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Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and performance. The durability and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the design. There are some less positive reviews about the keyboard and size.

portability, usability, durability, performance, battery

price, touchpad, size, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic ToughBook Executive CF-F8

 

Panasonic expands its semi-rugged ToughBook range with the CF-F8.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic ToughBook CF-F8 Preview

 

Panasonic uncovered its new ToughBook CF-F8 notebook today in Tokyo. TrustedReviews was there to get a close look at the new arrival.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 review

 

Panasonic's CF-F8 is one of the lighter Toughbooks, so is it worth it?

Decent performance

Not protected enough ; Price too high for low protection level

We just can't find the protection on this laptop to be worth the price premium

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 review

 

An Intel dual-core processor and 3GB RAM fire the ruggedised, 14in Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 laptop to an impressive WorldBench 6 benchmark of 97. But you won't get to use such speed in Windows 7, as the Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 comes only with Vista...

The Panasonic CF-F8 Toughbook offers great performance in a challenging shell. If you can get used to the slightly cramped typing position, it’s a fine option for the business road warrior.

Apr, 2010

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 review

 

The Toughbook CF-F8 is a departure from Panasonic's Executive range of semi-ruggedised laptops: it's been designed to be stylish as well as tough.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8

 

Although it has its drawbacks, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8 is certainly a good choice for the disaster-prone businessperson. However, its cost ensures that only well-to-do klutzes will be able to afford this machine.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8

 

It's light, fast and very, very strong. Sasha Muller casts a loving eye over Panasonic's latest Toughbook laptop.

Panasonic's Toughbooks have always occupied a narrow niche in the laptop market. From the fully-ruggedised, stop-a-bullet likes of the CF-19, right down to the dainty but resilient business series, Toughbooks are for people who can't afford a laptop...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Toughbook F8

 

There's something deceptively fierce-looking about the Panasonic ToughBook CF-F8. This business-ruggedized laptop comes with a handle, daring you to mess with it. So when I snatch it off the Test Center workbench, I'm surprised at how light this tiny...

Solid construction, surprisingly light ; Great keyboard

Touchpad a little too tiny ; Colors get a little washed out

Semi-rugged construction and good performance make the CF-F8 a pricey - but perfect - choice for the klutzy business person.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Panasonic Toughbook F8 Review

 

On balance, the strengths of the Toughbook F8 outweigh the drawbacks. Yes, a streamlined design, better speakers, and more varied port selection would improve the machine, but those are nits considering you're getting a 14.1-inch screen, optical drive,...

Surprisingly light, Good performance, Excellent battery life, Available 3G wireless broadband, Quiet operation

Expensive, No webcam, fingerprint reader, FireWire, or multimedia keys, Cramped Shift and Enter keys, Disappointing built-in speakers, Polarizing design touches

Jan, 2009

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Panasonic Toughbook F8

 

We've always been fans of Panasonic's Toughbook line, especially its durable ultraportables. The all-new Toughbook F8 brings Intel's Centrino 2 platform to a machine that is impressively light given its 14.1-inch widescreen and integrated optical...

Jan, 2009
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:AD1883 / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5800
Battery life (max):6
Battery recharge time:6.5
Number of battery cells:1 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, White
Housing material:Plastic
Product colour:Black, White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:35.8
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.285
Discrete graphics adapter model:GS45 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / UMA
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.309

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:87
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 533 / 667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / HSDPA / IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T / LAN IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T
Networking type:10/100/1000 Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:AD1883 / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Battery Type:CF-VZSU45U
Dimensions (WxDxH):326 x 251 x 25.5
Display:LCD
Expansion slots:PC Card: 1x Type I or Type II (3.3V: 400mA, 5V: 400mA)\nSD/SDHC Memory Card: 1x\nRAM Module: 1x DDR2 200-pin SO-DIMM (1.8V / PC2-5300 / DDR2 SDRAM) / SD (SDHC)
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Memory bus:533
Modem Speed:56
Power requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / 100 - 240V, 16V / 100-240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / 100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / AC 100V-240V 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, n / Intel 5100AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3.5
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:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter output current:5
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:80

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Compatible processor series:Core 2 Duo
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8.5 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:SP9300 / SP9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SP9000 series
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:36691
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:- Microsoft Internet Explorer\n- DirectX\n- Microsoft Windows Media Player\n- Microsoft Windows Movie Maker\n- Microsoft .NET\n- Framework\n- Adobe Reader / Microsoft Internet Explorer, DirectX, Microsoft Windows Media Player, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft .NET Framework, Adobe Reader Loupe Utility, Touch Pad Utility, PC Information Viewer, PC Information Popup, WinDVD 8 (OEM Version),\nRoxio Creator LJB, Hotkey Settings, Optical Disc Drive Letter-Setting Utility, Panasonic Power Plan Extension Utility, Wireless Switch Utility, Wireless Connection Disable Utility, Bluetooth Stack for Windows by TOSHIBA, Battery Recalibration Utility, Infineon TPM Professional Package V3.5 SP1, Setup Utility, Hard Disk Data Erase Utility, PC-Diagnostic Utility
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:160
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.1 / 4.83
Depth (imperial):25.1
Height :25.1 / 4.83 / 4.85
Height (front):2.55
Height (front) (imperial):2.54
Height (rear):4.85
Height (rear) (imperial):4.83
Weight:1.48 / 1.66 / 1.68
Width:32.5 / 32.6
Width (imperial):32.5