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[TG Daily] Dell tough: A $4000 notebook you can drop and pour water on

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Round Rock (TX) – No, Dell’s idea isn’t new: There is already something like a Panasonic Toughbook, but Dell says its new Latitude XFR630 is faster and offers more service.



Toughbooks are one of the exiting exotic laptops that draw lots of attention when they turn up in public. Covered in a protective casing, they are about as bulky as a Hummer SUV, and they can deal with most extreme environments you will ever come in contact with. Some time ago, we filmed a demonstration of a Panasonic Toughbook, withstanding drops and water.
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lmao
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Does it fit in a manilla envelope?
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Does it fit in a manilla envelope?
Well it is quite thick as you could see from the pic.
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Sweet. I saw one story about a toughbook taking a bullet instead of its user who was a marine in the Middle East.
    
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looks like dell is ripping off panasonic now.
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Now you can hit your laptop when you get annoyed with it and not break it.
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Toughbooks are awesome. If I was afraid of dropping my computer, or if I had $4k to spend on less than 1k worth of parts, I'd do it.
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But will it blend?




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Quote:
Originally Posted by TG_Daily
The magnesium chassis is one reason why the [Panasonic] Toughbook is so durable.
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/28552/145/

Yea, I would like to see how that Magnesium protects the notebook when a torch is applied to a corner!
(Y'all know what happens to Mg with lots of heat right?)
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/317348/magnesium_reactions_boiling_water_ck_production/
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