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Panasonic CF-W5
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Panasonic CF-W5

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Review: Panasonic CF-W5 Toughbook

6 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Panasonic’s Toughbook line has long been hyped as a sleek and sophisticated alternative laptop for the accident-prone. But durability (which meets the MIL-STD 810F drop test spec) comes at a price: Toughbooks are neither powerful (1.2GHz Core Solo processor and 512MB of RAM), nor cheap.
  • Pros: Responsive, Verizon-powered wireless access. Exceptional battery life is near the best in its weight class.
  • Cons: Despite military certification, still feels flimsy; we had to bust out a screwdriver to realign a misattached panel on the laptop’s underside. Underpowered, with bare-minimum specs and unacceptably low RAM. Circular touchpad is awkward, compounded by odd, tiny buttons. Average brightness display ...
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
23 December 2006
  • Summary: Although the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5 is not the most stylish or powerful machine, it does offer some good battery life and should take a few knocks without any trouble. However, for the premium price it is short on ports and other features, a disappointment despite the advantages of its rugged...
  • Pros: Notebook design, battery life, optical drive off switch, weight
  • Cons: Scroll wheel on the touchpad, cramped keyboard
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Overall 7

Panasonic ToughBook CF-W5

Trusted Reviews
8 December 2006
  • Summary: Thin, light and tough? That will be a ToughBook W series then.
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