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Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-52. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The screen and design also get good reviews, but there are some negative views about the reliability and usability. Reviews are divided on the price.

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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 CF-52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance.

performance

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

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The design also gets good feedback. Many are negative about the usability.

screen, design, image quality

usability

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

Sep, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Toughbook 55

 

Panasonic's Toughbook 55 isn't full-on armored, but among "true" rugged laptops, it's the easiest to customize and one of the best-equipped.

Super-bright display, suited for outdoors use. Relatively thin and light for a rugged laptop. Components are easy to swap out. Built-in stylus holder. Long battery life.

A step down in ruggedization from other Toughbooks. Swap-in modules may be pricey.

Bottom Line: Panasonic's Toughbook 55 isn't full-on armored, but among "true" rugged laptops, it's the easiest to customize and one of the best-equipped.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 packs impressive battery life and media friendly features into its super-protective shell.

Outstanding battery life. Tough-as-nails exterior. Briefcase handle. Port covers lining all sides. Latch-removable hard drive and optical drive.

Optional features can price many consumers out.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

Built-in handle; doesn't skimp on connections; includes wireless broadband and 802.11n; extremely sturdy.

Bulky and heavy; vulnerable optical drive; not configurable.

If you need a laptop that can withstand a lot of abuse without spending a fortune on an all-out fully rugged model, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 offers ample peace of mind plus the latest Centrino Duo components.

Aug, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tom Brant (computershopper.com)

Panasonic Toughbook 55

 

Super-bright display, suited for outdoors use. Relatively thin and light for a rugged laptop. Components are easy to swap out. Built-in stylus holder. Long battery life.

A step down in ruggedization from other Toughbooks. Swap-in modules may be pricey.

Panasonic's Toughbook 55 isn't full-on armored, but among "true" rugged laptops, it's the easiest to customize and one of the best-equipped.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

A semi-rugged notebook for the semi-rugged individual.

Resistant to accidental spills and can survive infrequent drops and bumps, PC Card and ExpressCard/54 slots, long battery life

DVD burner vibrated noticeably, handle makes the notebook bulky

For demanding users who tend to miss their mouth while they sip, or for anyone who is always using their notebook on the road, the semi-rugged Toughbook CF-52 is a worthy proposition. But it won't withstand everything you throw at it.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic ToughBook CF-52 Semi-Rugged Notebook

 

Does Panasonic's first widescreen ToughBook live up to the standards it has set itself? Andy finds out.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Gabe Carey (techradar.com)

Panasonic Toughbook 33 review

 

The first fully rugged 2-in-1 laptop is here

Anti-reflective QHD screen ; Nails the hybrid form factor ; VDA adapter cuts costs ; Windows 7 option

Second-rate trackpad ; No USB-C ports

The Toughbook 33 isn’t thin, light or stylish, but it does introduce the 2-in-1 category to mobile workforce users whose unpredictable workplace environments demand a fully rugged design on a device that’s forward thinking, but simultaneously backwards...

May, 2017

Expert review by : . (techradar.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 review

 

A reassuringly well-built laptop that is suited to outdoor business use

Robust design ; Decent performance ; Good battery life

Basic feature set

Sturdy but not completely safeguarded in all conditions, this is nevertheless a well-built laptop

Jul, 2008

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

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

A semi-rugged notebook for the semi-rugged individual.

Resistant to accidental spills and can survive infrequent drops and bumps, PC Card and ExpressCard/54 slots, long battery life

DVD burner vibrated noticeably, handle makes the notebook bulky

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

Built-in handle; doesn't skimp on connections; includes wireless broadband and 802.11n; extremely sturdy.

Bulky and heavy; vulnerable optical drive; not configurable.

If you need a laptop that can withstand a lot of abuse without spending a fortune on an all-out fully rugged model, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 offers ample peace of mind plus the latest Centrino Duo components.

Aug, 2007
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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 Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)/7hour(s)/9.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2in/11.3in
Height:1.9in/2in
Weight:6.8lbs/7.3lbs/7.5lbs
Width:14in

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:52
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Toughbook

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11n/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
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/802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-RW / DVD-RAM

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I5-540M/P8400/P8600/T7100/T7300
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core i5

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology/Intel Centrino Duo/Intel vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader / Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650/ATI Radeon HD 3650/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X3100

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