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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

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

£4,099.29
£3,745.41 £353.88 cheaper than 37 days ago
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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18 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Notebook PCs built by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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£268.88 Price Drop

The price of the Toughbook CF-31 has dropped by £268.88 in the last 36 days.

Very Long Battery Life

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31, the Toughbook CF-31's battery life of 18 hours is one of the longest. The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This Panasonic laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Toughbook CF-31 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP ZBook 15[plb_2720426_price] which is cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Toughbook CF-31 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 5,800 RPM.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The Toughbook CF-31 has a very bright display brightness (1,200 candella per square meter) 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. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 have battery capacities of between 37mAh and 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31, the Toughbook CF-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 CF-31 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.

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Type I CardBus PCMCIA Slot

This portable PC has a Type II CardBus PCMCIA slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Narrow

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year that we have checked, the Toughbook CF-31's width of only 302.3 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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

The Toughbook CF-31 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 306 notebook PCs of a similar age and type they range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and type.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toughbook CF-31 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 which have a full-size keyboard.

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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 laptop's display resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-31.

The best display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 13.1 inches, the Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ZBook 15[plb_2720426_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-31 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. The Toughbook CF-31 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a one built-in speaker notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Toughbook CF-31 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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Very Heavy

The Toughbook CF-31 is one of the heaviest portable PCs of this age and spec (3.7 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook 15[plb_2720426_price] (1.9kg and cheaper).

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Thick

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31 that we have assessed, the height of the Toughbook CF-31 of 73.7 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of portable PCs of this age and spec is 27mm, and the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm.

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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 Toughbook CF-31 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Full HD
LED Backlight
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G 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
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
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response 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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology 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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Management
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization 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

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic i55300, panasonic i55300u, panasonic cf3140001, panasonic cf3110451, panasonic cf3140193, panasonic cf3110451c, panasonic cf3140193c, panasonic cf3140001b, panasonic cf3140001c, panasonic cf3140001be, panasonic cf3140001ce, panasonic cf3110451cm, 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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