Rugged laptops are designed for work in extreme conditions. Common ruggedness characteristics of these mobile computers are drop resistance, spill resistance, and protection against dust, as well as outdoor viewable displays, and built-in handles.
The Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 is a new member of the family of 3rd Generation Intel Core “Ivy Bridge”-powered laptops. The 14-inch CF-53 is the first known ruggedized Ivy Bridge notebook and the updated CF-53JALBY1M model we spotted on a couple of online retailers includes the i5-3220 dual-core chip. Details are thin, but the product pages [...]
Lenovo has put on sale this week the ThinkPad X130e, a 11.6-inch ruggedized ultraportable for the education market. Aimed at K-12 students, the ThinkPad X130e has a durable chassis with a top cover rubber bumper, spill-resistant keyboard, and strengthened corners, hinges, and screen bezel. The laptop is available with AMD or Intel processors with their [...]
Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-H2 (or just H2) rugged tablet PC for mobile workers is now available for US customers. Besides a 10.1-inch 1024×768 sunlight-viewable display supporting both touchscreen and digitizer input, the Windows 7 Pro-based CF-H2 features the latest Intel Core i5-2557M vPro ultra-low voltage processor, which enabled a fan-less design of the tablet.
Panasonic has upgraded the Toughbook CF-C1 12.1-inch convertible laptop with the new Intel Core processor.
Panasonic has updated the Toughbook 19 (CF-19) 10.1-inch fully-rugged convertible tablet PC with the latest Intel “Sandy Bridge” processor, a new display option, and increased hard drive and RAM.
Lenovo’s new ultra-slim 13.3-inch notebook – the ThinkPad X1 series – is now available. The business-use ruggedized ultraportable has 0.84-inch thin profile and starts at 3.7 pounds. It’s the thinnest laptop in the ThinkPad lineup and meets 8 military ruggedness standards. The configurations sold via Lenovo.com are powered by Intel’s 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M or 2.1GHz [...]
Panasonic has unveiled the Toughbook 53 semi-rugged laptop, featuring a 14″ screen with optional touch input support, Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors, and optional 4G connectivity. The new Toughbook sports a magnesium alloy case with handle and has passed MIL-STD-810G tests, surviving drops from 30-inch height on six faces. It has a spill-resistant keyboard with backlight, [...]
Dell has made available for US customers the recently launched Precision M4600 and Precision M6600 mobile workstations, featuring the latest high-end Intel processors, professional video cards from AMD and Nvidia, and advanced display options. The 15.6-inch M4600 and 17.3″ M6600 ship with the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 Extreme quad-core processors, AMD FirePro Mobility and [...]
Lenovo has put on sale the ThinkPad T420s 14-inch business notebook, a slimmer and lighter version of the standard T420.
Hewlett-Packard has refreshed the EliteBook mobile workstation line with the release of the 14-inch HP Elitebook 8460w, 15.6″ 8560w, and 17.3″ 8760w. The new laptops for engineers and content creators are based on Intel’s Second Generation Core i5 an i7 processors and include the Nvidia Quadro or ATI FirePro professional-class video cards, as well as [...]
Samsung has released the Series 2, Series 4, and Series 6 business laptops, featuring the 2nd Generation Intel Core processors, dedicated video cards in select models with Nvidia Optimus switchable GPU technology, and improved ruggedness in some models.
The HP EliteBook 8560p is a newly designed 15.6-inch business-rugged notebook, based on the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core “Sandy Bridge” processors. The EliteBook 8560p has a platinum-colored case with a “bead-blast” finish and an aluminum-alloy hinge. The chassis meets MIL-STD 810G military-standards for drop, vibration, dust, humidity, altitude, and high temperature.
Hewlett-Packard has announced their business notebook laptop lineup for 2011, including ten new HP EliteBook and ProBook models with 2nd Generation Intel Core “Sandy Bridge” processors. The 14-inch EliteBook 8460p and 15.6-inch EliteBook 8560p belong to higher-end professional laptop offerings and have business-rugged HP DuraCase chassis that meets MIL-STD 810G military-standard. The laptops include a [...]
Dell has announced its 2011 business PC lineup, including new laptops, tablets and mobile workstations. The refreshed Dell Latitude line includes the Latitude E5420 and E5520 notebooks for budget-minded customers, the business-rugged Latitude E6520, E6420, E6320, E6220, and E6420 ATG laptops, all with MIL-STD tested Tri-Metal cases and durable displays, and the Latitude XT3 convertible [...]
GammaTech has released the D12C rugged convertible laptop, featuring a 12.1″ touch screen and the Intel Core i5-540UM processor. The GammaTech D12C is drop, shock, spill and dust resistant and meets MIL-STD-810G standards.