The military grade Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 is the pinnacle of high-quality, full-size, fully-rugged laptops. The CF-31 offers stout real-world functionality without compromising performance. With completely updated technology, the Panasonic CF-31 is still compatible with vehicle docks and peripherals designed for its predecessors (Toughbook 27, 28, 29, and 30). Additionally, the unchanged display size and resolution remains fully compatible with custom software designed for older models.
Panasonic’s CF-31 is an ideal solution for police and public safety departments, telecom/utility workers, the transportation and logistics industry, geographical surveyors, mechanics and even unmanned aerial vehicle operators.
Panasonic’s 5th generation flagship Toughbook, the CF-31, is by far the fastest and most durable fully-rugged laptop yet. For the CF-31, Panasonic has included upgraded Intel i3 and i5 processors that deliver best in class performance without sacrificing battery life. These processors, together with the Mobile Intel QM57 Express chipset, are all part of Intel’s “Calpella” platform which includes the memory controller and reasonably powerful integrated graphics with high definition video hardware acceleration.
With more power comes more heat. To manage and dissipate heat generated by the vastly more powerful processors, Panasonic has introduced a "hybrid cooling system," which utilizes a completely waterproof fan to dissipate heat as quietly and efficiently as possible.
Offering unprecedented toughness, the CF-31 is the Sherman tank of laptop computers. Nearly every Toughbook component is produced by Panasonic at their state-of-the-art Kobe factory. Unlike most computer manufacturers, Panasonic has consistently strived for perfection and integrity in the design and manufacture of the Toughbook line.
With the CF-31, Panasonic adds significantly to its already sterling reputation of robust construction. Additional improvements include MIL-STD-810G compliance and an impressive Ingress Protection rating of IP65, which means the CF-31 is completely protected from dust and is extremely water resistant. Building upon established Toughbook hallmarks like a strong magnesium alloy chassis and a shock-mounted hard disk caddy; Panasonic added spring-loaded port covers that securely latch into place and boasts an incredible 6-foot drop rating.
How tough is "tough"?
- Can withstand operating temperatures from -20 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit
- Altitudes up to 15,000 feet
- Can withstand 310 pounds of pressure on its lid
- Completely dustproof and highly water resistant
- 6-foot drop rating while turned off
- 3-foot drop rating while turned on and open
Bright, readable display
Thanks to the exceptionally bright 1,100 nit LED backlight and various optical treatments, the CF-31 offers excellent outdoor viewability, readable even in direct sunlight. Panasonic has a long pedigree of comfortable daylight viewability, and has developed what they call “CircuLumen” for the CF-31. It’s a technology that combines anti-glare/anti-reflective coatings and circular polarizers to provide a pleasant outdoor readable display. Keep in mind that as bright as the 1,100 nit display might be, you can lower the screen brightness to just two nits for times when you don’t necessarily want to be seen.
Reliable and affordable
Every refurbished Toughbook CF-31 we sell has been thoroughly cleaned, inspected and configured by our expert staff of in-house technicians. To back up our promise of quality, every laptop from Bob Johnson’s Computer Stuff, Inc. comes standard with our industry leading Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you’ll never have to pay a premium for peace of mind.