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Panasonic Toughbook 31 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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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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18 Reasons For

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Portable PCs built by Panasonic are some of the best portable PCs according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook 31 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Toughbook 31 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook 31.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Toughbook 31 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Toughbook 31 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs of this age and type have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Toughbook 31 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most of the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook 31 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Toughbook 31 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Toughbook 31 has a very fast processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 31. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 31 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Toughbook 31 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 31.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked, the maximum turbo frequency of the Panasonic Toughbook 31 of 3.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook 31 is 3GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 31 that we have checked, the Toughbook 31's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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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 typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 is a four USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 31 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook 31. The smallest L3 cache of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook 31 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops that came out more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Narrow

The Toughbook 31 is fairly narrow (only 302.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The average width of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Toughbook 31 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 31.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 31.

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook 31 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Toughbook 31 has a quite small screen size (only 13.1 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook 31 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 13 3440 (£481.90) (13.3").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average memory clock speed of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook 31 is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Toughbook 31 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook 31. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook 31 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version.

This laptop's bluetooth version (2.1) is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook 31.

A 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version across comparable types of laptop.

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Very Heavy

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook 31 range from 300g to 3.8kg. At 3.7 kilograms, the Toughbook 31 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Toughbook 31.

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Thick

The average height of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook 31 is 27mm. With a height of 73.7 millimeters, the Toughbook 31 is one of the thickest similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook 31

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the Toughbook 31.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (£899.00) (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Toughbook 31 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
Cabling
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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 Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax i75600, visipax i75600u, visipax cf3110558, visipax cf3118368, visipax cf3118368k, visipax cf3110558k, visipax cf3110558km, visipax cf3118368km, visipax prcf3110558, visipax prcf3110558k, visipax prcf3110558km
Barcodes 00779184527299, 00779184527367, 00885170105652, 00885170132375, 08851701056528

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