Overview
Many home and building inspectors are converting their paper forms to computerized forms. However, most inspectors still want to be able to handwrite notes on these forms. Rugged Tablet PC’s allow them to do both. Rugged Tablet PC’s are different from conventional tablet PC’s in that they have daylight viewable displays, are protected against drops and are fully sealed against the outside elements.
Top Features
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Sunlight viewable screens
  • Protected Against Drops & Liquid Spills
  • Optional Vehicle Mounted

Best Rugged Computers for Home & Building Inspection

  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 $1,299.00
  2. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

    Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

    The rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablet PC (also known as the FZ-G1) runs the Windows Professional operating system and is an ideal productivity tool for mobile workers. The Toughpad FZ-G1 weighs only 2.4 pounds and is designed to MIL-STD-810G and to IP65 specifications to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. 

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U 2.40GHz
    Memory: 8GB RAM
    Storage: 256GB Solid State Drive
    Display: 10.1" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 with LED backlighting; 10-point capacitive multi touch + digitizer daylight-readable screen – 800 nit
    Wireless: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v4.1, Classic mode/ Low Energy mode, Class 1, Dual high-gain antenna pass-through
    Cameras: 8MP rear camera with auto focus and LED light & webcam with microphone
    Battery: Li-Ion battery pack (11.1 V, 4200 mAh (typ.), 4080 mAh (min.) )
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G and IP65

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    Regular Price $2,899.00 Special Price $2,749.00
  3. Getac S400

    Getac S400

    The Getac S400 is one of the most durable semi-rugged notebook computers on the market. It was developed specifically for utilities, public safety, field service, and military applications. It features Getac's KryptoShell™ body which allows the S400 to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards for temperature, shock, vibration, and drops from up to 2.5 feet. 

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Processor: Intel Core i3-4110M 2.6GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB Shock Mounted Hard Drive
    Display: 14" WXGA (1366 x 768) TFT Sunlight Readable LCD
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: 802.11ac, Bluetooth
    Battery: 10.8V,8700mAh Li-Ion Smart Battery
    Optical Drive: Not Included
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty - Protects all major system components
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP5X

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    Regular Price $1,599.00 Special Price $1,499.00
  4. Trimble Ranger 3

    Trimble Ranger 3

    The Ranger is a fully rugged handheld computer and built to withstand the demands of working outdoors. It meets demanding military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP67 rating, meaning the Ranger handheld PC is completely sealed against dust, and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes. This rugged handheld computer is truly ready for the outdoors!

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: AM3715 Sitara ARM Cortex at 800 MHz
    Memory: 256MB RAM
    Hard Drive: 8GB On-Board Flash
    Display: 4.2 inch (10.6 cm) landscape VGA display, sunlight readable color TFT, Resistive touchscreen
    Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS receiver
    Integrated tools: Electronic compass and accelerometer
    Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Pack; up to 30 hours of battery life
    Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.5
    Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP67

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    Regular Price $2,999.00 Special Price $2,599.00
  5. Trimble Yuma 2

    Trimble Yuma 2

    The Trimble® Yuma® 2 rugged tablet computer is designed for ease of use and high performance mobility with everything users expect from a tablet computer — along with the confidence that it will perform flawlessly, no matter where the workplace may be. 

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: Intel Atom N2600 dual-core 1.6GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR3 DRAM
    Hard Drive: 64GB Solid State Hard Drive
    Display: 7" widescreen 1024x600 WSVGA sunlight readable
    Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS receiver
    Battery: Dual hot-swappable Lithium-ion batteries, 7.5 V, 3000 mAh, 22 Wh
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
    Other: Accelerometer, electronic compass, 5MP camera
    Warranty: 12-month standard warranty
    Rugged Rating: IP65, MIL-STD-810G
    Color: Yellow

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    Regular Price $2,995.00 Special Price $2,849.00
  6. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

    Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

    The rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet PC runs the Windows operating system and is an ideal productivity tool for mobile workers. The Toughpad FZ-M1 weighs only 1.2 pounds and is designed to MIL-STD-810G and to IP65 specifications to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. 

