Panasonic Toughbook W4 – 12.1″ – Information

Panasonic Toughbook W4
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Product Name: Panasonic Toughbook W4 / CF-W4
Official Page:
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Announced: November 2005
Status: Discontinued
Price: Originally around $2149 USD
Markets: Worldwide


Related Laptops:
– Replaced by the Panasonic Toughbook W5
– Similar to the Panasonic Toughbook T4

– Semi-Rugged
– Magnesium-alloy case

Manufacturer’s Description:
The sleek ultra-portable Toughbook W4 is designed for the high-output demands of today’s mobile professionals. Rugged features ensure maximum durability and industry-leading relability. Run software applications, deliver powerful multimedia presentations and burn CDs. Access email from the road or surf the Web from virtually anywhere.

Panasonic Toughbook W4

CPU: Intel Pentium M 753 Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache
Chipset: Mobile Intel 915GMS Express
Front-side Bus: 400MHz
Memory: DDR2 400MHz PC2-3200
Memory Capacity: Up to 1GB (1 slot)

Display: 12.1″ LCD TFT with anti-glare
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel 915GMS
Graphics Memory: Up to 128MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out

Hard Drive: 40GB
Optical: Internal CDRW/DVD-ROM
Other: Removable

Wireless: Intel PRO Wireless 2915ABG 802.11a/b/g
Modem: 56K
Ethernet: 10/100
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset: SigmaTel STAC9751 AC-97 v2.1
Speakers: 1x speaker
Audio I/O: Mini-jack stereo output, Mini-jack microphone/line-in
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: 1x Type II
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Other: Optional 36-pin Mini Dock Box Replicator, keyboard volume controls

Other: TPM v1.1, Cable Lock

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Other Software: Setup, Diagnostics, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
Panasonic Toughbook W4 Drivers:

Options: Lithium Ion 7.4v, 7800mAh
Battery Life: 6+ hours

Width: 10.6 inches / 269mm
Depth: 8.3 inches / 211mm
Height: 1 – 1.8 inches / 25.4mm – 45.7mm
Weight: 2.8 pounds / 1.27kg

Panasonic Toughbook W4 Reviews and Articles:
LAPTOP Magazine – March 2006 – we believe its combination of durability, long battery life, and portability more than justifies the premium. – March 2006 – For those of you who are looking for a truly mobile, business class notebook, this notebook might be the best in its class. The machine is on the expensive side.
Trusted Reviews – Review, February 2006
Mobile Tech Review – December 2005 – 4 out of 5 – 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.
PC Magazine – November 2005 – 3.5 out of 5 – The Panasonic Toughbook W4 is armored to withstand the harsh elements of work and travel, albeit with cool, unique features like the ultralightweight, ultrasmall integrated optical drive. And thanks to its incredible battery life, the W4 is a true traveling companion.

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