Panasonic Toughbook Y7 Review
The much awaited update to Y5, the Panasonic Toughbook Y7 is a on-the-move notebook which lets executives accomplish tasks easily while on the go.
Widely known for being light weight, this notebook from Panasonic weighed only 3.7 pounds, much lighter than it actually looked. The design is trademark Panasonic rough-and-tumble one, which provides it with a sturdy base. The screen is a 14.1 inch with a maximum resolution of 1440×1050 which is decent enough for most of your productivity tasks. The anti-glare feature has been added to the screen which makes it an excellent view even in bright light. However, the effective anti-glare reduced the color vibrancy and richness. The connectivity includes 2 USB ports, SD memory card reader, Ethernet, headphone/MIC, VGA and Modem. The keyboard has been effectively designed to support quick touch typing and the spacious design would definitely make it a favorite amongst many.
Powered by the 1.6Ghz Intel Core-2-Duo L7500, 2GB RAM, 80 GB hard drive, the specifications of the notebook failed to make a mark, especially after the high price of $2,500+ . The overall performance was good, with the laptop able to multi-task with ease amongst various applications like media player, Document editor, Browser etc. The low 3DMark score of 1,040 is a clear indication of the systems incapability of giving good gaming or graphical performance. As per an ultraportable, the results were decent, but not something which should be given out for $2,000+.
The Panasonic Toughbook Y7 is a decent notebook with exceptional endurance and strength. The battery life is also great at nearly 6 hours at power saver, another example of its endurance. But apart from the positives, there is nothing which should justify the high price tag, not even the good portability.
+ Super portable and light weight
+ Long battery life
– High price
– Poor graphics