Top-notch durability - Good Intel Core i3 performance - Very bright, responsive touch display - Impressive battery life
Whether working in adverse weather, wet conditions, underground or where space restrictions would usually hamper productivity, the Toughbook 31 ensures that mobile workers perform to their optimum, at all times.
Panasonic’s flagship, fully rugged Toughbook 31 notebook is reportedly designed to function even in the most extreme mobile computing environments. It is compliant with the IP65 and MIL-STD-810G military standards for toughness (shock, drops, water, dust resistant).
While the Toughbook 30 met the MIL-STD-810F durability standard, the CF-31 is made of tougher stuff, and is designed to meet specifications for ingress protection (IP-65) and durability (MIL-STD-810G). That means, among other things, it can withstand operating temperatures from -20 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 to 160 degrees when turned off), and altitudes of up to 15,000 feet. It can survive 31 minutes of 70-mph wind and 5.8 inches per hour of rain blown at it, and 26 drops from 72 inches while turned off (36 inches while turned on and open). It can also withstand up to 310 pounds of pressure on its lid. And while this fully rugged notebook looks the same as its predecessor on the outside, inside this Intel Core machine boasts almost double the performance and increased protection without sacrificing battery life
The Panasonic Toughbook 31 may look like the lunchbox from hell, but its hard metallic case does an excellent job of protecting its contents from all comers. This highly durable machine offers over 4 hours of battery life, strong Core performance, and one of the brightest daylight-viewable screens around, making it well worth the premium.