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Panasonic CF-53JJCA21M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and reliability. The portability and build quality are also mentioned favorably. The touchpad and glare get negative views. Views are divided on the keyboard.

usability, build quality, portability, reliability, battery

value for money, screen, glare, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Panasonic CF-53JJCA21M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 35 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Panasonic CF-53JJCA21M


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic CF-53JJCA21M from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

performance, battery

value for money

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Toughbook CF-F9KWHZZ1M 14.1" Notebook - Core i5 i5-520M 2.40 GHz 1440 x 900 WXGA+ Display - 2 GB RAM - Bluetooth - Windows 7 Professional - Panasonic Toughbook CF-53AAGZX1M 14" LED Notebook - Core i5i5-2520M 2.50 GHz - Magnesium Alloy Toughbook CF-53AAGZX1M 14" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-25Panasonic Port Replicator

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9


Durability and nearly 10 hours of battery life make the Panasonic Toughbook S9 a solid choice for the most demanding road warriors.

The Panasonic Toughbook S9 offers plenty for business users who demand a design that's light but also highly durable. Despite its light 3-pound weight, this 12-inch machine sports an optical drive plus and is rugged enough to shrug off the rare drop or...

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31


An update to Panasonic's fully rugged notebook features strong performance protected by a stronger case.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 may look like the lunchbox from hell, but its hard metallic case does an excellent job of protecting its contents from all comers. $3,799 is a lot of money to drop on a fully rugged notebook, but the price typically...


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Panasonic ToughBook S9


This business-rugged ultraportable has all the trademark ToughBook durability without sacrificing portability, but the high price (and relatively light performance) make it strictly a tool for executive road warriors.

Spill-resistant deck; chassis is light yet durable; military drop rating; long battery life; supports Gobi 3G broadband; top-loading optical drive

Hefty price; limited performance, considering cost; poor audio; condensed keyboard

We tested the Panasonic ToughBook S9 more thoroughly than just about any other business ultraportable, largely because of its tall and impressive durability claims. The ToughBook S9's light weight, included optical drive, and proven durability justify...

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-S9 - A Very Tough Book


Panasonic's Toughbook range of notebooks are well known for their ability to stay functioning even under the most rugged conditions, but can they deliver the performance required for day to day business tasks? We let you in on our findings with the new...

LightweightPortableGood Performance

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Toughbook 31 has the brains to go with the brawn


The GCN Lab kicks the tires on the new Panasonic Toughbook 31 and finds a fully rugged laptop PC with the power of a good desktop.

Extremely good performance, fully mil-spec rugged

USB port still too recessed for use with some peripherals


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Toughbook 31


The Panasonic Toughbook 31 is a great off-the-shelf product to look into when you need a rugged notebook, especially if you don't necessarily need all of the individual customization options a smaller manufacturer may specialize in. However, it is...

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 comes with a touchscreen display

There are a limited number of options for applications directly from the website

This product has a lot of configurations but not many customization options.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 review


A highly rugged travel companion with excellent features, but flawed usability

Solid build quality ; Decent performance ; Battery life ; Touchscreen controls

Frustrating touchpad ; No optical drive ; Graphics performance

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Panasonic ToughBook CF-H1 Mobile Clinical Assistant


Panasonic applies its ToughBook know-how to the medical arena and comes up trumps.

It's the 10.4in screen that dominates the CF-H1 - with standard 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1,024 x 768. Of course this is a touch screen panel, but it can also be used with a digitiser pen, which ships in the box. The screen itself is very...

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Review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-31


Panasonic's Toughbook series includes laptop models pitched from 'business rugged' to outright military-spec 'fully rugged' - it's the latter we brought in for review, in the form of the Toughbook CF-31.

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Panasonic - Toughbook CF-F9


When the going gets tough, the professional businessman gets a Panasonic Toughbook laptop. And by doing so, he'll ensure that none of his precious data is likely to be damaged in transit, that battery life can ...

The Toughbook CF-F9 has definitely made significant improvements in ruggedness, CPU performance, battery life and connectivity over its predecessor = though some may find the hefty price tag off-putting in the face of less rugged rivals. For those who...


Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:4:3
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:XGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino vPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino vPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable / Windows Vista Business
Type:Portable / Tablet


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 500 / GMA X4500 / HD Graphics 4000 / INTEL HD GPU / RADEON HD7750M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM57 / QM77 / Unknown
Processor:ATOM / CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3340M / I5-3380M / I5-520M / Z540