Rugged Laptops

  • Video: Durabook D15TS review (spoiler: it fails)

    Video: Durabook D15TS review (spoiler: it fails)

    Durabook sent over one of their semi-rugged notebooks for testing and we had a whole series of test planned. However, the notebook failed the first and most basic test: a 2 foot drop. We initially planned to let a group of toddlers play with it, and even run it over with a Suzuki GSXR 600 sport bike. The fun stopped with the drop though. Thankfully, we got it on video, which is after the… Read More

  • Latitude E6400 XFR from Dell is rugged and thick

    Latitude E6400 XFR from Dell is rugged and thick

    Are you in the army? Or maybe you like to check your mail under a lavina. Dells E6400 XFR will endure harsh environments, such as drop tests, sea fog, temperature extremes, thermal shock and explosive environments. Read More

  • General Dynamics Gets Rugged

    General Dynamics Gets Rugged

    If, however, you are actually planning to scale Mt. Everest, you might want to look into the 6 pound, 8 ounce GoBook XR-1 from General Dynamics. It features an Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz and various memory and hard drive configurations in a case designed to withstand the most torturous situations, and General Dynamics is a defense contractor, so they actually design torturous situations. Read More