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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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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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Panasonic Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all notebook PCs.

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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 range from 0.12GB to 2.1GB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53, the Toughbook CF-53's on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 range from 0.001GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory capacity (1.792 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 15 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has a very long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53. The shortest battery life of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2.5h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h.

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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 most similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Panasonic portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed the display brightness of, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53's display brightness of 850 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger battery capacities (6,750 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Toughbook CF-53 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,792 megabyte, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 have on-board graphics adapter memory of between 120MB and 2.1GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53 the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 380MB to 5.9GB. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory (1,792 megabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite short battery recharge time (only 2 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53. The shortest battery recharge time of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2h and the longest is 11h.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago. 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 also be worth considering include the Lenovo T420s (SSD).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-53 is 15".

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba L55T (6GB).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Heavy

The Toughbook CF-53 is one of the heavier medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years (2.6 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-53 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Panasonic 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 Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable 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 has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240 (2.1GHz), or the DELL XPS 13 (2.1GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

Design
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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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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)
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PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Mini VGA Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) 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
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Optional Operating System
Pre-Installed Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
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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
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Battery
Power
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Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format
RJ-11 Port

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 cf532, panasonic cf532s, panasonic cf532a, panasonic cf532sw, panasonic cf532aw, panasonic cf532swz, panasonic cf532awz, panasonic cf532awzy, panasonic cf532swzy, panasonic cf532awzyc, panasonic cf532swzyc, panasonic cf532awzyb, panasonic cf532swzyce, panasonic cf532awzybe, panasonic cf532awzyce
Barcodes 00623272351825, 00885170210288, 00885170210431, 00885170210448, 00885170210455, 00885170210462, 00885170210479, 00885170210486, 00885170210547, 00885170210554, 00885170210585, 00885170210684, 00885170211278, 00885170211339, 00885170211377, 00885170211407, 00885170211421, 00885170211513, 00885170211636, 00885170211650, 00885170211674, 00885170211759, 00885170225732, 00885170225794, 00885170228603, 00885170228610, 00885170228627, 08851702061996, 08851702102408, 08851702102576

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