- 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.
14 thoughts on “The Best Ruggedized Laptop”
Very impressive device Book I The Manna Chronicles use the same device.
WOW. Autism jokes. classy.
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I just ordered a Lenovo T580 last December.
The newer T series look nothing like my older L4xx, T510 etc.
They are the same average laptops you can buy from anyone else, except the hefty price tag.
It stopped working after 3 days after a simple BIOS change.
Fought really hard for almost 2 months with Lenovo’s delivery affiliates before I could get a refund.
Loooong story short: My advice is to avoid them if you can.
Wow! I’m excited to take my new laptop under the ocean for our next submarine mission!
Only 16GB of SSD on that Latitude? That’s *tiny* for 2018!
I would have expected at least 128GB!
Nowadays everything is being made of water-resistant and dustproof, and Lenovo has brought the new ThinkPad that is both water resistant and dustproof and this is a feature that every user is looking for. Apart from that redefining the Thinkpad is also a bold step by the company.
The Dell is not water proof as it is only IP65 certified i.e. water resistent
I would prefer Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme. Because of its thickness and durability and most working in rain, I will definitely try it soon!
Can it survive being shot?
Would love to put this laptop to ultimate test my 16yr Cyerbail Palsy, Autistic Son..His about as graceful as a bull in china shop..He drops things constantly not on purpose mind you. So if wanna see want kinda damage this bad boy will take an keep on working properly he would most diffentily be the one to let give it try..
Have you found a.good sturdy laptop for your son? Looking for a good sturdy (indestructible) laptop for autistic grandson.
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To Cool I would love to get one.
But out of range.