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Panasonic Toughbook W8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook W8. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas opinions are divided on the touchpad. Many are critical about the screen and price.

durability, portability, performance, usability, battery

price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Panasonic Toughbook W8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook W8 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The battery and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the screen.

usability, keyboard, battery, portability, performance


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 12.1-Inch LaptopPanasonic Toughbook W8 12.1-Inch Laptop

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (

Review Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 Notebook


Business Ruggedized. Panasonic wants to collect points from their

Robust magnesium alloy; Low total weight; Good application performance; Long warranty of 3 years; Long battery life; Integrated optical drive; Comprehensive communication configuration

High price; Fairly dark screen

Business notebooks that comply with the "business-rugged" standard in a 12.1 size. The Latitude E6400 XFR, which we were allowed to put to a brief test, even complies with the "full-rugged" standard, but is also more expensive.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Panasonic Toughbook F8


There's something deceptively fierce-looking about the Panasonic ToughBook CF-F8. This business-ruggedized laptop comes with a handle, daring you to mess with it. So when I snatch it off the Test Center workbench, I'm surprised at how light this tiny...

Solid construction, surprisingly light ; Great keyboard

Touchpad a little too tiny ; Colors get a little washed out

Semi-rugged construction and good performance make the CF-F8 a pricey - but perfect - choice for the klutzy business person.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (

Panasonic Toughbook F8


The business-rugged Toughbook F8 delivers more power, outstanding battery life, a 14.1-inch screen, and an onboard optical drive in a 3.7-pound package. But it will cost you.

On balance, the strengths of the Toughbook F8 outweigh the drawbacks. Yes, a streamlined design, better speakers, and more varied port selection would improve the machine, but those are nits considering you're getting a 14.1-inch screen, optical drive,...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: mandyywl ( )

Panasonic Toughbook W8 review


Panasonic Toughbook W8 is popular for its lightness and delicateness, which wins girls' favor. Now, let us have a brief review of it: Platform Technology: Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology Size: Width 10.7 in, Depth 8.4 in, Height 1.9 in ,Weight...

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Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (

Review: Panasonic Toughbook F8 business-rugged laptop


Laptops get used and abused just like any other tool. Every manufacturer has had to cope with this fact and some of gotten more extreme than others, including releasing fully-ruggedized notebooks that can take serious punishment. Panasonic's Toughbook...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Aloysius Low & Andy Sim (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 -


If the Toughbook name doesn't ring any bells with you, then perhaps it's time to get acquainted with the latest business-rugged model from Panasonic, the Toughbook CF-F8.

Expert review by: Adam Weinberg (

Panasonic Toughbook F8


As men, we want things that are durable and strong because we're rough. See if the Panasonic Toughbook F8 is tough enough for you.

Introduced in September of this year (2008), the Panasonic Toughbook F8 represents several firsts for the line that has been known since its inception as the durable road warrior of the laptop world. This is the first Panasonic Toughbook ultralight...

Expert review by: Matt Egan (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 review


An Intel dual-core processor and 3GB RAM fire the ruggedised, 14in Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 laptop to an impressive WorldBench 6 benchmark of 97. But you won't get to use such speed in Windows 7, as the Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 comes only with Vista...

The Panasonic CF-F8 Toughbook offers great performance in a challenging shell. If you can get used to the slightly cramped typing position, it’s a fine option for the business road warrior.

Apr, 2010


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Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 review


The Toughbook CF-F8 is a departure from Panasonic's Executive range of semi-ruggedised laptops: it's been designed to be stylish as well as tough.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

Panasonic ToughBook Executive CF-W8 Preview Review - Notebook Reviews


Panasonic rolls out Centrino 2 technology into its thin and light ToughBook line.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The ultra-portable Toughbook W8 with a 7 hour battery life is designed for the high-output demands of today's mobile professionals. Rugged features, such as a shock-mounted spacious hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard, ensure maximum durability and industry-leading reliability. Run software applications with the powerful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, or create multimedia discs on the DVD multi-drive.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)/7hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:12.1in/14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display:No/Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Country Kits:North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Toughbook/Panasonic Toughbook Executive

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/2.26GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SP9300/SU9300
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:3GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook/Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/SmartCard reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD