Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 14th Jul 2008 20:28 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems A lot of manufacturers have notebook computers that they consider ruggedized in some form or another, but it's not always clear just how much they can take. Panasonic gave access to their testing facilities in order to see some of what their notebooks go through. Some tests include temperature shock, drop testing (from various angles), a 360-degree shower with pressurized water, and more. In addition to describing parts of the test process they got some video of a Toughbook 30 standing up to a few drops and a lot of water.
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by stabbyjones on Mon 14th Jul 2008 21:57 UTC
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Give it to an electronics tech on the field and you'll see just how tough those things can be.

Tough is an understatement really, short of just pouring petrol on it and lighting it up i was amazed how much punishment they can take.

The workshop had a bet on that we could drive over it and it would still work. unfortunately the owner (who bought them) didn't want to risk it.

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