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Rugged PC: Getac S400
The new Getac S400 was just released by Getac Inc. a manufacturer specialized in rugged computers. This 14 inch semi-rugged notebook packs a punch support both the Intel i3 processor and Intel i5 processor. The screen produces 700 NITS featuring a multitouch display that is glove friendly and water resistant. While the keyboard is also water resistant the keys are backlit making them easy to see in dark environment; behind that keyboard the S400 supported by Getac’s new KryptoShell™ body ..
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Rugged Notebooks Announces Eagle Rugged Laptop Series
Rugged Notebooks, a leading provider of ruggedized portable computers and handheld devices for over 10 years, today announced the Eagle series rugged notebook for public safety, military and other demanding work environments starting at $1,695. Meeting FBI user-authentication guidelines for computers accessing National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data, the Eagle notebook features a biometric fingerprint reader and SmartCard (CAC) reader.   The Eagle series also includes A..
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Rugged Laptop PCs: A Laptop that Survives College
Rugged Notebooks RNB Eagle. Professionals employed in rough-and-harsh work environments such as utilities, law enforcement and military understand the need for a rugged laptop, but what about the average consumer? Are there reasons for them to consider buying a Rugged Notebook™ PC? We believe so. One way to look at it is the popular SUV. These are “ruggedized” cars. Do people need a four-wheel drive, fortified truck for taking kids to soccer practice? Not generally but they do when ..
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Illinois Agency Upgrades to Rugged Laptop PCs
As an alternative to standard personal notebooks, the Village of Oakwood Hills, Ill., chose Rugged Notebooks s ' Eagle rugged laptop that wasn't as costly as other fully ruggedized laptops for law enforcement or military use. "In law enforcement, ruggedized laptops need to be the perfect blend of durability and meeting the budgetary constraints that this economy has put every village under," according to Commander Peter Goldman for the Village of Oakwood Hills police department. Rugge..
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Rugged PC Review of the Rugged Notebooks Eagle
Rugged Notebooks   - Article from Rugged PC Review Bargain-priced, well-made, high-performance semi-rugged notebook (by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer; photography by Carol Cotton) There was a time a quarter of a century ago when a good notebook computer cost US$6,000 or more, and people happily paid those hefty buckets of pre-inflation dollars for the privilege of taking (lugging, really) their computers on the road. Amazingly, computers are one of the few things that have be..
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Ruggedized Laptop PCs are not just for industrial use anymore
There was a time when ruggedized laptops and tablet PCs were too costly and impractical for the general public to use in their everyday commute to the office or for adventure enthusiasts to take one on a safari exploration. Today portable computers and derivatives of that technology, whether smart phones or Apple iPads™, are becoming an indispensable part of our everyday lifestyle. Our precious data, contacts and information need to be protected from vanishing from hard drives embedded ..
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Rugged Notebooks Laptop PC: Wade Ford of Atlanta Georgia
“I knew there had to be other rugged notebooks out there besides the Toughbook. I had heard of Dell having one, but again it was too expensive. Rugged Notebooks’ Eagle pretty much fit the bill for what I needed. For the price of one Toughbook, I could get two Eagles!” “The price-point was the biggest deal, and the fact that it was rugged. The only thing extra thing I purchased was the touch screens, which the technicians really seemed to like,” explained Tackett. “They like th..
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 Rugged Notebooks Laptop PC: Oakwood Hills Police Department
“In law enforcement, ruggedized laptops need to be the perfect blend of durability and meeting the budgetary constraints that this economy has put every village under.” "We’ve seen zero problems or any concerns with having these permanently mounted in the vehicle," stated Cmdr. Goldman. "The fact that the monitor door is opened and closed on a regular basis—we’ve seen no wear in that aspect either. And if occasionally someone drops something on the lid by accident when it is shu..
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 Rugged Notebooks Laptop PC: LimeStone County Sheriff
"Originally everyone looked at the Panasonic Toughbook, but those are way expensive,” Lt. Cox said. “So we were looking for an alternative that was going to meet our budgetary needs." "I looked at pretty much every provider there was for ruggedized laptops: Dell, and all the other major brands, and none of them had the type of solution that we were looking for, that was going to work for us, until we came across Rugged Notebooks," said Lt. Cox.   "The way it saved us mone..
