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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53
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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 Aug 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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19 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of laptops to determine an average rating for each laptop brand. On average Panasonic notebook PCs have excellent reviews from experts and owners.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-53 the on-board graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.12GB to 4GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Panasonic 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 notebook PCs of this type and age range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB. At 1.792 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic 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 laptops of this age and spec.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 10 hours, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230 (10.3h and higher rated).

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-53 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toughbook CF-53 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-53 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the brightest display brightnesss (800 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the bigger battery capacities (6,300 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and type have battery capacities of between 3mAh and 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,792 megabyte, the Toughbook CF-53 has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-53. The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this type and age is 120MB and the biggest is 2.1GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 12h. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 2 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that came out around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-53 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average memory clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-53 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-53 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-53.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 3540 is also worth considering.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa (2.1GHz), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (2.1GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toughbook CF-53 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-53.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Toughbook CF-53 has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this Panasonic portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X555LA (15.6").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
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Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board 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
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Mini VGA 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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
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
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Pre-Installed Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Active Management Technology Version
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 Management
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
RJ-11 Ports Quantity

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf53mk4, cf532alp8cm, cf532slc8cm, cf532clzybm
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