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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 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 Laptops for all reviews. People really like the energy efficiency and screen. The design and durability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the usability and performance. Some have doubts about the keyboard and price.

portability, durability, design, screen, energy

price, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The energy efficiency also gets good opinions. The usability and price get critical opinions.

portability, energy, performance

price, usability

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

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Feb, 2016

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: 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

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: 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: 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

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

REVIEW: Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1


Convertible tablet PCs aren't to every company's taste, but in many working environments they are the perfect choice. Panasonic has a long tradition of making rugged laptops and tablets, and the ToughBook CF-C1 is the latest update of its ‘business...

is great and becoming greater as time goes on—as long as you’re not tied to Windows. Convertible tablet PCs suit those who need a physical keyboard and tablet features, but the trade-off is weight, bulk and less convenience when using a laptop in...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)


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

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:37.5