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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 really like the energy efficiency and screen. The design and durability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the keyboard and price. The usability and performance get mixed views.

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 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. People are impressed by the performance. The energy efficiency also gets good feedback, but there are some negative views 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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Dec, 2016

Editor's Choice!

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: (toptenreviews.com)

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.

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

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

 

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: Ben Camm-Jones (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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 (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
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Product Specifications

Camera

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

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.696
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO)

Networking

3G standards:HSPA
4G: Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No

Processor

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):17.1 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
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
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:47341 / 52229
Processor package size:37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28