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Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-52. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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. Some have doubts about the reliability and usability. Opinions 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. People really like the performance.

performance

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

Jan, 2020

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 really like the image quality. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the usability.

screen, design, image quality

usability

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

Jan, 2020

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

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Panasonic Toughbook 55 review: Sturdy and versatile, with long battery life Review | ZDNet

 

Despite a somewhat cramped touchpad and concerns about the keyboard's spill resistance, the 14-inch Toughbook 55 has a lot going for it, including long battery life and a range of user-configurable options.

IP53 and MIL-STD 810H rugged credentials ; Three user-accessible component bays ; Excellent battery life ; Touch-screen variant available ; Mobile broadband option

Some concerns about spill resistant keyboard ; Touchpad is too small

Nov, 2019

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
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