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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 Series

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6Processor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 2540M, Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 13.10 inch
Weight: 3.7kg, 3.9kg, 4.1kg
Price: 3200, 3400, 5600 euro
Average Score: 80.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 75%, features: 69%, display: 90%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 100%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 13.10 inch, 16:9, 1024 x 768 pixels
Weight: 4.1kg
Price: 3200 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

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Average Score: 82.5% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

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: Chip.de - 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: Bitcity.it 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: Notebook.cz 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%

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy BrideNotebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride
Processor: Intel Core i5 2540M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6750M
Display: 13.10 inch, 16:10, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 3.7kg
Price: 5600 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section
 Toughbook CF-31, Sandy Bride (Model)

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Foreign Reviews

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2012
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%

 

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6Notebook: Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 MK6
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake i5-7300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 13.10 inch, 4:3, 1024 x 768 pixels
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 3400 euro
Links: Panasonic homepage
 Panasonic notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Panasonic Toughbook 31
Source: PC Mag English
Though it lacks a cutting-edge CPU, Panasonic's Toughbook 31 does everything a rugged laptop should, such as surviving long drops and direct hits from water jets. First responders and other field personnel will appreciate its familiar brawn.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Comment

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.

From 2013-2016, Panasonic has primarily offered tablets and, to a lesser extent, also smartphones. However, there are only few smartphone reviews.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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.

AMD Radeon HD 6750M:

Essentially a renamed Radeon HD 6650M but with faster GDDR5 memory.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).

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


Intel Core i3:

350M:

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.

Intel Core i5:

2540M: Fast Dual-core processor clocked from 2.6 to 3.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0) based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Kaby Lake:

i5-7300U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process. Compared to the older Core i7-7500U, the i5 offers only 3 MB L3 cache but the same Turbo clock speed.

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


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.7 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.1 kg:


80.71%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2012-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)