Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 review

A highly rugged travel companion with excellent features, but flawed usability

By  from What Laptop Issue 146
Product Type
Notebook
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
160 GB
Touchscreen
Yes
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Model
HD Graphics
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Shared
Maximum Battery Run Time
11 Hour
HDMI
Yes
Backlight Technology
LED
Product Family
Toughbook 31
Processor Model
i5-520M
Operating System
Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional with SP3
Brand Name
Panasonic
Processor Speed
2.40 GHz
Processor Type
Core i5
Screen Size
33.3 cm (13.1")
Screen Resolution
1024 x 768
Standard Memory
2 GB
Weight (Approximate)
3.72 kg
Cache
3 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
RoHS, EPEAT Gold, ENERGY STAR
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
QM57 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 763 MB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen Technology
CircuLumin
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 2.1
vPro Technology
Yes
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Construction
Rugged
Total Number of USB Ports
4
Memory Standard
DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Height
73.7 mm
Width
302.3 mm
Depth
292.1 mm
Screen Mode
XGA
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Product Series
31
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
CF-31ATAAXDE
Product Name
Toughbook CF-31ATAAXDE Notebook
Pointing Device Type
Stylus, TouchPad
Product Line
Toughbook
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Manufacturer Part Number
CF-31ATAAXDE
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

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 an MIL-STD-810G certification, it's the undisputed leader in the fully-rugged category. Its new Intel Core i5 and i3 processors, along with available discrete graphics, pack a punch to deliver desktop-class performance and improved video/3D graphics. An integrated webcam option and larger storage capacity set the Toughbook 31 apart from the competition. Five generations of delivering rugged performance plus 11 years of consistent docking compatibility, and you have a computer that will go the distance with you anytime, anywhere.

Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Toughbook CF-31ATAAXDE Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty
3 Year
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