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Best Rugged Laptops for Engineers

 

 

Engineers who are working on the field, workshop or in the manufacturing plants require a robust, rugged and reliable laptops in order for them to work in the most difficult and toughest environment.

Mission-critical operations such as power plants, water and wastewater plants, mining, quarrying, industrial manufacturing, HVAC, oil and gas, construction and heavy industries are some of the sectors who require the toughest laptops. To effectively and efficiently manage the tasks of engineers and operations managers, we gathered the best of the best rugged laptops that can withstand the treacherous weather conditions and unprecedented working environs.

What makes them the best rugged laptops for engineers?

Using rugged laptops for these type of harsh environment must have these attributes: Rugged casing, durable keyboards, sturdy screen, hardwearing battery life. These attributes were validated by engineers that we have surveyed.

Here are the Best Rugged Laptops Built for Engineers 

 

 

1. Panasonic Toughbook CF-19

 

Price: ₱60,000

 

Where to Buy

 

 

Specifications & Features:

  • i5-3610ME 8GB 128GB SSD Touch
  • Rugged Laptop made for engineers

 

2. Dell Latitude 14 7414 Rugged Extreme

 

Est. Price: ₱15,000

 

Where to Buy

 

 

Specifications & Features:

  • Intel Core 8th Generation i5-8350U Processor (Quad Core, up to 3.60GHz, 6MB Cache, 15W)
  • 14 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Display, Non-Touch Anti-Glare
  • 16GB 2400MHz SDRAM DDR4 Non-ECC, 256GB PCIe M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive

 

3. Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55

 

Est. Price: $2,199

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • Infrared webcam with tetra-array microphones and privacy cover; Anti-reflective (AR) and anti-glare (AG) screen treatments; External monitor support through HDMI, USB-C and optional VGA
  • Up to 40 hours battery life 
  • MIL-STD-810H certified (3′ drop, shock, vibration, sand, dust, altitude, freeze/thaw, high/low temperature, high temperature tactical, temperature shock, humidity); IP53 certified1; ASTM D4169-16 certified1; Spill-resistant keyboard; Magnesium alloy case with handle; Storage drive heater
  • Intel Core i5-8365U vPro processor; Intel UHD Graphics 620; Memory (RAM) – 2 slots user-upgradeable; Main Storage Drive caged with heater (quick-release); Optional 2nd Storage Drive caged with heater (quick-release)

 

4. Durabook S15AB G2

 

Est. Price: $1,614

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • Water and dust resistant IP5X rating, MIL-STD-810G certified military-grade resistance of up to 3-foot drops, shocks, humidity, dust, high/low temperatures, and sand for excellent field performance
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920×1080) Screen, 86-key US Water Resistant Rating IP5X Keyboard with Windows Key, Windows 10 Pro Intel Core i5-8265U (8th Gen), 1.6GHz processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.9GHz, 6MB cache
  • 8 GB DDR4, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Integrated 2MP Webcam with shutter, 256GB SSD, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 9260, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 10/100/1000 base-T
  • 14.76 inches (W) x 10.75inches (D) x 1.16 inches (H), 5.73 pounds / 2.6 kilograms (with 7600 milliamp-hour battery and 2.5 inch SSD), Ultra-long battery life of up to 13.5 hours

 

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5. Getac V110 Rugged

 

Est. Price: $1,896

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • Intel Dual Core i5-6200U Processor (2.30 GHz base, 2.80 GHz Turbo, 3M Cache), 8GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB SATA Solid State Drive, and Windows 10 Home
  • LumiBond 2.0 touchscreen technology works with gloves and wet hands, durable bright 11.6” HD LED LCD, 800 nits high contrast and crisp colors
  • The hot-swappable dual-battery design allows for potentially infinite, uninterrupted battery life with its two 140mAh 23Wh Li-Ion batteries
  • Magnesium alloy housing with sealed ports, Full-size 100%-scale waterproof backlit mechanical membrane US keyboard, hard-tipped capacitive pen incl
  • 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 gigabit RJ45 LAN, 1 Serial RS232, 1 headphone out/mic-in, dock interface, 1 Express Card 54, 1 Smart Card, No webcam

