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Panasonic Toughbook 51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 51. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The design and durability are also mentioned favorably. The price and reliability get less positive opinions, and reviews are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic Toughbook 51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook 51 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The portability also gets good opinions. The performance and reliability get negative opinions. Reviews are divided on the design.

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screen, reliability, performance

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Toughbook 51 - Pentium M 760 2 GHz - 15" TFT ( CF-51JFVECBM )Panasonic Toughbook 51 - Pentium M 760 2 GHz - 15" TFT ( CF-51JFVECBM )

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Panasonic Toughbook 51 [Bottom-line: Toughness comes at a price]


Co-Published with Laptop Magazine : Solutions for business and life. Panasonic, the company that mainstreamed rugged notebook designs, has done [...]

Rugged design ; Great performance and battery life ; Three-year warranty

Expensive ; Wi-Fi radio uses an hour of battery life

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Panasonic ToughBook CF-51 - Semi-Rugged Notebook


If you're looking for a notebook that can withstand the trials of life, the ToughBook CF-51 might fit the bill.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : staff (

Panasonic Toughbook CF-51 review


A semi-ruggedised laptop for the corporate user

Tough exterior ; Good 3DMark score

No ability to write to DVD ; Not much multimedia ability

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-51 is one of the toughest laptops available

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : David Braue (

First Take: Panasonic Toughbook CF-51


You can't hose it off like its predecessors, but Panasonic's Toughbook CF-51 has been built strong enough to take more than its share of punishment.

Apr, 2006

Consumer review (

4 stars


4 stars

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

This powerful desktop alternative gives you the flexibility to work wherever you need to, whether in the office or in the field. The shock-mounted hard drive, full magnesium alloy casing, and spill-resistant keyboard and touchpad defends your data against the bumps of mobility. The 15.4-inch widescreen display is perfect for increased productivity and better group presentations. Work anywhere. Risk nothing.


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Audio system full duplex: No
Built-in Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:11600 / 4200 / 4500 / 5600 / 7800 / 8100
Battery life (max):12.5 / 13.5 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9
Battery performance:11600 / 4200 / 4500 / 5600 / 7800 / 8100
Battery recharge time:2.5 / 3.5 / 4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.65 / 10.8 / 7.2
Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/4hour(s)/7hour(s)/8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB


Auto focus: Yes
Front camera:N
Rear camera:N


Certification:MIL-STD-810G\nMIL-STD-461F \nIP65
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance:No / Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Swivel)
Product color:Black, Silver
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):6000:1
Display brightness:1200
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 12.1 / 13.1 / 15.4
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 800
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Dual-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in/15.4in/15in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm/38.1cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 800/1600 x 1200/1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display:No/Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6570M / AMD Radeon HD 6750M / GS45 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.428 / 1.557
Maximum Resolution:1280 x 1024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


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

Input Device

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


Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 83 / 87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/400MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. 0 / HSDPA/CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / HSDPA/CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


3G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Data network:4G
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, 3G / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, 4G / Gigabit LAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
SIM card support:No / Yes
Type:Network adapter/None
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / No
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80 / 8 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:30 - 80 / 8 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):30 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:30 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / 5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / No

Optical Storage


OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio
Battery recharge time (off):2 / 3.5
Battery recharge time (on):2.5
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 11.3 x 2
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics:HD Graphics 3000
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 3000
Graphics adapter family:ATI, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: No
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Modem Speed:56
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 -240 VAC / 100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / AC 100V-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:LEAP, WPA, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, WEP 128/63-bit, AES
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: No


GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Clock Speed:1.7GHz/2.26GHz/2.26GHz / 2.4GHz/2.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 25 / 26 / 8.5
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Motherboard manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:I3-2310M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / P8400
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.26 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / P8400
Processor Number:735/P8400/P8400 / P8600/P8600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 479 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 105
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium M

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:35569 / 50072 / 52220 / 52229
Processor code:SL3BU / SR046 / SR048 / SR04S
Processor package size:31 / 35 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB/4GB


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User
Security management:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit/64-bit WEP, AES
Security management description:LEAP, WPA, 802.1x, EAP-TLS, EAP-FAST, PEAP, CKIP, TKIP, 128-bit/64-bit WEP, AES
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Reader, WinDVD (OEM Version), B’s Recorder GOLD9 BASIC, B’s CLiP 7, PC Diagnostic Utility / Panasonic Utilities, Recovery Partition
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 160 / 256 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology/Intel vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader/Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader


External video modes non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate:1280 x 1024

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB/64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 9600/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650/ATI Radeon HD 3650/Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.5 / 11.9 / 8.27 / 8.5
Depth (imperial):11.5 / 8.3 / 8.5
Height:1.89 / 2.9
Height (front):0.921
Height (front) (imperial):0.9
Height (imperial):1.9 / 2.9
Height (rear):1.52
Height (rear) (imperial):1.5
Weight:2.95 / 5.09 / 7.5 / 7.89 / 8.2
Width:10.7 / 11.1 / 11.9
Width (imperial):10.7 / 11.1 / 11.9