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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Feb 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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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average notebook PCs from Panasonic are rated 80 out of 100, which is in the top 37% of all laptop manufacturers that we have assessed.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31, the Toughbook CF-31's battery life of 18 hours is one of the longest.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-31 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the X250 ($1,641.76), and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook CF-31 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31. This portable PC is a three USB 2.0 port laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 1,200 candella per square meter, the Toughbook CF-31's display brightness is one of the brightest amongst medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31, the battery capacity of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 of 8,550 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest. The average battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 3,700mAh.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 that we have checked, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This laptop has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC of this spec and age is 210mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. When compared to other notebook PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the width of, the Toughbook CF-31's width of only 302.3 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. The Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

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

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec 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 Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 have a full-size keyboard, however the Toughbook CF-31 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the X250 ($1,641.76), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 25% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution across all laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of portable PC the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Toughbook CF-31 has a quite small screen size (only 13.1 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31. The smallest screen size of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 10" and the biggest is 18".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (14") which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops that were released around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (SSD and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8GB), or the X250 ($1,641.76) (8GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Toughbook CF-31 is a one built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Heavy

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The weight of the Toughbook CF-31 of 3.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Very Thick

When compared to other laptops that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the height of the Toughbook CF-31 of 73.7 millimeters is one of the thickest. The thinnest comparable spec laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 11mm thick, the thickest is 74mm, and the average height is 24mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the Toughbook CF-31 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-31.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X250 ($1,641.76) (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
Full HD
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic cf3140001, panasonic cf3140193, panasonic cf3140193c, panasonic cf3140001b, panasonic cf3140001c, panasonic cf3140001be, panasonic cf3140001ce, panasonic cf3140193ce
Barcodes 00885170092020, 00885170236547, 00885170236646, 00885170236714, 00885170236721, 00885170236738, 00885170236745, 00885170236769, 00885170236783, 00885170236820, 00885170236882, 00885170237643, 00885170237667, 00885170237704, 00885170237728, 00885170237742, 00885170240995, 00885170246584
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