Panasonic Toughbook CF-31


Panasonic Toughbook CF-31Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (Toughbook CF-31 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 13.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 3200 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 89%, features: 87%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Source: PC Mag English
For most laptop shoppers, the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is almost off the charts both application- and budget-wise; the company makes semi-rugged and business-rugged Toughbooks with more mass-market appeal. But for professionals who need its extreme durability, it's a rock-solid (almost literally) choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% A Review of Panasonic's New Toughbook, the CF-31
Source: Bright Hub English
While I like this CF-31 model, I think the CF-30 had a better overall design. I don't like having to open the side panel just to switch the wireless on or off, and I wish the screen protector didn't distort the display as it does indoors. I also don't care for having the CPU heat exhaust port located above the battery on the lower left side of the keyboard because it seemed to generate much more heat than I've seen on previous models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 review
Source: Techradar English
Although the Toughbook CF-31 is bulky and heavy, it's an indispensable companion for anyone who regularly visits inhospitable climates. And despite some usability issues, they don't detract too much from the resistive build, bright screen and excellent features.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

82% PC für Spezialeinsätze
Source: - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 82%
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: price: 60%
88% Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 89% features: 87% ergonomy: 90%
Panasonic ToughBook CF-31 - do nejdrsnějších podmínek
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: excellent workmanship, interfaces; negative: touchpad, overheating during heavy load
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2012
85% Panasonic Toughbook 31
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
workmanship, display illumination, performance and battery runtime are excellent, ruggedized laptop
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 71%


ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.1 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., is a multinational corporation based in Japan. Its main business is in electronics manufacturing and produces products under a variety of names including Panasonic and Technics. Since its founding in 1918, it grew to become the largest Japanese electronics producer. In addition to electronics, Panasonic offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic is an international notebook manufacturer, but with rather small market shares and few laptop reviews. Panasonic concentrates its notebook sortiment primarily to the niche of ruggedized notebooks, which are made for rough outdoor usage.

Panasonic reviews

82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)