 

6. HP ProBook x360 11-G1

 

Est. Price: $399

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • Intel Celeron Quad Core N3450 (1.1GHz Burst up to 2.2GHz, 2MB Cache), Intel HD Graphics 500
  • 4GB DDR3L-1600 (on-board), 64GB eMMC Solid State Drive, No Optical Drive
  • 11.6″ HD (1366×768) SVA WLED-backlit Touchscreen Display (Active Pen included)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) + Bluetooth 4.2, Full-sized, spill and pick-resistant, HD Webcam

 

7. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e

 

Est. Price: $799

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • Editor’s Choice (our chief editor is currently using this bad boy rugged laptop)
  • 4th Generation | rugged construction | tested to military specifications | flexible 360-degree hinge supports 4 modes: laptop, stand, tablet, and tent model
  • 128 GB SSD M. 2 Opal2 | 8 GB DDR4 RAM | Intel Dual Core i3-7100U 2. 4 GHz Processor (2 Cores 4 Threads, 3 MB Cache)
  • 11. 6-Inch IPS Anti-glare HD (1366×768) 10-point Multi-touch Screen, LED backlight | Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, Supports two independent displays; Max resolution: 1920X1080 (HDMI)@30Hz
  • Webcam | Intel Dual Band Wireless 7265-AC (2×2) + Bluetooth v4. 1 Combo M. 2 Card | Two USB 3. 1 Gen 1 / USB 3. 0, HDMI, Ethernet (RJ-45) | 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)

 

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8. Panasonic Toughbook 33

 

Est. Price: $3,599

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • The rugged and reliable computing solutions designed to fit your needs
  • The wide variety of form factors available from Panasonic rugged and reliable mobile computers and tablets are designed to survive the rigors of the real-life business world

 

9. Dell Latitude 5424 Rugged

 

Est. Price: $1,590

 

Where to Buy

 

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Specifications & Features:

  • 14″ FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) 16:9 Anti-Glare display; UHD 620 Graphic
  • High-quality speaker, integrated noise-reducing microphones, stereo headphone/microphone combo jack, optional integrated FHD video web or IR camera with privacy shutter
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2×2) Wireless Adapter+ Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 Type A (2) & USB 3.0 Type A (1) with closeable port door when USB receiver inserted, USB 3.0 Type C (1) – supports power and display, native RS-232 serial port (1), RJ-45 gigabit Ethernet network connector (1), HDMI (1) and Universal Audio Jack
  • P46G Regulatory type: P46G002 Energy Star 7.0, EPEAT MIL-STD-810G testing: Transit drop 36”/.91m; single unit; 26 drops, operating drop (36”/0.91m), blowing dust, vibration, functional shock, humidity, altitude, thermal extremes Operating thermal range: -20°F to 140°F (-29°C to 60°C); Non-operating range: -60°F to 160°F (-51°C to 71°C) IEC 60529 ingress protection¹: IP-52 (dust-protected, protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15°)

 

10. Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme

 

Est. Price: $2,500

 

Where to Buy

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Specifications & Features:

  • 11.6 FHD (1920×1080) 16:9 Direct-View outdoor-readable display w/gloved multi-touch AG/AR/AS/Polarizer and Gorilla Glass
  • Fully-rugged tablet can tackle the most demanding rugged tasks, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit pre-installed, Tablet supports a secondary Li-ion battery. Only one is installed. With 2 Year Direct Wty
  • MicroSD memory card reader, Integrated front and rear cameras with built-in privacy shutter; GPS:Dedicated u-blox NEO-M8 GPS card

 

The prices for these rugged laptops are estimates. Prices might change without prior notice from the sellers.

 

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