Panasonic updates the Toughbook 31 rugged laptop

Panasonic Toughbook 31 rugged laptop updated with 5th generation Intel Core
Panasonic Toughbook 31
The rugged flagship now features fifth generation Intel Core processors and up to 18 hours of autonomy using the internal battery, which can be extended to 27 hours with the help of a second battery.
Codrut Nistor,

Panasonic announced earlier today a major update to the notorious Toughbook 31 rugged laptop. The company's bestseller now packs a new processor, increased autonomy, "as well as improved connectivity and significant performance boosts over the previous model." Panasonic Toughbook 31 has a fully sealed design that meets both the IP65 and MIL-STD-810G standards.

These are the main updated specs of the Panasonic Toughbook 31:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-5300U vPro with HD Graphics 5500
  • Display: 13.1-inch sunlight-viewable touchscreen
  • Connectivity: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64-bit or Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro)

This portable also features a magnesium alloy case, reinforced locking port covers, as well as a quick-release hard drive that comes with a heater for operation in cold weather. It has been tested by a third party and proven able to handle a 6-feet drop and pass no less than 19 MIL-STD-810G tests.

The updated Panasonic Toughbook 31 will hit the market next month via authorized Panasonic resellers starting around $3,699 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-26 (Update: 2015-01-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.