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Trimble Introduces The Ranger 3 Rugged Computer
On January 26, 2011 Trimble MCS announced the next generation of the Trimble® Ranger™ outdoor rugged handheld computer. The Ranger 3 rugged computer replaces the Ranger X rugged computer and is substantially more powerful, with more integrated features.   The Ranger 3 handheld integrates features and processing power that customers and software developers are looking for to support advanced applications and mobile computing solutions.   The Ranger 3 computer stand..
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Rugged Laptop PCs: Government Agencies May Save Jobs Buying Used
Times are tough all over Current economic challenges and budget shortfalls are causing law enforcement and other public agencies to look for inventive ways to equip their officers and agents with the technology they desperately need to be effective. Innovative solutions needed Federal, state and local agencies of all kinds are turning to alternative sources to meet their Mobile Data Terminal needs under these constrained economic conditions. The X500 combines extreme durability, ultra fas..
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CNN tests out Rugged Notebooks
"As the laptop computer continues to grow from a leisure-time convenience to a work-time necessity, people are finding they need them pretty much everywhere -- on a plane, at a favorite lunch spot, even at the beach. But what if sand jams up the works, the bellman drops it, or you slosh coffee on it?   New computers from Rugged Notebooks aim to be the SUV of laptops by withstanding heat, water, a tumble off a table and even precocious four-year-old kids. We put it to the test..
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Rigorous Reconditioning on our Rugged Laptop PCs
To fully assure that Rugged Notebooks customers receive the highest quality, each laptop computer undergoes a complete recondition­ing and any required “new parts” are installed. For example, LCD screens that do not test as sharp, and that cannot be repaired or replaced, are moved out from the line. Units that are not in “like-new” condition (and can’t be brought back) are des­ignated according to the cosmetic conditions present. Even though hard drives may have been erased by..
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Rugged Notebooks' refurbished laptop PCs help declining budgets
Rugged Notebooks Inc., a leading provider of high-end ruggedized notebook computers and related electronic equipment, has unbeatable pricing and support for refurbished Panasonic Toughbooks. Law enforcement and other public agencies are increasingly turning to alternative sources to meet their Mobile Data Terminal needs in these constrained economic conditions. Rugged Notebooks is proving to be one of those sources. Buying pre-owned and refur­bished Toughbooks is helping small munici..
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Panasonic Toughbook 31: The Best Rugged Laptop
Why it's best: Panasonic's Toughbook 31 takes 'rugged' to a whole new level. Looking more like a rugged briefcase than a laptop, the Toughbook 31 blends supreme ruggedness with outstanding performance, thanks to Intel's latest Core i3 or i5 processors and 2GB of RAM standard. The Toughbook 31 boasts MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, and IP65 certifications, and can withstand repeated 6-foot drops without sustaining damage. Locking port covers keep dust out of the sensitive internals, and allow the ..
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Review of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 Rugged Laptop PC
Latest version of a pioneering design with upgraded electronics and an outdoor-viewable display 
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer) Note: In January of 2009, Panasonic updated the Toughbook CF-30 to the latest CF-30K version. This included a switch from the Intel Core 2 Duo L7500 to the ultra low voltage Core 2 Duo SL9300 with vPro(TM) technology that potentially enhances security. Standard memory doubled to 2GB and the standard hard disk capacity also doubled to 160GB (SSDs are now optional..
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Rugged Notebooks in El Campo, TX
El Campo, TX is located 70 miles southwest of Houston. The city has a population of approximately 12,000 residents, the largest in Wharton County. The jurisdictional limits encompass sixplus square miles and 1 mile territorial.  According to Chief Terry Marek, the El Campo, TX Police Department has 29 fulltime sworn officers and two parttime reserve officers. Its civilian support staff has 43 employees.  El Campo PD’s Communications Division manages calls for Police, Fire,..
