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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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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 Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Panasonic medium processor cores notebook PCs have excellent ratings on average and across all portable PCs Panasonic is one of the best manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. The Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,250 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 13.5 hours, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Toughbook CF-31 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 1,200 candella per square meter, the Toughbook CF-31's display brightness is one of the brightest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Toughbook CF-31 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31. Laptops that are a comparable age to the Toughbook CF-31 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-31 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 3,800mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 14,000mAh. The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the biggest battery capacitys (8,550 milliamperes * hour) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Toughbook CF-31 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Toughbook CF-31 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

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

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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 common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops that came out more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-31 range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 13.1 inches, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a one number of built-in speakers laptop.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-31 is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz. 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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Toughbook CF-31 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 2.1 bluetooth version, whereas most laptops of a similar age and type to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 2.1 bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version across all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31.

The best supported bluetooth version across similar types of laptop is 4.0 EDR.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Optional Operating System Supplied

The Toughbook CF-31 has a Windows 7 Professional optional operating system supplied which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have a Windows 8 optional operating system supplied.

A Windows 7 Professional optional operating system supplied is actually the worst optional operating system amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-31.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best optional operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Very Heavy

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 3.7 kilograms, the Toughbook CF-31 is one of the heaviest medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-31.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo G500 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Display Brightness
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
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 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
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
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
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf31mk4, panasonic cf31, panasonic cf31w, panasonic i53340, panasonic cf31we, panasonic cf31weu, panasonic i53340m, panasonic cf31weua, panasonic cf31weuax, panasonic cf31weuaxc, panasonic cf31weuaxce
Barcodes 00885170141964, 00885170141971, 00885170142008, 00885170142039, 00885170142145, 00885170142183, 00885170142213, 00885170142404, 00885170142442, 00885170142473, 00885170142497, 00885170142534, 00885170142558, 00885170142589, 00885170142701, 00885170142749, 00885170142787, 00885170142909, 00885170142930, 00885170142992, 00885170143012, 00885170143036, 00885170143203, 00885170143289, 00885170143388, 00885170143425, 00885170143432, 00885170143586, 00885170143630, 00885170143746

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16.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
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Five Times Dimmer Display Brightness
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16.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
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267MHz Faster Memory Clock Speed
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Two Less USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
5,950mAh Smaller Battery Capacity

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.1"
£ 862.24
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Two More USB 3.0 Ports
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Two Less USB 2.0 Ports
28% Wider
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