Fully-rugged toughbook 31
Fully Rugged MIL-STD-810G and IP65 Certified Notebook PC. 3G Mobile Broadband and GPS-ready Design
Panasonic presents the Toughbook® 31, the reliable laptop offering the highest performance in its class along with the world’s most rugged design. With drop-shock protection and an MIL-STD-810G certification, it’s the undisputed leader in the fully-rugged category. Its new Intel® Core™ i5 and i3 processors, along with available discrete graphics, pack a punch to deliver desktop-class performance and improved video/3D graphics. An integrated webcam option and larger storage capacity set the Toughbook 31 apart from the competition. Five generations of delivering rugged performance plus 11 years of consistent docking compatibility, and you have a computer that will go the distance with you anytime, anywhere.
- PANASONIC CF-31 Features
Panasonic’s flagship model, the CF-31, continues to evolve and maintain its position atop the rugged laptop world.
With the latest and greatest in Intel processing, the CF-31 is certified to fully pass MIL-STD-810G testing in all aspects and beyond. This includes but is not limited to a 6 foot drop, shock and vibration, rain, dust and sand, altitude and extreme temperatures as well as humidity. The Toughbook 31 has an IP65 certified all-weather design.
The CF-31 continues to have an optional UL1604 class 1, division 2, groups ABCD certification. The Panasonic CF-31 comes standard with a Hard Disk Drive heater and of course the expected magnesium alloy casing and built-in handle.
- Trusted Performance
Toughbook 31 specs include a removable shock-mounted hard drive with reinforced port doors that fully close and lock. Touchscreen is a standard feature on all current Panasonic CF-31 models and comes standard with a LCD film protector pre-installed. The CF-31 comes loaded with Windows 7 Professional 32bit with an option to upgrade to 64bit depending on your needs.
The Panasonic CF-31 laptop continues to offer three different processors. On the high end there is a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-2540M vPro Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz. This will include 3MB of Intel Smart Cache. The middle of the road processor on the updated model will be a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2520M vPro with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz. The final choice is the low-end, lowest-price version of the CF-31 processor, which is a 2.1z Intel Core i3-2310M Processor.
The device will come standard with 4GB RAM (2GB for i3 version), which is expandable up to 8GB of RAM. However, please keep in mind that in order to exceed 4GB RAM, a 64bit version of Windows 7 must be loaded. The Panasonic CF-31 will come standard with a 320GB HD, with the option to upgrade to a 128GB or 256GB Solid State Drive.
- Toughbook 31 In the Field
The CF-31 laptop continues to offer all the standard interfaces you have come to expect, which also includes a Type A HDMI output and a 9-pin serial port. Optional FireWire (IEEE 1394a), a second Ethernet (LAN), and a 56K modem are available as a customized special order (expect to wait anywhere from 3-8 weeks for these options specifically to deliver).
The latest version will continue to have an optional integrated Gobi 2000 module (3G) as well as a 4G LTE with all of the current 802.11 Wi-Fi standards. Bluetooth remains a standard feature.
Other Fully-Rugged Toughbook Models: CF-19
Toughbook CF-31 FAQ: Features, Specs, Cost & More
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A PANASONIC CF-31?
BuyTough makes it easy for you to purchase any of our ruggedized laptop & tablet models, whether you need one computer or 100.Visit our online store to order this model now, or call us at 1-877-532-8088.
IS THIS THE SAME DEVICE AS A "TUFFBOOK", "HARDBOOK", OR "TOUCHBOOK?"
Both “Tuffbook” and “Hardbook” are common misspellings of the product name. “Toughbook” is the official brand name.
“Touchbook” is not a ruggedized computer, and is not affiliated with Panasonic in any way.
IS THERE A RUGGEDIZED TABLET COMPARABLE TO THIS MODEL?
Yes! For more information on the best industrial and military-grade tablets on the market, please visit toughpadsales.com.
CAN YOU PLAY MOVIES ON This Device?
Absolutely! All CF-31s are equipped with 1428MB shared video RAM (VRAM) with 32-Bit. The laptop also supports external video for all resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels, as well as up to 16.7 million colors.
DOES THE CF-31 COME WITH A DVD PLAYER?
