If you live in a car, or another extreme setting, then your choice of computers is limited. Most computers are incapable of withstanding the wild temperature swings that can occur inside a car. For example, if you live in the northeast of America, at night in the winter the temperature might get down to -20F, but in the daylight of summer the temperature inside your car can be over 130F. Most laptop computers stored in such conditions would suffer irreversible damage if left for to long. If you live in a car and are in need of more than a cell phone for your computing work, then a rugged laptop is your only choice. Unfortunately the price tag of a fully rugged laptop is often hefty. This is why buying a used one on Ebay is a great idea! I bought my Dell and my Panasonic from the sellers listed below. If you buy either of these laptops after clicking the links below, I will receive a small commission on the sale. If you found my article helpful and are thankful for bringing these items to your attention, then I would appreciate it if you could click the affiliate links below before placing your order. Thank you very much!!
According to rugged systems limited in the United Kingdom, Panasonic Tough Book’s can withstand wild temperature swings from -50F all the way up to 150F. They can also withstand drops from six feet, liquid, mud and dirt. I’ve personally stored mine in my car when the night time temperature was down to -10F, without any issue. I was very pleased with my purchase from this seller. The battery, which was a prime concern of mine held a great charge. The CF-30 is an older model, it is best used for school work, office applications, surfing the web, reading mail, etc. If you need more computing power then check out the newer CF-31. This computer has better specs that the CF-30 and is capable of more while maintaining the rugged design.
from Dell.com "Rain or shine, you have a job to do and you depend on your computer to keep you productive. With the industry's most secure, most manageable rugged products, you can focus on what matters most. Latitude Rugged delivers peace of mind with: Real-world durability — We go above and beyond the standards to verify reliability in the real-world situations you face every day. Go-anywhere productivity — Get your job done no matter what with stunning performance, reliable connectivity and outdoor-readable displays. Business-class control — With all of the manageability and security you’ve come to expect from Dell, be confident you are in control of your technology." I personally like the Dell Rugged Extreme more than the Panasonic, because the Dell is more configurable and it has wide screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio as opposed to the Panasonic’s 4:3. One more interesting side note about Dell, is they have a generous return policy. The computer that I bought from the seller linked in this text, bought my laptop fully refurbished directly from Dell and it even came warrantied by Dell. This was all for half the cost of a new one! The link below will take you to the exact Ebay seller that I bought my rugged extreme from. I had a great experience with this seller the shipment was fast, and everything ws exactly as advertised.
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