Rugged Laptops

  • 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

    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

    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