DVD capabilities do not come standard with the CF-31 model. However, BuyTough can easily upgrade your device with an optional DVD Super Multi Drive when you place your order. Call today for pricing details.
DOES TOUGHBOOK 31 HAVE A TOUCHSCREEN?
Yes! Touchscreens with pre-installed LCD film protectors are a standard feature on all Panasonic CF-31 laptops.
DOES THIS MODEL INCLUDE BLUETOOTH?
Yes! All CF-31 laptops come standard with Bluetooth functionality. 3G and 4G LTE are available as optional upgrades for this model.
DOES THE CF-31 HAVE GPS?
GPS is not a standard feature of the CF-31, but is an optional feature that can quickly be integrated with your device. GPS navigation software is also available. Please call or visit our order form for pricing details.
I NEED A VEHICLE MOUNT FOR MY Laptop. WHAT DOCKING STATIONS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THIS MODEL?
Only Gamber-Johnson and Havis brand docking stations have passed Panasonic’s rigorous certifiication and approval process. BuyTough currently has most approved and compatible vehicle mounts in stock. To discuss options and pricing, please call 1-877-969-2604 today.
WHAT IS THE WIRELESS CARD IN THIS MODEL?
All i3 CPU CF-31 models are equipped with an Atheros 802.11b/g/n wireless card. i5 CPU models come equipped with an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n card. Upgrades for additional wireless integrations are also available.
WHERE IS THE USB PORT LOCATED ON THIS DEVICE?
The CF-31 USB 2.0 ports are located under the single-hinged covering door on the backside of the device. With the laptop hinge facing you, the two USB ports are located on the far left-hand side.
WHERE IS THE HEADPHONE CONNECTION ON THIS Model?
Your headphone jacks can be found behind the same covering door as the USB ports. They are located on the far right-hand side, adjacent to the external display port.
WHICH IS THE BEST CF-31 BATTERY?
The best battery for your laptop will depend on a number of factors, including how you will be using your machine. BuyTough carries two primary battery types for the CF-31:
- Long-Life: Ideal for field work, construction, and other heavy-duty industries where a power source may not be readily available.
- Lightweight: Ideal for firefighters, military, healthcare, and tough jobs where safety and mobility are a top priority.
Our team can work with you to find the CF-31 battery that is best-suited for your industry. Contact us today to learn more.
DOES THIS DEVICE SUPPORT WINDOWS 7 64-BIT?
Yes! All Windows operating systems from XP up are supported.
Note: we do not recommend using Windows XP on your device, as Microsoft is set to end upgrades and support for this OS in April, 2013. For your convenience, all Toughbook CF-31 models purchased through BuyTough come pre-installed with your choice of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit or 64-bit.
I NEED A REPLACEMENT/SPARE PART FOR MY CF-31. WHERE CAN I BUY IT, & HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
BuyTough offers most parts and accessories for this model, including:
- Barcode Scanners
- CD/DVD Drives
- Hard Drives
- Power Supplies
- RAM Upgrades
- Styluses & Tethers
- ... and more!
For complete pricing and availability information on all CF-31 accessories, please visit www.refurb.buytough.com.
MY CF-31 NEEDS A NEW CHARGER. WHICH AC ADAPTER MODELS ARE COMPATIBLE?
BuyTough carries the following CF-31 compatible power supply models in its inventory:
The easiest way to determine which AC adapter is best for your needs is to contact a support associate. Call 1-877-969-2604 today for fast, friendly assistance.
DO YOU CARRY REFURBISHED CF-31 MODELS?
Yes! While we recommend purchasing newer models for the best performance and support, BuyTough also offers refurbished models for organizations on a very tight budget.
To inquire about our available inventory, please visit our refurbished Toughbook online store or call 1-877-969-2604 to learn more.
WHAT ARE SOME ALTERNATIVE MODELS I MIGHT CONSIDER?
There’s no real substitute for this machine, but check out the CF-19, another fully-ruggedized machine.
I’M IN THE ARMY. IS THIS A GOOD MODEL FOR ME?
Absolutely. This model is for the toughest of the tough. It’s used frequently in the military, construction, field services & emergency services. If there’s a machine that can stand up to the demands of the Army, this is it.
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