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Panasonic Toughbook W7 Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Panasonic Toughbook W7 Notebook. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and energy efficiency. The size and durability also get good opinions. The screen and performance get less positive reviews. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, durability, size, energy, battery

design, touchpad, usability, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic Toughbook W7 Notebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic ToughBook W7 review

 

Panasonic's ToughBook line consists of mobile computing workhorses. Its ultraportable model, the ToughBook W7, is, however, a quarterhorse dragging a too-heavy cart.

There are plenty of good ideas at work, here - not to mention plenty of features that make the Panasonic ToughBook W7 tough to beat outdoors. But when you hunker down and actually get to work, it may take you a little longer to get things done than...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Panasonic ToughBook W7 review

 

There are plenty of good ideas at work, here - not to mention plenty of features that make the Panasonic ToughBook W7 tough to beat outdoors. But when you hunker down and actually get to work, it may take you a little longer to get things done than...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Review: Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 notebook computer

 

A notebook for anyone who needs their kit to survive, no matter how much it's abused

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Panasonic ToughBook W7

 

Panasonic's ToughBook line consists of mobile computing workhorses. Its ultraportable model, the ToughBook W7, is, however, a quarterhorse dragging a too-heavy cart.

Can take a beating ; Integrated wireless WAN support

Measly 1024 x 768-pixel resolution ; Optical drive hinges interfere with keys

Tough enough to tackle the real world, but not enough power to tackle some computing tasks.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7

 

Can withstand a fair bit of punishment. Water resistant. Decent power for the size.

Exposed ports not the best for a rugged laptop. Not the most attractive of laptops. Odd touchpad. Vertically short keys. 802.11g/100Mb only.

The Toughbook CF-W7 isn't bad. It's designed for a specialised niche, and if you're constantly exposed to water we'd say it'd be a good choice. We'd expect more for our money though, and would otherwise be more tempted to pick up a Thinkpad for general...

Oct, 2010

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

Panasonic Toughbook W7 review: Panasonic Toughbook W7

 

Panasonic Toughbook W7

The Toughbook CF-W7 can withstand small spills and up to 200 pounds of pressure; weighs the same as a MacBook Air; WWAN options are available.

Bulky and ugly; ports and connections are not protected; ho-hum performance; dated 4:3 aspect display; circular touchpad is difficult to use.

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 manages to be lightweight and awkwardly bulky, but this rugged ultraportable offers excellent protection for business travelers who are extra rough on their systems.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7

 

The Toughbook CF-W7 isn't bad. It's designed for a specialised niche, and if you're constantly exposed to water we'd say it'd be a good choice. We'd expect more for our money though, and would otherwise be more tempted to pick up a Thinkpad for general...

Can withstand a fair bit of punishment, Water resistant, Decent power for the size

Exposed ports not the best for a rugged laptop, Not the most attractive of laptops, Odd touchpad, Vertically short keys, 802.11g/100Mb only

May, 2009

Expert review by : Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7

 

The Toughbook CF-W7 isn't bad. It's designed for a specialised niche, and if you're constantly exposed to water we'd say it'd be a good choice. We'd expect more for our money though, and would otherwise be more tempted to pick up a Thinkpad for general...

Can withstand a fair bit of punishment, Water resistant, Decent power for the size

Exposed ports not the best for a rugged laptop, Not the most attractive of laptops, Odd touchpad, Vertically short keys, 802.11g/100Mb only

The Toughbook CF-W7 isn't bad. It's designed for a specialised niche, and if you're constantly exposed to water we'd say it'd be a good choice. We'd expect more for our money though, and would otherwise be more tempted to pick up a Thinkpad for general...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Zara Baxter (pcauthority.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7, handles bumps and bruises with flair

 

Lightweight, resilient laptop with reasonable performance at a price tag that doesn't break the bank.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Zara Baxter (itnews.com.au)

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7, handles bumps and bruises with flair

 

Lightweight, resilient laptop with reasonable performance at a price tag that doesn't break the bank.

Given the $3245 price tag, we'd like perhaps a little more style, but given the overall functionality, 1.29kg weight and excellent battery life, the CF-W7 looks like a very good deal indeed.

Apr, 2009
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Product Specifications

The ultraportable Panasonic Toughbook W7 notebook, with its integrated DVD multi drive, 12.1" anti-glare LCD and weight of 3 pounds, is ideal for mobile professionals. Equipped with an ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1 GBSDRAM (expandable), 80 GB hard disk and battery life of approximately 7 hours, the W7 is as useful on an airline tray table as it is in the boardroom.

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5800
Battery life (max):7.5
Run Time (Up To):7.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21.4cm
Height:4.5cm
Weight:1.28kg
Width:27.2cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:30.7
Display Resolution:1024 x 768

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:GM965 / Intel GMA X3100
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.384

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:W7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Toughbook Executive

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, HSDPA
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:ITU V.92 / ITU V.92/HSDPA
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/a/g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.75
AC adapter output voltage:16

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.06GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing Die size:143
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.06
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:65
Processor Model:U7500
Processor Number:U7500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo U7000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: 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: No
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:29763
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, DMI Viewer, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Intel PROSet, Phoenix FirstWare Recover Pro, Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Microsoft Windows Media Player 10, Toshiba Bluetooth Stack, Hard Disk Data Erase Utility, Icon Enlarger, InterVideo WinDVD 5 (OEM), Infineon TPM Professional Package, Wireless Switch Setting Utility 3.1, Toshiba HotKey Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2.1, Intel Matrix Storage Manager, B's CLiP7, B's Recorder GOLD9 BASIC, Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 / BSMI, CE Mark, cETLus, FCC Class B, GOST, SASO, SEMKO, TCO 6.0, TUV/ISO9241-307, WEEE, CCC / IEEE 802.11bg
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Total Storage Capacity:80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.4
Height (front):2.79
Height (rear):4.83
Weight:1.39
Width:26.8