     

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
    Processor: Intel Core m5-6Y57 1.10GHz, vPro
    Memory: 8GB RAM
    Storage: 256GB Solid State Drive
    Display: 7" WXGA 1280 x 800 with LED backlighting; 10-point capacitive multi-touch, daylight-readable screen – 500 nit
    Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless AC7260 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0 (Class 1) + EDR
    Cameras: 720p webcam with mic; 8MP rear camera with auto focus and LED light
    Battery: Li-Ion battery pack (7.2V, typical 3220mAh, minimum 3120mAh), Bridge Battery
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G and IP65

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    Regular Price $2,749.00 Special Price $2,649.00
  7. Xplore XSLATE R12

    Xplore XSLATE R12

    The Xplore XSLATE R12 is a sleek and lightweight rugged tablet PC with innovative accessories that are made for incomparable efficiency and unbeatable productivity in public safety, construction, and field service. Equipped with Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processors, 128GB to 512GB solid state drives, and optimized for mobility, the R12 is also ideal for a desktop replacement.

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional, 64-Bit
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U, 2.3GHz with turbo frequency to 2.8 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 2 cores (4 threads)
    Memory: 8GB DDR4 2133 MHz SDRAM memory
    Storage: 128GB solid state drive
    Display: 12.5"  (1920 x 1080) Full HD, 800Nit, with View Anywhere Technology
    Communications: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi plus  Bluetooth® 4.2
    Camera: 8.0 Megapixel camera (rear-facing), 2.0 Megapixel camera (front-facing)
    Battery: Up to 9 Hour Battery Life - Hot swappable Lithium Ion Standard battery with  45WHr capacity
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty

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    Regular Price $2,649.00 Special Price $2,599.00
  8. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2

    Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2

    The fully rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 is a powerful tool delivering outstanding durability in a lightweight portable form factor. The Toughpad FZ-A2 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and Android for Work’s enterprise security built-in for exceptional protection. The Toughpad FZ-A2 is the ideal rugged tablet solution for field workers, warehouse and distribution, retail, and home healthcare workers required to meet HIPAA standards for enhanced data and privacy protection.  

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
    Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8550 1.44 GHz up to 2.4 GHz
    Memory: 4GB SDRAM
    Storage: 32GB eMMC
    Display: 10.1" WUXGA 1920x1200 LED backlighting - 10 finger multi touch (2 finger in rain sensing mode) daylight-readable screen
    Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
    Battery: Standard 9-hour with hot-swap battery
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G and IP65

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    Regular Price $2,187.00 Special Price $1,887.00
  9. DT Research DT301

    DT Research DT301

    The DT301 rugged tablet from DT Research features the integration of a brilliant 10.1" capacitive touch screen and a high performance, energy-efficient Intel processor within a slim, lightweight, durable package. With a built-in SmartCard/CAC reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, as well as optional camera, barcode scanner, RFID reader, and 4G mobile broadband connection, this robust tablet offers seamless information capture and transmission for improved workflow. It is rated IP65, MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-461F certifiedf or reliable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments.

     

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
    Processor: Intel Celeron
    Memory: 4GB RAM
    Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive
    Display: 10.1" capacitive touch display
    Communication: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band; Bluetooth 4.0
    Optical Drive: Not included
    Battery: Internal 7.2V, 6150mAh (hot-swappable battery)
    Warranty: One-year warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    Regular Price $1,665.00 Special Price $1,459.00
  10. DT Research DT311

    DT Research DT311

    The DT311 Rugged Tablet features the integration of a brilliant 11.6" capacitive touch screen and a high performance, energy-efficient Intel Celeron processor within a slim, lightweight, durable package. With built-in smart card/CAC reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as well as option for front/back cameras, barcode scanner, RFID reader, mobile broadband connection, this robust tablet offers seamless information capture and transmission for improved workflow. Rated IP65, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F as well as HERO certified, and with wide temperature range (-4 °F to 140 °F), the DT311C Rugged Tablet provides reliable operation in harsh, mission-critical environments.

     

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional
    Processor: Intel Celeron
    Memory: 4GB RAM
    Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive
    Display: 11.6" capacitive touch display
    Communication: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band; Bluetooth 4.0
    Optical Drive: Not included
    Battery: Internal 7.2V, 6150mAh (hot-swappable battery)
    Warranty: One-year warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    Regular Price $1,832.00 Special Price $1,699.00