Close

Loading image...
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Nov 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Offering the ultimate balance of screen, performance and rugged reliability, the CF-31 is the flagship of the Toughbook range. - Intel Core i5 3380M vPro Processor.- Windows 8 Pro.- ATI Mobility... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

21 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Panasonic is one of the leading laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all laptops.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

Chart Edit

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

Chart Edit

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31. The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of this type and age is 2 and the newest is 3.

Chart Edit

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

Chart Edit

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.785 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Toughbook CF-31 have on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of between 0.12GB and 4GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

Chart Edit

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.9 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

Chart Edit

Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 14.5 hours, the Toughbook CF-31 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 (15h), or the HP EliteBook 850 (£426.58) (15h).

Read more Less Chart Edit

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-31 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook 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 are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

Read more Less Chart Edit

64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

Chart Edit

Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Toughbook CF-31 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

Chart Edit

802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

Chart Edit

Very Bright Display Brightness

At 1,200 candella per square meter, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-31. Notebook PCs of this type and age have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

Chart Edit

Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toughbook CF-31 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31. The average hard drive speed of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

Chart Edit

Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh. The Toughbook CF-31 has a very big battery capacity (8,550 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

Chart Edit

Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toughbook CF-31 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,785 megabyte, the Toughbook CF-31 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 range from 120MB to 2.1GB.

Chart Edit

2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Chart Edit

Narrow

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 302.3 millimeters, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

Chart Edit

19 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 0.512 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

Chart Edit

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Toughbook CF-31 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

Chart Edit

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 portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Toughbook CF-31 does not have a front camera.

Chart Edit

Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 have a full-size keyboard, however the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Screen Size

The Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly small screen size (only 13.1 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A (13.3").

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smallest discrete graphics adapter memory (only 512 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Chart Edit

Only One Built-In Speaker

The Toughbook CF-31 is a one built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and three built-in speakers.

Chart Edit

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 which has one USB 3.0 port.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Chart Edit

Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Only Windows 7 Professional Optional Operating System

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a better optional operating system than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC has a Windows 7 Professional optional operating system, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have a Windows 8 optional operating system.

A Windows 7 Professional optional operating system is actually the worst optional operating system across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-31.

Across similar types of laptop the best optional operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

Chart Edit

Very Heavy

At 3.7 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-31 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.2kg.

Chart Edit

Thick

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 that we have checked, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31's height of 73.7 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 27mm.

Chart Edit

4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Toughbook CF-31 over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Toughbook CF-31 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

Chart Edit

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).

Read more Less Chart Edit

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

Chart Edit

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
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
Processor
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Display Brightness
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Optional Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 HD Audio 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 Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Products Included
Display

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic cf31, panasonic cf31x, panasonic cf31xe, panasonic i53380, panasonic i53380m, panasonic cf31xeu, panasonic cf31xeua, panasonic cf31xeuax, panasonic cf31xeuaxc, panasonic cf31xeuaxce

Save Money with These Great Laptop Vouchers & Offers

25% Off
Voucher
25% Off Apple Macbook 13inch White MB061BA 2GB 160GB HDD
Valid 11 May 16 - 31 Dec 16
£20 Off
Voucher
£20 Off a £60+ spend
Offer ends tomorrow!
20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17

See How Other Laptops Compare to the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Inspiron 17 5749 vs Toughbook CF-31

DELL Inspiron 17 5749 vs Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
DELL Inspiron 17 5749
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1"
£ 728.00
Thinner
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
350MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Inspiron 17 5000 vs Toughbook CF-31

DELL Inspiron 17 5000 vs Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
DELL Inspiron 17 5000
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 17.3"
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1"
£ 450.00
Two Times Thinner
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Hugely Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

ZBook 15u G2 vs Toughbook CF-31

HP ZBook 15u G2 vs Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
HP ZBook 15u G2
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.6"
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1"
£ 1,799.46
Newer by 18 Months
3x Thinner
95% Lighter
Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Two Times Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Feedback