So it’s time to buy a new laptop. Obviously your last one has been destroyed or isn’t running as it did when you got it out of the box. Maybe you dropped it one too many times, spilled something on it or maybe it’s just time for an upgrade. Whatever the case is, you can easily find a laptop that fits your needs.
But what if your needs were durability and function over style and cool features? You wouldn’t be looking at a MacBook or a Sony Vaio. Instead you’d be looking for a laptop for the hardcore. The ones that are tested to withstand whatever you can throw at them.
Here are a few you might consider.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X131e laptop weighs less than fours pounds and has a battery life of about 8.5 hours. It may not seem like much but this is for students, so it isn’t designed to last for more than average school day. It has a reinforced design to help keep the laptop in good shape over a long period of time. With stainless steel reinforced hinges, you don’t have to worry about the wear and tear that comes with constantly opening and closing it. It also has a rubber padded HDD drive, so when it’s bumped (or dropped) the shock will be absorbed. All in all this would be a great laptop for students but for the man of business or someone working outdoors, it’s not the most viable solution.
So what other laptops are out there for the average joe, who is looking for a laptop top that can take some punishment? The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is definitely built strong to take whatever you can dish out. It’s designed to withstand sever weather condition, and it’s backed by the US Department of Defence. It is built using Ballistic Armor Protection and can withstand a blast of pressurized water. Pretty intense right? Plus, this armor makes the laptop 15% lighter than…well anything else out there that meets the US Military standards.
Speaking of the US Military standards, the Itronix GD8200 is also backed by the army and is designed to withstand fluid, shock, and even acid ( you know, in case you’re a chemistry student, or a diabolical super villain). It’s said to have a screen that had optimal readability, even in direct sunlight. This laptop is all around the toughest on the block.
Finally, we have the Panasonic Toughbook 31 which also meets Military Standards. With its MIL-STD-810G certification, it is an all around beast. It can resist shocks or vibrations from being dropped, but also a myriad of environmental conditions, up to and including dust and sand. It’s also can work in extremely low temperatures and can withstand thermal shock. This Panasonic Toughbook is definitely a buy for people who are looking for the balance of durability, and function.
So there you have it. With durability and function, your new laptop can withstand almost anything you throw at it, short of a grenade. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it could withstand that too. So get out to your nearest computer store, and pick one of these bad boys up. Just don’t try to test any of the previously mentioned scenarios in the store.