Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 / 12.1 inch Laptop Review



Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 laptops 2011

Panasonic has launched its Toughbook CF-W7 which is powered by it features Intel Core 2 Duo Processor L7500 (1.06GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 2 MB Cache) with 1 GB MB DDR2 533 main memory and 80 GB 5400 rpm hard drive. With outer dimensions of 12.2″(W) 2.2″(H) 9.6″(D) and weight of only 3.1lbs, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 is somewhat bulky though it is light in weight.
new Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7
The 12.1 inch wide screen TFT active matrix LCD display of this ultraportable laptop has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. This is somewhat low though the display is clear and bright. The graphics is handled by Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 which is an integrated onboard chip that is good enough for office, internet, and video editing but not fast enough for modern computer games.

The external connectivity for this ultraportable laptop is well taken care of with 56 Kbps Modem, Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional WWAN and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has a built in DVD RW drive for backup storage. The power source is a Lithium ion 5800 mAh battery that lasts up to 7 hours under normal usage. The OS is Windows XP Business Edition and Panasonic provides a three-year parts-and-labor warranty for the laptop but the machine has to be sent to their service centre.

To summarize, Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 Ultraportable Laptop is an ideal companion for business travel and outdoor use but the cost and slow game performance are dampeners.
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W7 Laptops Specification :

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor L7500 (1.06GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 2 MB Cache)
Memory 1 GB MB DDR2 533
Chipset Mobile Intel GM965 Express
Hard drive 80 GB 5400 rpm
Optical CD / DVD drive DVD RW drive
Display 12.1 in TFT active matrix
Video RAM 384 MB RAM
Weight 3.1 lbs
Dimension 12.2″(W) 2.2″(H) 9.6″(D)
Network type 56 Kbps Modem, Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional WWAN
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Audio 1 x Audio – Line-out/headphones – Mini-phone stereo
Power Lithium ion 5800 mAh battery
I/O ports (Data) 3 USB 2.0, SD card reader
OS Windows XP Business Edition
Price starting at £1399.99 inc VAT
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