"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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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. ..
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..
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..
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.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 Rugged Laptop PC is a workhorse rugged laptop that stands up to any harsh environment!
No matter whether in the field or down in the dirt, the durable Panasonic Toughbook 30 ™ is a rugged laptop that is built to take a beating. This brawny rugged laptop is encased in a magnesium alloy with durability designed into every seal, hinge and connector. As the industry's fastest fully rugged notebook, it's built for lightning-quick processing and wireless connecti..