Panasonic upgrades Toughbook 31 rugged laptop

Mobile workers in extreme environments to benefit from Toughbook 31 rugged laptop’s improved performance.
Sponsored by

Secaucus, N.J.—Panasonic, a provider of rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, has announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook 31, its fully-rugged laptop PC, including a faster processor, expanded storage, a more responsive touchscreen and other improvements. The Toughbook 31 is for mission-critical mobile workers—including field service workers, first responders and military personnel—requiring exceptional performance in extreme environments.
Powered by new 3rd generation Intel Core processors, the upgraded Toughbook 31 delivers enhanced performance alongside world-class reliability. Other improvements include expanded storage (up to 500GB 7200rpm HDD with 4-8GB RAM) and improved touchscreen responsiveness.
Panasonic Toughbook 31: Key Improvements:
•    Upgraded processor options:
- Intel Core i5-3360M vPro (up to 3.5GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Intel Core i5-3320M vPro (up to 3.3GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology
- Intel Core i3-3110M

•    Expanded storage on i5 models: 500GB 7200rpm hard drive (shock-mounted flex-connect with quick release and hard drive heater)
•    Improved battery life: 7 percent longer, delivering 14.5 hours per MobileMark 2007 testing on the i5-3320M model.  And, an additional 6.5 hours with the available media bay 2nd battery.
•    Added connectivity options: standard USB 3.0 port provides up to 10x faster file transfer speeds
•    Improved wireless connectivity: Intel 6235 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n standard on all models
•    Increased touchscreen responsiveness
•    Improved battery calibration tool: Now capable of running in the background, allowing simultaneous use of computer
“It’s not only important to deliver the most reliable mobile computers to our customers, it’s also important they do not compromise on performance,” said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic Solutions for Business. “With a history of low failure rates and a long service life, the Toughbook 31 delivers the reliability our customers need and with these upgrades, the device will also deliver the performance required to run very demanding applications.”
The Toughbook 31 is the sixth generation of flagship Toughbook clamshell notebooks, the product line with which Panasonic set the standard for rugged and reliable mobile computing. The Toughbook 31 is certified by an independent third party testing lab to meet or surpass MIL-STD-810G tests for shock, drop, vibration, extreme temperature and high altitude. Screen brightness can be reduced to as low as 2 nits for concealed nighttime use, which can be critical for the safety of military and public safety users. With the ability to survive drops of up to six feet, an IP65 rating for unparalleled protection from water and dust, optional integrated 4G LTE wireless or 3G Gobi mobile broadband, and a 13.1-inch XGA LED touchscreen with Panasonic CircuLumin technology allowing for full circle viewability from the brightest sunlight to pitch darkness, the Toughbook 31 is made to excel in some of the world’s most challenging scenarios.   

For more information about Panasonic or other laptop PCs, click here to go to Utility Products' Buyers Guide.

Sponsored by

Get All the Utility Products News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Utility Products or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


October 2015
Volume 19, Issue 9

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement

How to deploy mobile forms + devices to speed up field service processes & reporting

Overcoming the pain points associated with any process is much simpler and more cost effective than you think. This webinar will detail the benefits of switching to mobile forms for field data collection and reporting.
We'll examine real use cases and ROI of integrating mobile forms within a given field service process, including for work orders, inspections, checklists and proposals.
A quick AT&T Mobile Forms demo will reveal the feature rich, user-friendly nature of the solution. You'll see why it’s a must-deploy to speed up data collection, eliminate invoicing/data entry lags and auto-generate/deliver insightful reports.



Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.


Everlast Substation signs

Everlast safety signs and Everlast Substation signs meet all ANSI and OSHA requirements and continue to be readable for the life of the substation. When most signs fail ours shine.

Everlast pole tags

Everlast pole tags for distribution poles have been used all over the world in this great earth's worst environment's proving it is the longest lasting product to use on pole's!

Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder.