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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The design and battery also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the keyboard and price. The usability and performance get mixed opinions.

portability, battery, design, durability, screen

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and energy efficiency are on the whole positive, but there are some critical reviews about the usability and price.

portability, energy, performance

price, usability

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

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Aug, 2015

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Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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
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Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

 

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.

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

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

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Mike Wheeler (cybershack.com)

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 (zdnet.com.au)

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

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

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 (itnews.com.au)

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 (pcauthority.com.au)

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
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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Tablet

Graphic

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

Processor

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