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Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-53. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and reliability. The durability and battery also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the design, and some have doubts about the price and size.

performance, battery, durability, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

Jul, 2015

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
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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: (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

Recommended!

Expert review by: David Bayon (alphr.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

 

Panasonic's 14in CF-53 is the archetypal Toughbook, partnering power with a rough-and-tumble physique

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

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: phungus (epinions.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 Review

 

I work for a city government and we ordered several of the Panasonic CF-53 Toughbook computers for use with the water department to be used for wireless meter readers. We needed a ruggedized notebook but not the fully rugged model since it won't ...

Nice multimedia performance, not too heavy

Why skimp on RAM when it's so cheap these days

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 VPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 VPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable / Tablet

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:IBM / Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM67 / QM77 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2520M / I5-3320M / I5-3340M / I5-4310U
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