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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and screen. The design and durability also get good views. There are some less positive reviews about the keyboard and price, and there are some mixed reviews about the usability and performance.

portability, durability, design, screen, energy

price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the performance. The energy efficiency is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the usability and price.

portability, energy, performance

price, usability

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

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Aug, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (

Panasonic Toughbook C1


The lightest convertible tablet delivers durability, speed, and a display that supports pen and touch input.

The Toughbook C1 impresses with its durability, speed, and comfort. Plus, this ultra-light tablet combines pen and touch input to give workers more flexibility. While you'll have to pay a bit more to get the best endurance, overall this is a killer...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 rugged tablet PC


Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review: A tablet PC capable of withstanding hard knocks and spilt drinks

Light and strong ; Good tablet features ; Can run two hot-swappable batteries

No SSD ; Cramped keyboard ; Fingerprint reader isn't standard

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 isn't a typical tablet-convertible PC: it's for business users and field workers who want something easy to hold and capable of withstanding drops, knocks and spills.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : What Laptop (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review


Poor touchscreen and a lack of features spoil a good design

Decent performance ; Good build quality ; Spill resistant

Poor battery life ; Low graphics performance ; Unresponsive touchscreen

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 rugged tablet PC


Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review: A tablet PC capable of withstanding hard knocks and spilt drinks

Light and strong ; Good tablet features ; Can run two hot-swappable batteries

No SSD ; Cramped keyboard ; Fingerprint reader isn't standard

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 review


The Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is an ultraportable laptop/convertible tablet PC capable of withstanding hard knocks and spilt drinks.

If rugged is what you need, then this is the business – but be prepared to pay the higher price. However, if you need something super slim, or that'll forgive you for being a poor typist, then avoid the ToughBook. As an alternative, you can also use...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Wheeler (

Panasonic CF-C1 Toughbook


When reviewing the Panasonic Toughbook notebook range, you have to constantly remind yourself that the way it's designed is purposeful. If you didn't, you'd get caught up in the aesthetics of the device, which wouldn't bode well for the latop – words...

Tough, does the job that is it is designed for

Battery life, pricey

Overall, it’s not a bad little unit. Nothing to shout about, but it will find its uses amongst those who don’t want to have to treat their laptop like fine piece of china

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1


If your work environment would kill a regular tablet, Panasonic's CF-C1 could be just the ticket, and a surprisingly light ticket at that. It will, however, leave your wallet feeling similarly light.

Extremely lightweight for such a large tablet ; Rugged spill and drop-resistant design ; Display screen viewable even in bright sunlight ; Good performance

Battery life is average ; Circular scroll wheel works poorly ; Commands a premium price

The Toughbook CF-C1 delivers a very solid business package at a rather exceptional price. We say exceptional not in that it's a bargain, but simply that many businesses will baulk at the asking price of AU$3299. If you work in environments that aren't...

Apr, 2011

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Panasonic - Toughbook CF-C1


Computer fashions are fickle, like clothing. Remember when owning a PDA was the height of cool, followed by mini-notebooks and netbooks? Now suddenly we're in the age of the tablet, when you're no-one if you don't ...

It's very pricey, but the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is the ideal mobile PC companion for those who need its specialised features - balancing ruggedness with lightness and offering the advantages of both notebooks and tablet PCs with near-continuous...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : John Gillooly (

Review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1


Ultra-durable laptop/tablet hybrid reviewed.

Convertible tablets are a niche category, but for in-the-field businesses that require their unique tablet abilities, Panasonic has produced an accomplished example. It's by no means cheap, but with the usual Toughbook build quality accompanied by...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : John Gillooly (

Panasonic's ultra-durable laptop/tablet hybrid reviewed: the Toughbook CF-C1


With ultraportable weight, plenty of power and some splendid on-the-road features, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is worth the high price. Read our review.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:MIDI, WAV
Audio system:HD / HDA / Intel HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2


Battery Capacity:3000 / 6000
Battery life (max):12 / 12.5 / 5 / 6
Battery performance:3000 / 6000
Battery recharge time:2.5 / 3 / 3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.4


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black, Grey, White / Black, Silver / Black, Silver, White / Silver / White
Form Factor:Convertible (Swivel)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:65
Battery life with optional 2nd battery:12


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel 4500MHD / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000


Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:UK English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83 / 84
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of hot keys:83
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA / HSPA+
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:3G
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, 3G
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:30 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Intel HD
Battery recharge time (off):2.5
Battery recharge time (on):3 / 4
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics:HD Graphics 3000 / UMA
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 3000 / UMA
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot-swap: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Modem Speed:56
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V AC, 16V DC, 5A / 100-240V / AC 100 - 240 V, DC 16 V, 5 A
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Weight:3.25 / 3.28 / 3.73
Weight (imperial):3.28
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N / No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N / No
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:65
Battery life with optional 2nd battery:12


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel QM57 Express / Intel QM67 Express / Intel QS67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel QM57 Express / Intel QM67 Express / Intel QS67 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-2520M / I5-520M
Processor boost frequency:2.93 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2520M / I5-520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:47341 / 52229
Processor code:SR048
Processor package size:37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.27 / 8.58 / 8.9
Depth (imperial):8.5 / 8.9
Dimensions (W x D x H):11.8 x 8.9 x 1.2
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):11.8 x 8.9 x 1.2
Height (front):0.921 / 1.18 / 1.2 / 1.22
Height (front) (imperial):1.2
Height (rear):1.34 / 1.52 / 1.69 / 1.7 / 1.74
Height (rear) (imperial):1.7
Weight:2.95 / 3.17 / 3.2 / 3.26 / 3.28 / 3.31 / 3.73
Width:11.1 / 11.8
Width (imperial):11.8 / 11.9