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Panasonic Toughbook 31
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Panasonic Toughbook 31 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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Powerful, Rugged And Wireless Panasonic presents the Toughbook 31, the reliable Windows 7 notebook offering the highest performance in its class along with the world's most rugged design. With... More
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10 Reasons For

Panasonic Portable PCs Have Excellent Reviews

On average laptops from Panasonic are rated 94%, which is in the top 6% of all notebook PC brands that we have assessed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook 31 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook 31 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook 31.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 1,200 candella per square meter, the Toughbook 31 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 31.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toughbook 31 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 31 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This notebook PC has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops of this age and spec range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Toughbook 31 is one of the narrowest medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook 31 (only 302.3 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Toughbook 31 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook 31 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Toughbook 31 has a maximum display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 25% less display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 31.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Toughbook 31 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.1 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 31 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30t ($985.29) (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 31 is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-511 (500GB).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 31 that we have assessed the weight of, the Toughbook 31's weight of 3.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (3.7kg).

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Thick

The thinnest laptop that was released more than a year ago is 11mm thick, the thickest is 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. When compared to other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the Toughbook 31's height of 73.7 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 31

Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the Toughbook 31 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S (2.4GHz), or the HP ProBook 450 G2 ($933.00) (2.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Toughbook 31 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Networking
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf31wf, cf31wfl, cf31yfa, cf31yfaa, cf31wf01, cf31wfla, cf31wf01l, cf31wflax, cf3120451, cf31yfaax, cf31wflaxl, cf3120451c, cf31yfaaxl, cf31wf01lm, cf31yrddd2, cf31yfaaxlm, cf31yrddd2m, cf3120451cm, triax dmcfz3, triax dmcfz3e, quick schtb680, triax dmcfz3eb, panasonic all70, toughbook i5520, toughbook fcf30, quick schtb680e, triax dmcfz3ebs, toughbook i5520m, toughbook fcf30k, quick schtb680eb
Barcodes 00635131627507, 00885170025851, 04010869231794, 05025232809752, 05025232822652
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