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That's a little expensive...just a little.
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Originally Posted by bruestle2 View Post
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?)
I assume it's a magnesium alloy.....

P.S. I want the laptop that dude has in the show Jericho, that thing withstood an EMP, lol.
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Me like,
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I had the chance to hold a Toughbook ... Well .. nothing special.. just some "armour" that is more like aluminum, slow CPU, small amount of RAM... no wifi.
I was told it was a military model... and it seems it is.
BTW. It looked like this Dell you're showing, just without the fingerprint check.
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A Dell toughbook-like laptop? Ah great, now we can have a laptop that survives getting dropped but gets pwned by itself from the inside out. Bring on the mobo failure. Bring on the cheap, high-latency RAM that will require upgrading, oh and please of PLEASE bring on the loads of junk software that will get deleted shortly after the purchase.
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A Dell toughbook-like laptop? Ah great, now we can have a laptop that survives getting dropped but gets pwned by itself from the inside out. Bring on the mobo failure. Bring on the cheap, high-latency RAM that will require upgrading, oh and please of PLEASE bring on the loads of junk software that will get deleted shortly after the purchase.
LOL, My dad is in the U.S. Army. He flys the CH-47, And does all his flight paper work on a Army laptop. Its about 5 iches thick with a Pentium 3 and 128MB of RAM, All that and a speedy 4200RPM 15GB HDD.

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The life of a field geologist's laptop is a rough one. I'm on my 2nd one in 3 years- the first (Panasonic toughbook) was replaced cause we could not get new batteries. My 2nd (Fujitsu Lifebook) is still kicking, although I doubt it will hold up like the toughbook.

I had an old PII Toughbook for a while....it took multiple 3 foot drops, was used in the pouring rain, and even got run over by a 2 ton truck while never failing.

I got an upgrade to a Pent-M in a Fujitsu Lifebook, and I gotta say it's held up well. Dropped twice from 25 feet into water, bounced off the passenger seat out the window whilie 4x4ing. Still running strong, although the DVD drive does not like to open automatically.

Now if I could just get a cell phone that durable...I kill those every 3 months!
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i recon this is sheid ???
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Have you considered a career in marketing?
Yes. Far too much talking to people, I'll stick to building engines in my back yard
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The life of a field geologist's laptop is a rough one. I'm on my 2nd one in 3 years- the first (Panasonic toughbook) was replaced cause we could not get new batteries. My 2nd (Fujitsu Lifebook) is still kicking, although I doubt it will hold up like the toughbook.

I had an old PII Toughbook for a while....it took multiple 3 foot drops, was used in the pouring rain, and even got run over by a 2 ton truck while never failing.

I got an upgrade to a Pent-M in a Fujitsu Lifebook, and I gotta say it's held up well. Dropped twice from 25 feet into water, bounced off the passenger seat out the window whilie 4x4ing. Still running strong, although the DVD drive does not like to open automatically.

Now if I could just get a cell phone that durable...I kill those every 3 months!

Verizon carries a phone that's guaranteed waterproof for 30 minutes up to 25 feet deep, while calling...I doubt you would be able to communicate clearly, but you could do it...it's also impact resistant.
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