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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-53. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and reliability. The battery and durability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the price and size. Opinions are divided on the design.

performance, durability, battery, reliability, usability

portability, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Toughbook CF53 I5-3340M 2.60G 4 GB 500 GB DVDRW 14-Inch Windows 7 USB 2.0 Bluetooth

May, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

 

When you leave the comforts of the office for the rougher environs of the street or the great outdoors, you don't want your laptop to fail you when the ride gets bumpy or when things get messy. For anyone that works from their car or out in the field,...

Rugged construction protects against shock, vibration, moisture, and dirt. Solid performance. All-day battery life

Operating system is slightly behind the curve. Rugged design is big and heavy

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a beefy laptop with a rugged design that goes from the street to the office and out to the field without breaking a sweat.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 Review

 

Toughbooks are known for their built-to-last quality and based on the target audience, Panasonic has released three different versions of these Toughbooks, namely business-rugged, semi-rugged and full-rugged. The CF-53 model is part of their...

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is priced at Rs.99,000 (MOP). It’s a fairly spec’d laptop, but the unique feature of the CF-53 is its build quality. If you’ll simply go for performance, a Rs.45,000 laptop will perform similarly, but as mentioned earlier,...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 Review - Tech2

 

Toughbooks are known for their built-to-last quality and based on the target audience, Panasonic has released three ...

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is priced at Rs.99,000 (MOP). It’s a fairly spec’d laptop, but the unique feature of the CF-53 is its build quality. If you’ll simply go for performance, a Rs.45,000 laptop will perform similarly, but as mentioned earlier,...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: What Laptop (techradar.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review

 

The undisputed champion of rugged laptops

Good performance ; Excellent build quality ; Connections ; Battery life

Quite heavy

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

 

Panasonic continues its successful rugged Toughbook range with the semi-rugged CF-53. Great battery life and good performance means this laptop won't slow you down, and the mixture of old and legacy ports means it should be ready for all sorts of harsh...

Great battery life ; New and legacy ports for all businesses ; Good performance ; WWAN module

Quite bulky ; Protective flaps for the ports can be annoying

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

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Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Panasonic CF-53 Toughbook 14in rugged laptop

 

Review Skinny Ultrabooks may be getting all the press at the moment but what it you want a laptop that will withstand the knocks, drops and tribulations of use on the road and in the great outdoors rather than the board-room? Panasonic's semi-rugged...

Built like Hadrian’s Wall and likely to last just as long, the Panasonic CF-53 Toughbook is perfect for anyone who wants a laptop for use beyond the office and domestic bliss. The bright non-reflective screen is ideal for outdoor use and the chunky...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

 

Great battery life ; New and legacy ports for all businesses ; Good performance ; WWAN module

Quite bulky ; Protective flaps for the ports can be annoying

Panasonic continues its successful rugged Toughbook range with the semi-rugged CF-53. Great battery life and good performance means this laptop won't slow you down, and the mixture of old and legacy ports means it should be ready for all sorts of harsh...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 ,Price in india, Features

 

Toughbooks are tough on the outside and the inside. The Toughbooks come in only for the target customers who have bent towards quality and at the same time require a mobile device for work basis.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 review

 

A refined and well-built industrial all-rounder that packs in a better feature set and higher performance than its price suggests

Other options include a webcam, a 3G modem and both a fingerprint and smart card reader, all of which could quickly push the price much higher than its current £1,421 inc VAT. However, as a laptop for specialist roles, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53...

Oct, 2011
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.792
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE / WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Palm vein scanner: Yes
Password protection: Yes