The Panasonic Toughbook 31 is a rugged upper-level laptop that's main feature is it's ability to take a hit and keep on ticking. The entire body of the 13.3" LCD screen laptop is specifically designed to withstand major shocks, including a Panasonic drop test of 30 ft onto concrete. The 160 GB or 250 GB hard drive is shock mounted and the entire unit is MIL-STD-810G certified (a term used by the US military to guarantee equipment works in extreme temperatures, in rain or fog, sand and dust atmospheres and other hazards). The Panasonic Toughbook 31 is no doubt a leader in the field of laptop durabilitiy, but it comes with a hefty price. The Toughbook 31 with the Intel Core i3 processor starts at $3,799.
While it may seem that the only real feature of the Panasonic Toughbook 31 is it's hefty exterior, it has a powerfull interior as well. Available in three increasing teirs - Value, Standard and Performance - The Toughbook 31 comes with either a Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 processor. You also have the option to add an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 GPU on top of the integrated Intel HD graphics. But it truly is the exterior anti-scratch and thermally reflective magnesium alloy that makes this laptop so unique, not to mention expensive.
- upper-level Toughbook
- Comes in 3 tiers: Value, Standard, and Performance
- MIL-STD-810G certified
- exterior made of anti-scratch and thermally reflective magnesium alloy
- Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 processor
- 160 or 250 GB hard drive available
- 13.3" LCD screen
- Windows 7
- Laptop lock and port covers
- 4:3 aspect ratio
- keyboard and trackpad
- Concealed mode cuts speakers and screen immediately
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mobile broadband, and WiMAX