Pros

  • Solid construction, surprisingly light
  • Great keyboard

Cons

  • Touchpad a little too tiny
  • Colors get a little washed out

At A Glance

Semi-rugged construction and good performance make the CF-F8 a pricey - but perfect - choice for the klutzy business person.

Manufacturer’s Description

The extremely lightweight and sleek Toughbook F8 Notebook offers a large 14.1" widescreen LCD screen, DVD multi-drive, draft-n Wi-Fi, bluetooth, circular scrolling, and built-in durability thanks to a 160GB shock-mounted hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard. Also standard is Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology which offers added security and remote management.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CF-F8EWDZGAM
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5800 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 6 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 285 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Semi-shared
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number CF-F8EWDZGAM
UPC Code 92281888026
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Toughbook F8 Notebook
Marketing Information

The extremely lightweight and sleek Toughbook F8 Notebook offers a large 14.1" widescreen LCD screen, DVD multi-drive, draft-n Wi-Fi, bluetooth, circular scrolling, and built-in durability thanks to a 160GB shock-mounted hard drive and spill-resistant keyboard. Also standard is Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology which offers added security and remote management.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.panasonic.com
Product Line Toughbook
Product Series F8
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 3 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Toughbook F8 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology CDMA2000 (1xEV-DO)
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.9"
Width 12.8"
Depth 9.9"
Weight (Approximate) 59.2 oz
Construction Rugged
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model SP9300
Processor Speed 2.26 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GS45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Business Downgradable to Windows XP Professional
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type PC Card Type II

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 88.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 5:53:30 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 257.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 410.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 535.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 572.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 220.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 9.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 7.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 8.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 6.46   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 5.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 335.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0