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Panasonic Toughbook 31
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Panasonic Toughbook 31 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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Panasonic presents the Toughbook 31, the reliable laptop offering the highest performance in its class along with the world's most rugged design. With drop shock protection and a MIL-STD-810G and... More
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19 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Laptops built by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook 31 range from 2 to 3. At 3, the Toughbook 31 has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Toughbook 31 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 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 a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Toughbook 31 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook 31. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Toughbook 31 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook 31 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. With a battery life of 14.5 hours, the Toughbook 31 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (15h), or the HP EliteBook 850 (15h).

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook 31 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Toughbook 31 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toughbook 31 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 31. The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 31 is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Toughbook 31 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook 31 range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 31 that we have checked the battery capacity of, the Panasonic Toughbook 31's battery capacity of 8,550 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toughbook 31 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook 31 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 31 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 302 millimeters, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 31 have widths of between 9.6" and 17", and the average width is 14". The Toughbook 31 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 31 (only 11.9 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 31 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toughbook 31 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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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 notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toughbook 31 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec which have a front camera.

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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 common display resolution.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook 31.

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

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Quite Small Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook 31 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of only 13.1 inches, the Toughbook 31 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to 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 the storage medium of this Panasonic laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum graphics adapter memory capacity range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB. At only 1.419 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and three built-in speakers, including the Toughbook 31 which has one built-in speaker.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 31 range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. The Toughbook 31 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook 31.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Heavy

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 31 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The weight of the Panasonic Toughbook 31 of 3.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook 31.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 17 (3.4kg).

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Very Thick

The thinnest laptop of this age and spec is 0.74" high, the thickest is 2.9", and the average height is 1.2". When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook 31 that we have assessed, the height of the Toughbook 31 of 2.9 inches is one of the thickest.

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Thick

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook 31 have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 31 that we have checked the height of, the Panasonic Toughbook 31's height of 73.6 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 31

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the Toughbook 31 over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toughbook 31 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Toughbook 31 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 31.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toughbook 31 has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook 31.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth
Depth
Width
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax cf31, visipax cf31w, visipax prcf31, visipax cf31wb, visipax i55300, visipax i53340, visipax i55300u, visipax i53340m, visipax prcf31w, visipax cf31wbl, visipax prcf31wb, visipax cf31sfl3, visipax cf31wble, visipax cf3110455, visipax cf31wbleh, visipax cf3110462, visipax cf3110675, visipax cf3114631, visipax cf3114635, visipax cf3118040, visipax cf3114642, visipax cf3110672, visipax cf3110916, visipax cf3111114, visipax prcf31wbl, visipax cf31sfl3x, visipax cf311t001, visipax cf3110452, visipax cf3114415, visipax cf3110671
Barcodes 00779184184881, 00779184448679, 00779184588696, 00779184588726, 00779184588764, 00779184662488, 00779184662495, 00779184662556, 00779184662600, 00779184662617, 00779184662631, 00779184662648, 00779184662662, 00779184662679, 00779184662686, 00779184662693, 00779184664031, 00779184664116, 00885170115057, 00885170115095

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