Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 3200 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Bright Hub
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%
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%
Source: Chip.de - 5/12
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 82%
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: price: 60%
Source: Bitcity.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 89% features: 87% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: excellent workmanship, interfaces; negative: touchpad, overheating during heavy load
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2012
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)
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
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.
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