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Rugged Notebooks' Rugged PCs at the EMS Expo in Dallas
Durable, 'rugged' computer unveiled at EMS Expo in Dallas Rugged Notebooks showed off the durability and strength of the ARMOR X10gx Rugged Tablet in an eye-catching demonstration By Jamie ThompsonEMS1 Senior Editor Photo Rugged Notebooks The ARMOR X10gx is put through its paces DALLAS - Being able to set yourself apart from the other exhibits is always a challenge at trade shows – but Rugged Notebooks rose to the task at EMS Expo in Dallas. On the trade show floor, the comp..
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Motion Computing C5t Rugged Clinical Tablet PC
  Rugged, Powerful and Highly Mobile From the hospital to home care, the Motion C5t’s rugged laptop design can handle the toughest conditions. With Gorilla® Glass for superior display protection and a dual-touch enabled (Touch and Pen input), AFFS+ LED Backlight display, users get the best clinical tablet PC viewing experience available. The C5t is now available for EMR and EHR application with the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 vPro™ processor to offer uncomp..
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 Rugged Notebooks For Rugged Fields
  Itronix GD 6000, 8000 & 8200 If you're in an industry that requires you to use a laptop in less-than-optimal situations--such as on an oil rig, in a mining shaft or under enemy fire--you need a ruggedized laptop PC. Three new models from Itronix definitely deserve a look. The GD 6000, GD 8000 and GD 8200 has Intel's new i7 2.2GHz processor with turbo boost up to 2.9GHz, built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless connectivity, 4G LTE, 4GB of RAM (expandable to 8GB), a 320GB hard drive..
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 Getac S400 Rugged Laptop
  Portable computing is a growing trend, but with that trend comes the risks to the equipment that is constantly being moved around. Falls from a table, drops from a computer bag or even spills from a drink can cause hundreds of dollars in damage. To address these minor accidents and the resulting repair bills, manufacturers such as Getac are introducing semi-rugged portables. The Getac S400 is a semi-rugged but yet a very robust notebook computer system offered by Rugged Notebooks. ..
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USA Today on Rugged Notebooks' Laptop PCs
  Just how rugged is the Rover rugged laptop from Rugged Notebooks? The company says users have dropped it, spilled drinks on it and cleaned it off under running water - with no ill effects. The notebook's durable design includes a spill-proof keyboard and magnesium casing behind the liquid crystal display (LCD) and under the keyboard. The $3599 model has a 13.3 inch super bright 1000 nits touch display, an i7, 2.0-gigahertz Intel mobile processor, a 320-gigabyte shock-resistant hard..
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Getac B300 Rugged Laptop PC
Getac B300 Rugged Notebook One look at Getac’s beefed up 7.7-pound B300 makes it clear this rugged laptop is designed to take a beating. Eight rubber bumpers cover each corner of its gray magnesium alloy case. A large metal clasp keeps the rugged laptop shut and rubber seals protect the ports from the elements. Inside, the Getac B300 employs a super bright 1400 nits sunlight-readable display and a keyboard made from a seamless waterproof rubber membrane. An intel i5 & i7 2.5GHz-3.2G..
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Rugged Laptop PC Test: The SUV of laptops?
As the laptop computer continues to grow from a leisure-time convenience to a work-time necessity, people are finding they need them pretty much everywhere -- on a plane, at a favorite lunch spot, even at the beach. But what if sand jams up the works, the bellman drops it, or you slosh coffee on it? +Getac rugged laptop from Rugged Notebooks aim to be the SUV of laptops by withstanding heat, water, a tumble off a table and even precocious four-year-old kids. We put it to the test. Is Your..
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Rugged Notebooks Laptop PC: Crescent City PD
"We purchased 5 Rough Rider laptops for Public Safety from RuggedNotebooks.com. We use the notebook computers to retrieve information via wireless communication from the state capital to the field on criminal records, outstanding warrants and tickets. Rugged notebooks offered the features we were looking for at the best price with an extended warranty no one else would offer. To date, after sale support has met our expectations."   Fritz Luddeman  Computer GIS Tech..
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