In the marine industry, fully-rugged computers are protected from salt spray and against corrosion due to salt air and humidity since they are sealed against the elements. Rugged computers are also essential in the aviation industry for maintenance workers and engineers because they are able to store the aircraft schematics in a computer that is able to withstand the elements, extreme temperatures and most importantly accidental drops. Pilots also use rugged computers in flight bag applications.
Top Features
  • Corrosion protection
  • Protection against extreme temperatures
  • Protection against drops

Best Rugged Computers for Marine & Aviation

  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. 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