Overview
Mobile computers are utilized in the construction industry for a variety of purposes. Often, the project foreman has a laptop in his truck that he/she can take onto the job site. Pulling up blueprints or project requirements, communicating with the office, on-site material management & timekeeping are typical mobile applications.
Top Features
  • Sunlight-viewable display
  • Protection against drops, water & dust
  • Protection against in-vehicle vibrations from rough roads

Best Rugged Computers for Construction

  1. Panasonic Toughbook 19

    Panasonic Toughbook 19

    The unique Panasonic Toughbook 19 fully rugged PC by Panasonic is a convertible-style computer that can be used as either a rugged notebook or as a rugged tablet. The Toughbook 19 is the perfect solution for someone that needs the functionality of both. With the release of a button the Toughbook 19 screen swivels to fold flat and converts from a laptop to a tablet.

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: Intel Core i5-3610UME, 2.70GHz

    Memory: 4GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB 7200rpm hard drive (shock-mounted flex-connect with quick-release)
    Display: 10.1 XGA Sunlight-viewable touchscreen
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: Intel WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, Dual Pass (Upper: WWAN / Lower: WLAN)
    Optical Drive: not included
    Battery: Li-Ion Battery Pack, 9-10 hour battery life
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: Mil-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, and IP65-compliant 

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    Regular Price $3,629.00 Special Price $3,249.00
  2. 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 7 Professional with Windows 8.1 Certificate of Authenticity
    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
  3. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1

    Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1

    The rugged 5-inch Panasonic Toughpad FZ-E1 handheld tablet runs the Windows Embedded Handset 8 operating system and is an ideal for use in the most demanding environments. The Toughpad FZ-E1 weighs less than one pound, and is designed to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. The FZ-E1 will survive a drop from 10-foot drops onto concrete and 30 minutes underwater at up a maximum depth of 1.5 meters.

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows® Embedded 8.1 Handheld
    Processor: Qualcomm® MSM8974AB 2.3GHz Quad-core
    Memory: 2GB
    Storage: 32GB
    Display: 5" high definition 1280 x 720 daylight-viewable display; 10-point capacitive multi touch daylight-readable screen with glove-touch mode – 2-500 nit
    Wireless: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0 (Class 1), NFC
    Cameras: 8MP rear camera with LED light & 1.3MP webcam with microphone
    Integrated: 2D Bar Laser (SE4750)
    Battery: Li-Ion battery pack 3.8V, 6200mAh
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G and IP65

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    Regular Price $2,029.00 Special Price $1,799.00
  4. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1

    Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1

    The fully rugged 4.7-inch Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 handheld is an all-in-one tool ready go when and where work may take you. The FZ-F1 deliverers industry leading performance along with a purpose-built design and rugged credentials that are exceptionally reliable, innovative and durable. Ideal for markets such as transportation and logistics, manufacturing, retail and healthcare, inventory management, shipping and receiving, delivery routing and parcel tracking, retail store line and barcode medication administration. 

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 10 loT Mobile Enterprise
    Processor: Qualcomm® MSM8974AB 2.3GHz Quad Core
    Memory: 2GB
    Storage: 16GB
    Display: 4.7" high definition 1280 x 720 daylight-viewable display; 10-point capacitive multi touch daylight-readable screen with glove-touch mode – 2-500 nit
    Wireless: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 (Class 1), NFC, GPS
    Cameras: Full HD 5MP webcam, Full HD 8MP rear camera with LED light
    Integrated: 1D/2D Barcode reader
    Battery: Li-Ion battery pack 3.8V, 3200mAh
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65, IP67

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    $1,799.00
  5. Getac PS336

    Getac PS336

    The Getac PS336 is a versatile fully rugged handheld PC built to stand up to the toughest working conditions. It is IP68 rated to protect against dust and water, and military-grade MIL-STD-810G certified to withstand temperature, altitude, and humidity extremes, as well as vibration and shock. The PS336 rugged handheld weighs a mere 18 ounces and is compact enough to operate in one hand.

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile Embedded Handheld 6.5 Classic
    Processor: TI AM3715 1GHz
    Storage & Memory: 512MB MDDR, 256MB NAND flash and 8GB iNAND
    Display: 3.5" TFT LCD VGA (480 x 640) transflective sunlight readable display with pressure sensitive touchscreen
    Integrated Features: 5MP Auto-focus Camera, Embedded High Sensitivity GPS Receiver, Altimeter, and E-Compass
    Communications: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth (v2.1+EDR class 2), GPS (with internal antenna)
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP68
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty

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    Regular Price $1,599.00 Special Price $1,499.00
  6. Getac V110

    Getac V110

    The Getac V110 is a compact and lightweight convertible that quickly transforms from 11.6 inch display notebook to tablet computer. The V110 is among the thinnest and lightest fully rugged convertibles ever built. It is less than 12 x 9 inches in size, a mere 1.3 inches thick and weighs just over 4 pounds.

