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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Aug 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
In 1998, Panasonic created the first semi-rugged computer. Now, Panasonic introduces the latest generation, the Panasonic Toughbook 53. With a 14" HD LED display, WIndows 7, 4th gen Intel Core i5... More
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12 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Laptops from Panasonic have an average rating of 80 out of 100, which is in the top 37% of all notebook PC manufacturers that we have looked at.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.001GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.5h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of 15 hours, the Toughbook CF-53's battery life is one of the longest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 laptops of this type and age. This laptop 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 across all similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toughbook CF-53 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and spec.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Toughbook CF-53 has a very big battery capacity (6,750 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1,792 megabyte, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 380MB and the biggest is 5.9GB.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have battery recharge times of between 2h and 11h. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have a front camera, however the Toughbook CF-53 does not have a front camera.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 10" to 18". The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toughbook CF-53 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec portable PC that has been around for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Toughbook CF-53 which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
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 Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 152431-18, cf532aqbacm, cf532jqzycm
Barcodes 00885170211100, 00885170225596, 08851702102958, 08851702110946, 08851702111004, 08851702255890, 08851702255968, 08851702256026, 08851702257566, 08851702258556, 08851702258624

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