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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. Some have doubts about the reliability and usability. Views 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 88/100 = 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.

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 really like the image quality and design, whereas there are some less positive comments about the usability.

screen, design, image quality

usability

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

Sep, 2019

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 (laptops.co.uk)

Panasonic ToughBook CF52

 

The CF52 is a tough number to crack - and so it should be with a £1,000+ price tag.

The screen uses all the space it possible can and the keyboard is quite nice. The space bare and enter button could both be slightly bigger but once you get used to it, it isn’t bad at all. For those who are accident prone the entire keyboard area and...

It might be resistant but it is also heavy and large, not a good combination. It measures in at 356mm x 52mm x 287mm and it weighs in at a huge 3.3kg. This definitely will help build your muscles

Overall, well it does what it says on the label but its battery life doesn’t stack up, and quite frankly if you’re not near a plug socket then you won’t be using this laptop for long. It is also an extremely difficult laptop to carry around and a bit...

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

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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 : 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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