Best Fully Rugged Laptops of 2016

Rugged laptops are built for much more than just surviving stress tests, these purpose-built durable laptops are equipped to survive the roughest and harshest of environments. The following list of best selling fully rugged laptops will offer many custom features not found on consumer laptops today. You might be wondering what factors play in determining a laptop is rugged or not, here are some of the advanced features only found in ruggedized PC’s: Water Resistance — a measure in performance ability of a rugged laptop upon exposure to different moisture and water levels. Shock Resistance — a drop surface defined as a plywood 2-inch thick over a steel plate – drop distance is 36 inches. After every drop, laptops are inspected and a function check is performed after each drop. Temperature Resistance — from extreme heat to arctic conditions these fully rugged laptops will perform without hesitation. Vibration Resistance — fully rugged laptops are regularly used around other equipment and in vehicles, therefore, they are capable of standing up to continuous vibration. Spills and Dust — the ports and modules on fully rugged laptops are all sealed behind hinged door or flaps, and the keyboards are sealed by a membrane that’s fully waterproof.

Best Fully Rugged Laptops of 2016

  1. Panasonic Toughbook 31

    Panasonic Toughbook 31

    The Panasonic Toughbook® 31, also referred to as the CF-31, is a reliable ultra-rugged laptop offering the highest performance in its class along with the world's most durable design. With unrivaled ruggedness, drop shock protection (can sustain a drop from up to six feet) and certification exceeding MIL-STD-810G, the Toughbook 31 is an undeniable leader in the fully rugged laptop computer category. Its Intel® Core™ i5 processor combined with available discrete graphics deliver desktop-class performance and greatly enhanced video and graphics

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
    Processor: Intel Core i5-5300U vPro 2.3GHz
    Storage: 500GB 7200rpm shock-mounted flex-connect hard drive with quick-release
    Memory: 4GB SDRAM (DDR3-1600MHz) standard
    Display: 13.1" XGA touchscreen
    Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC7265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR (Class 1), dual pass-through antenna (user-selectable)
    Keyboard: Emissive backlit
    Battery: Lithium ion, battery op: 18hrs
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G and IP65

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    Regular Price $4,099.00 Special Price $3,799.00
  2. Durabook R8300

    Durabook R8300

    The Durabook R8300 fully rugged notebook is small and lightweight. It is designed for the toughest users and tested to military extremes, including temperature extremes, humidity, vibration, dust, drops, and spills. It is an ideal rugged notebook for military personnel, first responders, and field service technicians in industries such as utilities, telecommunications, and cable.

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
    Memory: 8GB DDR4
    Hard Drive: 500GB HDD
    Display: 13.3" XGA LED-backlit, outdoor-viewable display with touchscreen
    Wireless: 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2
    Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD/RW
    Battery: 9 cell Lithium Ion 7800mAH
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Other: Fingerprint Reader, Smart Card Reader, PCMCIA Slot, TPM Security, 2 Lan(RJ45), VGA Port
    Warranty: 3 year warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    Regular Price $3,199.00 Special Price $2,999.00
  3. Getac B300 Rugged Notebook Computer

    Getac B300 Rugged Notebook Computer

    The Getac B300 fully rugged notebook computer is truly a road warrior. This laptop's standard configuration includes many impressive features such as a sunlight viewable display, Intel® Core™ i5 2.3GHz processor and 4GB RAM for amazing speed and efficiency, Bluetooth® and 802.11ac WiFi for connectivity, a backlit keyboard for working in dark environments, and a 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty! 

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Processor: Intel i5-6200U 2.3GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR4 RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB hard drive
    Display: 13.3" XGA (700 nit) sunlight viewable
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: WLAN 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2 class 1
    Optical Drive: Not included
    Battery: Lithium-Ion Smart battery; up to 15 hours battery life
    Other Included: Fingerprint reader, PCMCIA Type II + Express Card/54 Card reader, backlight keyboard
    Warranty: 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    Regular Price $3,209.00 Special Price $2,749.00