You just won't believe the kind of abuse this laptop can take
No wonder the fully-rugged TOUGHBOOK series is the favorite for military, law enforcement and EMS everywhere. It just keeps going!
The fully-rugged TOUGHBOOK 31 and TOUGHBOOK 19 are some of the most sought after laptops on planet Earth. From the hardened magnesium-alloy casing, to all sealed ports, shock-resistant internals, industrial grade joints to extreme weather resistance, ultra-bright daylight viewable screen, robust wireless components, modular design and impressive battery life, this laptop is simply ready for the road. No wonder it has received the MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certification with honors.
Packing under its belt a well-engineered motherboard along with powerful Intel Core i5 (or the upgraded Core i7) processor and up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, this laptop is not only rugged, but will also compete with the common business class laptop when it comes to performance, stability and reliability.
The TOUGHBOOK 31 and TOUGHBOOK 19 can be equipped with industry standard 4G/LTE module for internet on the go, a fingerprint scanner for added security, and a GPS module for road navigation, charting, plotting among other things - all fit internally and seamlessly.
It is worth noting though, that these 2 models are not meant for advanced gaming or graphic design. While the Intel HD Graphics chip onboard is powerful enough for everyday use, running 3D games and graphic design applications on these models can get you frustrated quickly. The sound is loud and clear but nothing to write home about. And be ready for some good workout hauling them around, especially the TOUGHBOOK 31 with gross weight of over 10 lbs.
Who could use this kind of laptop
Many industries can make use of this beast of a laptop, including:
- Auto repair
- Diesel engine diagnostics
- Marine ops
- Water sports
- and more..
But what about the price tag?
Many of our customers breathe the sigh of relief when they learn about fully rugged laptops for the first time. One of the most common phrases we keep hearing over and over is "You have no idea how many expensive laptops we go through every year".
But we do. We have a pretty good idea. Office laptops can be of very high quality (and price) but they're not designed for use in harsh conditions like for instance on a fire truck, or in a auto repair shop. And when it breaks, it could cost you top dollar to repair, so you simply toss it in the trash can and buy another one. Think of all the hassle that you will go through just waiting for that replacement laptop, let alone having to deal with data transfers, and worse even, application transfer.
So while the fully rugged TOUGHBOOK comes with a higher initial investment, it will save you lots of money and headaches in the long run. Definitely worth every penny.
What makes this laptop even more attractive is the fact that it's designed with service in mind. Almost every piece is replaceable and readily available in the market. The genius engineering of this rugged laptop makes it a breeze for anyone with some computer background to service and replace parts. Nothing is overly complicated or permanently fixed (spare the processor and the graphics chip) unlike the majority of modern laptops.
This is the type of equipment that grows to be your best friend.