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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
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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
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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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11 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Panasonic portable PCs have an average rating of 94 out of 100, which is in the top 6% of all notebook PC brands that we have assessed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum graphics adapter memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.9GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-53 that we have checked, the Toughbook CF-53's battery life of 15 hours is one of the longest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable spec and age to 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 6,750 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53. The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 3,700mAh.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 is 2h, the longest is 12h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.3h. At only 2 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have a front camera, however the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toughbook CF-53 does not 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this type and age 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

Across all the portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Toughbook CF-53 is fairly heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Line-in
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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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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