Overview
Utilities utilize computers to read field meters, test transmission equipment and create infrastructure inventories, among other uses. Handheld computers are normally used for meter reading and laptops and tablets for other mobile and field-use applications. Often the laptops or tablets are mounted in the vehicles. Integrated GPS receivers are quite popular, as well as integrated mobile broadband wireless cards for data communication.
Top Features
  • Integrated GPS receivers
  • Integrated mobile broadband wireless

Best Rugged Computers for Utilities Companies

  1. Panasonic Toughbook 20

    Panasonic Toughbook 20

    The Panasonic Toughbook® 20 delivers a new level of unrivalled versatility for mobile business computing as one of the first fully rugged detachable notebooks. The Toughbook 20 is a lightweight detachable laptop with a removable keyboard that transforms into a fully functioning tablet with just one hand.

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional

    Processor: Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro - 1.1GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz
    Storage: 128GB solid state drive with heater
    Memory: 8GB RAM
    Display: 10.1" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 10-point capacitive gloved multi-touch
    Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual high-gain antenna pass-through
    Keyboard: Emissive backlit
    Battery: Li-Ion 2600mAh battery
    Warranty: 3-year limited warranty, parts and labor
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G and IP65 

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    Regular Price $3,499.00 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 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
  3. Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1

    Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1

    The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-X1 is an ultra-rugged 5" handheld tablet and is ideal for use in the most demanding environments. The Toughpad FZ-X1 weighs less than one pound, and is designed to MIL-STD-810G and to IP65/IP68 specifications to protect against environmental conditions and accidental situations, such as bumps, drops, or exposure to wind, heat, and rain. The FZ-X1 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: Android™ (5.1.1)
    Processor: Qualcomm® APQ8064T 1.7GHz Quad-core
    Memory: 2GB
    Storage: 32GB
    Display: 5" HD 10-pt Gloved Multi Touch
    Cameras: 8MP camera  & Webcam 
    Others: Bluetooth, NFC, 2D Bar Laser (EA30)
    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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    $2,019.00
  4. Panasonic Toughbook 54 Lite

    Panasonic Toughbook 54 Lite

    The Toughbook Lite 54 semi-rugged notebook from Panasonic (also known as the CF- 54) boasts a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 vPro™ processor, 7hours of battery life — 14 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™ i5-7300U vPro™ processor (7th Gen CPU) 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, 3MB cache
    Memory: 8GB RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB 5400rpm Shock Mounted
    Display: 14.0" HD (7680p) 
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 + EDR (Class 1)
    Battery: 7hrs, 10.8V, typical 3220mAh, min. 3050mAh
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty with Preferred Service

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    Regular Price $1,599.00 Special Price $1,349.00
  5. 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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    $2,179.00
  6. 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: 32GB
    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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    $2,039.00
  7. Getac ZX70

    Getac ZX70

    The Getac ZX70 fully rugged Android tablet is designed with field and customer service applications in mind. The thin, light, and ergonomic design makes it easy to hold and use comfortably with one hand. It meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would quickly damage or disable a commercial-grade tablet computer. The Getac ZX70 rugged tablet also has a 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty! 

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Operating System: Android 6.0
    Processor: Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 1.44Ghz
    Memory: 2GB LPDDR3
    Hard Drive: 32GB eMMc
    Display: 7.0" sunlight viewable with LumiBond technology
    Communication: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dedicated GPS
    Cameras: FHD Web Camera; 8MP auto-focus camera
    Power Supply: AC adapter (24W; 100-240VAC; 50/60 Hz); Li-Ion battery (3.8V, 8400mAh)
    Warranty: 3-year bumper-to-bumper warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP67

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    Regular Price $999.00 Special Price $979.00
  8. 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: OPAL 2.0 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
  9. Getac F110

    Getac F110

    The F110's compact design is less than 1 inch thick and just more than 12 x 8 inches in size. At 3 pounds, this rugged tablet is among the lightest large-screen, fully rugged tablets ever built. The Getac F110 meets MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for durability and protection against dirt, dust, water, motion, vibration, temperature and other factors that would quickly damage a commercial-grade tablet.

    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U 2.4GHz
    Memory: 4GB DDR3
    Hard Drive: OPAL 2.0 128GB solid state drive
    Display: 11.6" TFT LCD HD (1366 x 768) 800 NITs QuadraClear sunlight readable LED display with multi-touch technology
    Communication: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (802.11ac), Bluetooth (v4.0 class 1)
    Power Supply: AC Adapter (65W, 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz), Hot swappable Dual Li-Ion battery, 461F ready
    Camera: 8MP autofocus rear camera & webcam (not available on all models)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
    Warranty: 3-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 $2,099.00 Special Price $1,899.00
  10. Xplore Bobcat

    Xplore Bobcat

    The Xplore Bobcat rugged tablet's core construction features a lightweight magnesium alloy mid-frame in an ultra-portable form factor for the utmost rugged reliability. Featuring MIL-STD-810G and IP65 ratings, the Bobcat is engineered to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions such as 5' drops to plywood over concrete, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more.

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 8.1 Professional, 64-Bit
    Processor: Intel Bay Trail E3845 Quad Core 1.91Ghz Processor
    Memory: 4GB DDR3L 1333B
    Storage: 128GB solid state drive
    Display: 10.1" WXGA (1366 x 768) Rugged IPS LCD Backlit Display
    Wireless: 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS: Integrated, 2.5m accurate satellite
    Camera: Integrated 5 Megapixel digital camera (rear-facing w/flash) - Integrated HD Megapixel digital camera (forward-facing)
    Battery: Up To 8 Hour Battery Life (5300 mAhr)
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty

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    Regular Price $2,499.00 Special Price $2,375.00
  11. Xplore XSLATE B10

    Xplore XSLATE B10

    The Xplore XSLATE B10 rugged tablet's core construction features a lightweight magnesium alloy mid-frame in an ultra-portable form factor for the greatest rugged reliability. Featuring MIL-STD-810G and IP65 ratings, the XSLATE B10 is engineered to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions such as multiple 5' drops, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more.

    Standard Configuration
    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, 64-Bit
    Processor: Intel Core i5-5350U Processor 1.8 GHz (2.9 GHz Turbo) with vPro Technology
    Memory: 8GB DDR3L RAM
    Storage: 128GB solid state drive
    Display: 10.1" WXGA (1366 x 768) Rugged IPS LED Backlit Display
    Communications: 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth, LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) GPS: Integrated, 2.5m accurate satellite
    Camera: Integrated Rear 8 Megapixel Camera with Flash, Integrated Front 1080P Full-HD Webcam
    Battery: Up to 8 Hour Battery Life (5300mAhr, 39.2Whr, Single Battery)
    Warranty: 3-Year Warranty

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    Regular Price $2,849.00 Special Price $2,736.00
  12. 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 $1,869.00 Special Price $1,775.00

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