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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31

Specifications

Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (Toughbook CF-31 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-350M 2 x 2.3 GHz, Arrandale
Display
13.10 inch 16:9, 1024 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
4.1 kg ( = 144.62 oz / 9.04 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
3200 Euro

 

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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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: price: 60%
88% Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Source: Bitcity.it Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%

Comment

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.

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


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.

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


13.10":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


4.1 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.


Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation was founded in 1918 in Japan, making it one of the oldest electronics companies (although it started with light bulb sales). The company operates in several business areas, including electronics, home appliances, automotive technology, aerospace, energy, and environmental technology. Panasonic sells televisions, cameras, audio and video equipment, home appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines, batteries, solar panels and LED lighting worldwide. Panasonic is also a major supplier of components and systems to the automotive industry and has invested in artificial intelligence and robotics in recent years.


82.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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