Panasonic TOUGHBOOK 31 13.1-in Windows® Fully-Rugged Laptop

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Product SKU: CF-318B498VM-CB

The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® 31 enters its final iteration at the end of 2018.  Panasonic will continue to offer this refreshed version (Mk6) of the TOUGHBOOK 31 for roughly a year or longer, or while component supplies last.  The TOUGHBOOK 31 has served as the cornerstone to Panasonic's rugged laptops for decades and the final version is a good one.  Now with a 7th generation i5 or i7 processor and a DVD Drive, 16GB RAM and SSD standard, the TOUGHBOOK 31 goes out with a bang.  The TOUGHBOOK 31 is a traditional clam-shell style laptop with a 13.1" display and remains quite popular with a variety of end-users.

The TOUGHBOOK 31 is now END-OF-LIFE.  There may be a few last remaining units available through summer and fall of 2021.

Please consider the TOUGHBOOK 33 as a potential replacement.


  TOUGHBOOK 31 Spec Sheet (Mk6)

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    • MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, IP65 full-sized clamshell laptop
    • Windows® 10 Pro
    • DVD Drive (now standard), USBx4, SDXC, Ethernet
    • HDMI, VGA, Serial, Audio In, Audio Out, Nano-SIM
    • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, optional 4G LTE-Advanced, optional dGPS
    • 19.5 hours battery life
    • SD Card, PC Card Slot (PCMCIA), Expresscard Slot, Webcam - all of these features are DISCONTINUED and no longer available

    What is included with a base unit?

    Win10 Pro, Intel Core i5-7300U 2.60GHz, vPro, 13.1" XGA Touch, 16GB(8+8), 256GB SSD, Intel Wi-Fi, TPM 2.0, Bluetooth, Dual Pass (Ch1:none/Ch2:selectable), No PC/Expresscard, Emissive Backlit Keyboard, DVD, Flat

    Product Overview

    Panasonic 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 TOUGHBOOK 31 models with a LCD film protector pre-installed. The TOUGHBOOK 31 comes loaded with Windows® 10 Pro only but continues to offer both an i5 version and an i7 version.  However, please be advised that the TOUGHBOOK 31 will no longer offer a webcam, an expresscard slot, or a PC Card slot.

    Additional Details

    • Windows® 10 Pro 64-bit
    • Intel® Core™ i5-7300U vPro™ Processor -or-
    • Intel® Core™ i7-7600U vPro™ processor
    • USB 3.0 (x 1), USB 2.0 (x 3) Type A
    • Standard WLAN and Bluetooth
    • Serial, TPM v2.0, HDMI, VGA, SD card (SDXC)
    • Standard long life Li-Ion battery pack (10.65V, typical 8550mAh)

    Integrated Options

    • Dedicated GPS (u-blox NEO-M8N)
    • 2nd LAN
    • Insertable SmartCard CAC reader
    • Media bay 2nd battery
    • 4G LTE-Advanced multi carrier mobile broadband with satellite GPS

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    PLEASE BE ADVISED:  Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptops and tablets, accessories and related mounting equipment are enterprise solutions that are typically custom-built to order and thus carry a lead time of anywhere from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 months. Please note that online orders where expedited shipping is selected do NOT mean that a specific product is in stock and will ship right away. It simply means we will ship via the selected method when the product is available to ship. We can only confirm availability over the phone or online chat.  Availability changes daily if not hourly.  While we do our best to have a wide variety of TOUGHBOOK models and accessories in stock, this particular supply chain is challenging and we ask that customers please confirm availability with us on the phone when time is a priority. Additionally, expedited shipping will not apply to multiple items that might have multiple lead times and ship dates. It is typically applying to the main item of an order. Again, please call us ASAP at 877-532-8088 to discuss urgent needs and expedited shipping.


    Due to restrictions set by the manufacturer and their distributors, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK computers and accessories cannot be returned. Customers should refuse delivery of any visibly damaged packages. Any non-visible damage must be reported immediately to Defective or malfunctioning units must be handled directly with Panasonic at 1-800-LAPTOP5 (800-527-867). Potential exceptions to this return policy can only be arranged prior to purchasing the product and only with the explicit consent of a sales representative who is firmly aware of all extenuating circumstances. Returns will not be accepted by without a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA). Returned items lacking an RMA will be refused or sent back to the customer at the customer’s expense. Shipping and handling charges are always non-refundable.  Approved returns will almost always include a 20% restocking fee.  We are not intending to be difficult to work with and value our customer's business.  However, Panasonic TOUGHBOOK devices, all related accessories, and vehicle mounting solutions are not normal consumer products.  These are custom-built, made-to-order solutions that are NON-RETURNABLE.  Please contact us at 877-532-8088 with any questions or concerns regarding this return policy.


    All new Panasonic TOUGHBOOK devices sourced from authorized dealers are protected from manufacturing defects for three years. The standard warranty includes a priority parts exchange program and repair service at no cost with overnight shipping to and from Panasonic included. Panasonic’s standard warranty (often referred to as “TOUGHBOOK Preferred”) also includes lifetime technical support directly with Panasonic at 1-800-LAPTOP-5. In addition, TOUGHBOOK end-users have online access to drivers, first-aid disks, BIOS updates, tools, utilities, and manuals.  Panasonic's Standard Manufacturer's Warranty does NOT cover accidental damage of any kind.


    All new batteries, whether included in the original TOUGHBOOK purchase or acquired as an accessory after the fact, are covered under warranty for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Replacement batteries supplied to a customer under warranty are only covered through the end date of the original purchase.


    Extends original standard warranty (minus the battery) through 4 or 5 years.


    While the standard warranty covers anything that happens to your TOUGHBOOK under normal operations (meaning manufacturer’s defects), it does NOT cover accidental damage of any kind. It is a common misconception that MIL-STD-rated laptops like a Toughbook are warranted for damage within a parameter like a 6ft drop. Meaning if you drop your TOUGHBOOK from 3 feet and it breaks then it is covered by the standard warranty. This is NOT correct. It is impossible for Panasonic to know if it were 3 inches or 3 stories. The only way to be covered from accidental damage is to purchase a Protection Plus or Ultimate Care warranty upgrade. Protection Plus covers one major component failure per year and is limited to one complete device replacement during the warranty period.


    Ultimate Care is essentially unlimited Protection Plus. This means Panasonic will fix or replace your TOUGHBOOK an unlimited number of times within the upgraded warranty period. It does not apply in the case of natural disasters (think hurricane or fire) as well as theft/loss and intentional damage (you as the customer trying to upgrade an internal component when you shouldn’t). 


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