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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 Aug 2013
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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
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16 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Panasonic is one of the leading portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Panasonic also has excellent ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The oldest PCI Express slots version of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. At 3, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a quite new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-31. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,250 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-31 that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the Toughbook CF-31 of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 26h. The Toughbook CF-31 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (14.5 hours) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Toughbook CF-31 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Panasonic notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31's processor boost frequency is one of the fastest amongst laptops of a similar age and type to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Fairly 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 laptops of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Toughbook CF-31 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 1,200 candella per square meter, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,800mAh. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the Toughbook CF-31's battery capacity of 8,550 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Toughbook CF-31 which do not have a touchscreen, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 has a touchscreen.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 0.512 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Toughbook CF-31. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 0.51GB and 4GB.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The Toughbook CF-31 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age 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 portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Toughbook CF-31 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Toughbook CF-31 range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 13.1 inches, the Toughbook CF-31 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2699016_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age 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.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 512 megabytes is one of the smallest. Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Toughbook CF-31 is a one number of built-in speakers portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Toughbook CF-31 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31. The memory clock speeds of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have a Windows 8 optional operating system supplied.

This portable PC's optional operating system (Windows 7 Professional) is in fact the worst optional operating system across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

A Windows 8.1 Pro optional operating system supplied is the best optional operating system amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 EDR bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Heavy

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The Toughbook CF-31 is one of the heaviest laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31 (3.7 kilograms) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Toughbook CF-31.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Toughbook CF-31 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Toughbook CF-31.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cf31mk4, panasonic cf31, panasonic cf31x, panasonic i53380, panasonic cf31xe, panasonic cf31xeu, panasonic i53380m, panasonic cf31xeua, panasonic cf31xeuax, panasonic cf31xeuaxc, panasonic cf31xeuaxce

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