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Panasonic Toughbook W4

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Panasonic ToughBook W4

CNET
16 January 2007
  • Summary: The ToughBook W4 lacks the latest component options, but it does offer a remarkably lightweight case and solid performance for basic home and business use.
  • Pros: Almost six hours of battery life; unique optical drive hidden under wrist rest; very small and light; rugged construction; lifetime phone support.
  • Cons: Previous-generation components; small spacebar; expensive; some design quirks.
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Panasonic Toughbook-W4

Techworld
6 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Business travelers who tend to bang up their notebooks will appreciate the road-ready Panasonic Toughbook-W4, a semi-rugged ultraportable that's designed to take a few knocks. Thanks to its long battery life, the W4 should make a fine road companion, provided you can get used to its cramped keyboard. The W4 is encased in magnesium alloy, enabling it to handle the bumps and bangs of travel, and its hard drive is shock-mounted to protect your data.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Toughbook W4

MobileTechReview.com
29 December 2005
  • Conclusion: An attractive, super-light and capable notebook that's tough enough to take a licking; a rare and lovely combination. The W4 is absurdly light yet it fits in a 12.1" display and optical drive along with a reasonable set of ports and card slots. If you need a semi-rugged notebook but thought you had to haul around a behemoth, do consider the W4. It has more than enough processing power for business tasks, a strong dose of good looks and won't weigh you down on the road.
  • Pros: Rugged yet attractive. Bright display, good performance for a machine in this class, great battery life, integrated WiFi and optical drive.
  • Cons: Keyboard may be a bit cramped for big-fingered folk. Standard hard drive is only 40 gigs: small for a notebook that costs over $2,000.
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