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U (non-vPro) 2.3GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR3
    Hard Drive: 128GB solid state drive
    Display: 11.6" TFT LCD (1366x768) 800 NITs QuadraClear sunlight readable LED display with multi-touch technology
    Keyboard: Mechanical Backlit
    Communication: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (802.11ac), Bluetooth (v4.0 class 1), 10/100/1000 base-T Ethernet
    Optical Drive: Not Included
    Battery: Hot swappable Dual Li-Ion battery (2100mAh) x 2
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
    Integrated Equipment: HD webcam, SmartCard reader
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    Regular Price $3,149.00 Special Price $2,749.00
  7. Xplore XSLATE D10

    Xplore XSLATE D10

    Inspired by over a decade of customer feedback and experience in the rugged tablet space, the Xplore XSLATE D10 Android tablet features a lightweight and highly portable form factor. With MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certifications, the XSLATE D10 is engineered to protect critical data under the most challenging conditions such as 5' operating drops to plywood over concrete, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more.  

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Android™ 5.1, Lollipop
    Processor: Intel® Atom™ E3845 Quad Core 1.91GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR3L 1333MHz
    Storage: 64GB Solid State Drive
    Display: 10.1" WXGA (1366 x 768) Rugged IPS LCD Backlit Display
    Wireless: 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS: Integrated, 2.5m Accuracy
    Camera: Integrated 5 Megapixel digital camera (rear-facing w/ flash) - Integrated HD Megapixel digital camera (forward-facing)
    Battery: Up to 8 Hour Battery Life (39.2Whr, Single Battery)
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    Regular Price $1,699.00 Special Price $1,649.00
  8. Xplore XC6 Dual-Mode Sunlight Readable (DMSR)

    Xplore XC6 Dual-Mode Sunlight Readable (DMSR)

    The Xplore XC6 DMSR (Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable) fully rugged tablet stands up to real world conditions such as 4' operating drops to concrete, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more. Rugged design innovations combined with independent MIL-STD testing instill confidence that the XC6 will protect critical data and deliver in the most demanding situations.

     Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Processor: Intel Core I5-4300U 1.9GHz (2.9GHz Turbo Boost)
    Memory: 4GB DDR3L RAM
    Hard Drive: 128GB Solid State Drive
    Display: 10.4" XGA (1024 x 768) rugged LED backlit, 1300nit sunlight viewable resistive touch display with Dual-Mode Technology
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Cameras: Integrated Barcode Capable 5 Megapixel Camera (Rear); Integrated HD Camera (Front)
    Wireless: Intel 7260 (802.11ac) WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0
    Battery: Extended Life 10-Cell Li-Ion Battery (81.4WHr)
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP67
    Additional: UL And EN60950-1 2nd Ed, ATEX Zone 2/Category

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    Regular Price $4,649.00 Special Price $4,599.00
  9. 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
  10. Trimble Juno T41

    Trimble Juno T41

    The Trimble® Juno® T41™ rugged handheld computer offers combined feature options to provide customers the handheld that meets their specific needs in the field: Enhanced GPS, 1D/2D barcode imaging, SmartPhone capability or not, choice of Windows or Android operating systems, and Ultra-High Frequency RFID capabilities.

     Standard Configuration
    Processor: 800MHz Texas Instruments DM3730
    Memory: 512MB
    Storage: 8GB
    Display: 4.3 in (10.9 cm), 480 x 800 pixel, WVGA TFT
    Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,GPS
    Battery: 3.7 V, 3.3 Ah, 12.2 Wh, Lithium-ion polymer
    Operating System: Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
    Color: Yellow
    Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty
    Rugged Rating: IP68, MIL-STD-810G

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    Regular Price $1,499.00 Special Price $1,299.00
  11. Trimble Nomad 1050

    Trimble Nomad 1050

    The Nomad is a fully rugged handheld computer and meets demanding MIL-STD-810G military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP68 rating, meaning the Nomad handheld PC is completely sealed against dust, and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 240 minutes. 

     

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: 1.0GHz, Texas Instruments DM3730
    Memory: 512MB DDR SDRAM
    Storage: 8GB onboard non-volatile NAND Flash;
    Display: 480 x 640 pixel Sunlight Viewable
    Communication: Not Included
    Wireless: Bluetooth
    Expansion: 1x USB host and 1x SDIO / SDHC slot
    Battery: 5200 mAh Li-ion rechargeable module; up to 15 hours battery life
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows Embedded Handheld (WEHH) 6.5 Professional
    Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP68

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    Regular Price $1,449.00 Special Price $1,298.00
  12. Trimble Yuma 2

    Trimble Yuma 2

    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

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