istruggle2gate11 Posted January 9, 2008 Share Posted January 9, 2008 Just bought a Panasonic Toughbook 27 Question is how tough are they? Will it be able to withstand the rigours of being mounted in the Rangie whilst off roading? The standard gumph is Panasonic brings you the Toughbook 27 - the most rugged of Panasonic's Toughbook series. A breakthrough design lets it withstand being dropped from a considerable height and provides excellent resistance to water and dust. A tough magnesium alloy casing, 20 times stronger than plastic, encloses the working components. Inside, the hard drive is shock mounted and enclosed in a protective stainless steel case. Internal dampers also protect the LCD and help prevent screen bending or twisting. The Toughbook 27's fully integrated wireless option provides immediate access to mission-critical information, including 911 call data, motor vehicle and criminal records, mug shots, missing and wanted persons postings, stolen and recovered property reports, and GPS location information. It is ideally suited to construction sites, gas, power or water maintenance work, police or fire patrols and any other rugged field applications. The hard drive is enclosed in a 10mm thick hi-tech gel compound to protect it from those accidental bumps, drops and spills. So take this Toughbook anywhere without worrying about accidents, while enjoying the same performance you'd expect from a desktop computer. My key concern is the hard drive, yes its in gel, yes it can be dropped 900mm but is this when powered off? Will the heads go crashing into the disks when offroading? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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