbook CF-53.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-53.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (15.6" and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

8 May 2014

E' stato ideato per chi utilizza un computer portatile in ambienti "estremi" in cui non esistono prese di corrente elettrica e soprattutto dove gli urti e le cadute sono all'ordine del giorno.... Read more…

Still works after having water thrown on it, getting stomped on and being pushed off a desk
More portable than fully rugged laptop
Can choose to upgrade RAM to 4GB
Resistant to accidental spills and can survive infrequent drops and bumps
PC Card and ExpressCar 54 slots, long battery life
Keyboard could be a bit cramped for larger hands, sold with dated Internet Explorer 6
DVD burner vibrated noticeably, handle makes the notebook bulky
Basic feature set
Large and heavy
Some ports are unprotected

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic i54310, panasonic i54310u, panasonic cf532awzy8, panasonic cf532awzy8g
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