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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 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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Panasonic Has Excellent Portable PC Reviews

Laptops manufactured by Panasonic are some of the best laptops according to average reviews from experts and owners.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-31 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Panasonic notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-31 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Toughbook CF-31 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Toughbook CF-31 has a front camera.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook CF-31 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toughbook CF-31 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 14GB.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This notebook PC has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

At only 302.3 millimeters, the Toughbook CF-31 is very narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 950MHz.

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

Most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Toughbook CF-31 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-31 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution across all laptops of this spec and age.

The best display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.1 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Toughbook CF-31 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Heavy

The lightest similar spec notebook PC that came out more than a year ago is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is one of the heaviest medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 (3.7 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 73.7 millimeters, the Toughbook CF-31's height is one of the thickest amongst portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31. The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that is a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-31 has a pretty average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Average Internal Memory

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slots Quantity
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT 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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

3 August 2014
Tough as nails
Incredibly versatile
Excellent connectivity
Powerful laptop' specs
Superb battery life
Low screen res and terrible viewing angles
Weighty and chunky
Expensive
Unresponsive trackpad
Chunky

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax i55300, visipax i55300u, visipax cf3111991, visipax cf3111991c, visipax cf3111991cm
Barcodes 00779184046431, 00885170237209, 00885170237384, 00885170237889, 00885170237902
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