Safety has been the gravest concern about laptop products. Because of their vulnerability to external shocks, laptops demand a lot of sturdiness in their construction. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 has a rough-and-tough build that is capable of resisting any type of shock. At the same time, it is easily portable too.
The safety precautions adopted in the Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 include the Intel Santa Rosa chipset, a spill-resistant keyboard and a heavily shielded body. However, this extra mile of safety features does not cost you an extra dollar. The price of the Toughbook CF-52 is $2,499 / $1,699.
The Toughbook measures 14.0 inches x 11.2 inches x 1.9 inches (width X depth X height), and it weights 7.6 pounds without an AC adapter. The screen size is 15.4 inches.
The Toughbook CF-52 uses the Processor 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300. It has a memory of 1GB, 667MHz DDR2 and a hard drive 120GB 5,400rpm. It uses the Windows XP Pro operating System.
To add the toughness, Panasonic provided the Toughbook CF-52 with a silver-and-black body and a carrying handle. The chassis is made of rugged magnesium alloy. The hard drive and the screen are made of shock-resistant materials. The Toughbook CF-52 components are tested by the ‘mil spec’ or the MIL-STD-810F standard. They also have met the safety standard conditions for heat, altitude, dust and vibration.
The keyboard of the Toughbook CF-52 is pretty small compared to the entire size of the laptop. However, this size reduction leaves some extra space around the keyboard and thus gives extra protection to it. The handle, of course, is a stumbling block for the smooth functioning of the keyboard. If you are a regular typist, you may find it a bit annoying. However, the handle is the most useful and unavoidable feature of this heavy-built industrial type of laptop.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 screen has a 1,920x 1,200 native resolution. It is comparatively much higher a value than its competition with 15-inch screens, and so it gives better clarity for pictures.
The Toughbook CF-52 offers a lot of options for connectivity. It comes with a PC Card and Express Card slot. Other features included are the 802.11n Wi-Fi technology and wireless broadband from Verizon.
The Toughbook CF-52 is not behind other laptops in its performance and adaptability to different environments. The Toughbook CF-52 is comfortable with multitasking such as web surfing, multimedia, office documentation, etc. It has a better battery life.
The Panasonic offers a three-year service and support guarantee. There is a customer support service working 24X7 on a toll-free number, available internationally.
Overall, the Toughbook CF-52 can be rated as a reliable laptop that takes care of your office, business, or multimedia uses. It has excellent connectivity features; never falters in its connection. The handle is of good use. However, for some of you, it is a bulkier laptop and a bit heavy for normal use.
The bottom line: if you want peace of mind, this is the best choice for you.