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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 are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, and many are less positive about the screen and performance.

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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