- Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme — for outdoor adventures and construction sites
- Update: Dell has released the Latitude 5424 — an updated ruggedized Latitude laptop
- Lenovo Thinkpad 11e — a ruggedized business laptop
- Panasonica Toughbook CF-33 — a ruggedized outdoor laptop
A Laptop For Outdoor and Work Environments: Dell Latitude 14
If you need a laptop that can survive construction sites and industrial environmental hazards, go for the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme. It is fortified by a magnesium alloy backbone and is compression-sealed.
The Latitude Rugged Extreme stands up to MIL-STD-810G testing. That means it can withstand Transit drop (72”,60”,48”; single unit; 78 drops), operating drop (36”), blowing rain, blowing dust, blowing sand, vibration, functional shock, humidity, salt fog (optional with rubberized keyboard), altitude, explosive atmosphere, solar radiation, thermal extremes, thermal shock, freeze/thaw, tactical standby to operational.
It has an operating thermal range of -20°F to 145°F and has ANSI/ISA.12.12.01 hazardous location certification, so it can be used in pretty much any environment on earth.
The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is available from Amazon.
A Ruggedized Business Laptop: ThinkPad 11e
Lenovo’s Lenovo Thinkpad 11e has carbon-fiber frame lid, magnesium body and stainless steel hinges. The hinges are both flexible and durable, lasting longer than any other on the market. The Thinkpad 11e meets MIL-SPEC standards in 11 categories: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, solar radiation, fungus, salt fog, and dust.
The Thinkpad 11e also features a spill-proof ergonomic keyboard. ThinkPads are renown for their comfortable keyboards, so they are great for extended typing. A backlit keyboard is also available.
Lenovo’s Thinkpad 11e is available from Amazon.