Best Semi-Rugged Notebooks of 2016

Semi-rugged laptops or semi-rugged notebooks are typically commercial computers, with standard, off-the-shelf components, that have been purposely and significantly enhanced for rugged use. This ruggedization normally entails a magnesium case, a shock or gel-mounted hard disk drive and a spill-proof keyboard. A semi-rugged notebook typically withstands harsh temperatures as well as extreme vibration such as in a vehicle riding over rough terrain. It can also handle a certain amount of water on the keyboard. 

 You might be wondering where to start when selecting a semi-rugged laptop computer for your organization. That's exactly why we have created this list of the best semi-rugged notebook computers of 2016!


  1. Panasonic Toughbook 54

    Panasonic Toughbook 54

    The Toughbook 54 semi-rugged notebook from Panasonic boasts a 5th Generation Intel Core i5 vPro™ processor, 11 hours of battery life — 18 hours with an optional hot-swappable second battery — and a wide range of integrated options. The Toughbook 54 is a reliable and versatile tool for mobile workers in demanding markets such as video production, insurance, utilities, construction, field service, public safety, and government.

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Lite
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U 2.4GHz vPro with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
    Memory: 4GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400rpm Shock Mounted, Removable Hard Drive
    Display: 14.0" HD (720p) LED 1366 x 768 Anti-Glare
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR (Class 1)
    Battery: 8hrs (lightweight battery) 10.8V, typical 3220mAh, min. 3050mAh
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty with Preferred Service

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    Regular Price $1,499.00 Special Price $1,349.00
  2. Getac S410

    Getac S410

    The Getac S410 is a semi-rugged notebook designed to withstand the rigorous daily routine of today’s mobile professionals, including public safety officers, insurance adjustors, engineers and field service professionals. The Getac S410 semi-rugged notebook offers the highest levels of performance, flexibility, security, and durability in a form factor that is extremely thin and light.

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Processor: Intel Core i3-6100U 2.3GHz 3MB Intel® Smart Cache
    Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB Shock Mounted Hard Drive
    Display: 14" HD (1366 x 768) TFT LCD
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    Wireless: 802.11ac, Bluetooth
    Battery: 11.1V, 4200mAh Li-Ion Battery
    Optical Drive: Not Included
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty - Protects all major system components
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP51

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    Regular Price $1,349.00 Special Price $1,249.00
  3. Durabook S15AB

    Durabook S15AB

    The Durabook S15AB is a semi-rugged laptop with a large 15.6" display. The Durabook S15AB is designed and tested to withstand wide temperature fluctuations, vibration, and a 2.5-ft drop while remaining working in any tough environment. This rugged laptop is also equipped with a spill-proof keyboard to avoid any accidental liquid damage while working.

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Standard Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM
    Hard Drive: 1TB Hard Disk Drive
    Display: 15.6" HD (1920 x 1080) TFT LCD
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
    Security: SmartCard reader, TPM
    Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD/RW Drive
    Battery: 8.5 hours 7800mAh Li-Ion battery
    Camera: 2MP webcam Not standard on all models
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G

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    Regular Price $1,839.00 Special Price $1,655.00