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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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4 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of portable PCs to determine an average rating for each laptop manufacturer. On average portable PCs manufactured by Panasonic have excellent ratings from owners and experts.

802.11n WiFi Standard

The Toughbook 53 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most laptops that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. This Panasonic laptop also have an 802.11a and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook 53 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most of the laptops that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this Panasonic notebook PC has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This notebook PC has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is the most frequently found CardBus PCMCIA slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The Panasonic Toughbook 53 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toughbook 53 does not have a front camera, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook 53 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 53 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Toughbook 53 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 53 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook 53 range from 320GB to 1TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 53 range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook 53 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the weights range from 210g to 4.5kg. The Panasonic Toughbook 53 is one of the heavier laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 53 (2.7 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 2.1+EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only One Headphone Out Port

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and three headphone out ports, including the Panasonic Toughbook 53 which has one headphone out port.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 53

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Toughbook 53 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook 53.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_2964527_price] (7.5h).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook 53 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Toughbook 53 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 53.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 15-g094sa[plb_2964471_price] (15").

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age. 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

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Toughbook 53 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 53.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Manufacturer
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Infrared Data Port
Display
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic cf532, panasonic cf532j, panasonic cf532jc, panasonic cf532jcz, panasonic cf532jczy, panasonic cf532jczyn, panasonic cf532jczynm
Barcodes 00885170110762, 00885170113510, 00885170113534, 00885170113558, 00885170113572, 00885170113657, 00885170113824, 00885170113848, 00885170113886, 00885170114081, 00885170114104, 00885170114128, 00885170114142, 00885170114272, 00885170114296, 00885170114371
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