Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1

Summary: “Rugged” 5.6-inch Widescreen, touchscreen, Intel Atom CPU, August 2008

Last Updated: July 10, 2008

Similar Laptops:
– Similar in size to Fujitsu U2010
– Similar in size to OQO Model 01

Search for Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 News

Product Name: Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1
Official Page: (Translated from Japanese)
Announced: Cebit Germany (Early 2008), Formal announcement – June 25, 2008
Available: US/North America: August, 2008
Status: In production
Price: Starting at $2,499 (USD)
Markets: Japan, North America, Outdoor use

CF-U1ANBXZJJ : 10 key keyboard
CF-U1AQBXZJJ : 61 key English keyboard
CF-U1ANBXZAJ : 10 key keyboard
CF-U1AQBXZAJ : 61 key English keyboard

– Buttons for zoom/screen magnification (up to 500%)
– Full keyboard under display
– Two keyboard options ( 61 key with full alphabet (English), or 10 key option)
– Touchscreen
– Some weatherproofing to protect from water and dust.
– Built to withstand 4-foot drops.
– Two battery system allows for batteries to be hotswapped while the device is in use.
– Solid State Drive (SSD) options
– Magnesium Alloy frame
– Display is outdoor readable and 300cd/m2
– Built-in bar code reader option
– Strap for holding securely in hand

Updates over previous models:
– This is a new option in the Toughbook line

Manufacturer’s Description:

CPU: Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz (512K L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel Centrino
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Capacity: ? – 1GB – ?

Display: 5.6″ TFT LCD
Resolution: WSVGA 1024×600
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset:
Graphics Memory: Up to 256MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out

Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
Hard Drive Capacity: 16GB or 32GB
Optical: External USB

Wireless: Intel PRO 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n
Bluetooth: Yes 2.0 + EDR
Mobile Broadband: Optional

Audio Chipset: Intel HD Audio
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x mono speaker
Audio I/O: 1x Line-in/Microphone, 1x Line-out/Headphones
USB: 1x USB 2.0
PC Card:
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Keyboard/Mouse: QWERTY keyboard, number pad
Other: Battery charger and cradle/dock available, bar code reader optional, camera optional

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista for Business with Service Pack 1, Windows XP available
Other Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader

Options: Two-battery system allowing for batteries to be hotswapped (one is at least 2900 mAh)
Battery Life: 7-10 hours depending on options, use

Width: 7.24 inches / 184 mm
Depth: 5.94 inches / 151 mm
Height: 2.24 inches / 57 mm
Weight: 2.34 pounds / 1.06 kg with strap

Reviews and Articles:
Trusted Reviews – July 9, 2008 – Review
PC World – June 22, 2008

Leave a Comment