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Most PCs are built to last. They can take the occasional bump and bruise, a bit of water spilled across the keyboard, and some jostling in a backpack. But what if you need something sturdier? Something that can be dropped, soaked, or dragged through the mud?
Then you need a ruggedized PC. These things are built to work in the nastiest & toughest conditions and they’re often used by the military, law enforcement, and professionals in a wide variety of tough fields like construction and heavy industry.
To show you exactly how tough these PCs are, Lee Sabow and I shot a video where we put some of our favorite business-rugged and fully-rugged PCs to the test. Check it out:
Pretty impressive, right? Rugged PCs are a great choice if you’re hard on your gear. For reference, these are the PCs we beat up in today’s video:
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wow, and everyone is looking forward to IPad or whatever-pad. I was too until I watched this video...and for what they can be put through, you don't need a degree in demolition engineering to guess what my next gadget will be. I will go with Lenovo X220 as my current is laptop is Lenovo. Never change a winning formula.
My two boys walked in as I was watching this video. Now they've got it in their heads that they can play tennis and build sand castles with my laptops! Oh well, with them around I should probably only be using a ruggedized laptop anyway.
Wow, really they're so cool PCs.
They are fully protected PCs, I would like to get one like those :D
Mr.Troy God bless you with your kids :D
I actually prefer the Dell XFR to the Panasonic. Why isn't it listed here?
Great post on the variety and flexbility of a PC Ben, now gather up a bunch of PC tablets of varying capbilities and sizes and do a video about the AWESOMENESS of a PC Tablet, I'm sure you can do better than what I did.
@frankwick: The rugged XFR is a great PC - I just didn't have access to one for the shoot.
@TroyPatee: This sounds like the perfect excuse to make your old PC unusable so you can buy a new one!
I've noticed that I never see Macs in businesses really. They always use stuff like this. I wonder where the idea that "macs are superior" came from.
Good stuff guys,let the Macfags see this and tell us if a Mac can do
My Gateway NV53 which is a regular consumer PC,resist to water,ginger ale and Beer(i only know about those three coz whenever i'm on my PC i have one of those) which i frequently pour on my PC and its been working smooth for a year and a half
@Ben, here are some XFR photos. www.bowlesonline.com/dell-latitude-e6400-xfr-rugged-laptop
Hi Ben. Great videos. MobileDemand is another rugged tablet PC you might want to check out. We've also done some torture tests. See the tablet taking a spin in an industrial dryer and check out this version of making a salad "on" a tablet. We'd love to see what you could do with the xTablets.