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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and build quality. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the keyboard and battery.

portability, design, durability, screen

value for money, battery, 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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Consumer review by: review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on


value for money

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

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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...

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Panasonic Toughbook C1


Though priced quite high, Panasonic Toughbook C1 is rugged and has great specs that will give all users – particularly those working in the field – a great, highly functional tablet PC. However, many consumers won't need its high level of durability...

As a rugged unit, this tablet PC is extremely durable but still sleek and aesthetically pleasing

It has a high sticker price and the battery life isn't very long

It's very durable but not the best fit for mainstream consumers.


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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

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 rugged tablet PC


The 12.1in, semi-rugged Toughbook CF-C1 is designed to withstand vibration, drops (up to 76cm) and accidental spills. It doesn't look pretty, nor does...

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.

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.


Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen:2-Point Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM57 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-520M