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News Dell unveils new rugged laptop

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    i bet this thing is heavier than my desktop!
     
  3. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 New Member

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    lol, Its stronger than your desktop too;)
     
  4. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    I sincerely doubt it. My last desktop was ~75lbs and my current one is probably about 50. I'll wager that this laptop is no more than 10.
     
  5. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    put the lbs in kg pleaaaaase! my box, alone, is 13kg
     
  6. speedfreek

    speedfreek New Member

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    That looks a lot like the toughbook.
     
  7. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    a rugged dell notebook? does that mean they will have the same lifespan as regular notebooks now? or will it mean even more heat issues than their small xps? or will it actually be a good product like their monitors?
     
  8. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Looks like Dell's finally released its MBA competitor...
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    sealed keyboard for use when raining.... :D
     
  10. G0RD0N FAN

    G0RD0N FAN Jeff Gordon #24

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    This is a great buy if you are hard on laptops. I think my kids could detroy it, they seem to be able to destroy anything LOL
     
  11. freedom810

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    £2000+ taxes?
    Ye this is going to kick off ...
     
  12. z4114

    z4114 FACE!

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    The upside of the release is there is now competition from a big laptop player in the field of toughbooks. I've never used one myself but in law enforcement, fire department, and medical fields; a toughbook is mandatory. Having another supplier of toughbooks could help drive costs down. Less cost on laptops could lead to other benefits such as more partols or even more officers.

    Plus, if you're in a bind and disarmed, I'm sure a toughbook to the head would hurt like hell.
     
  13. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    the only real customers for these would be security or battlefield contractors, as well as possibly construction or other hazardous environment work.

    other possibilities include journalists (laptop now guaranteed to survive angry mobs.... even if you aren't!!!) or scientists out in environments like mt. St. Helens.
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I know it's a toughbook and aesthetics aren't a priority, but.. it does look like a Pentium 2 laptop.
     
  15. The cheapskate

    The cheapskate One custom title before Matty

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    That would be a laptop you could finaly take to the pub and not worry some dick will spill a pint all over it...
     
  16. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    If you're taking laptops to the pub you've totally missed the point of the pub.
     
  17. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    jesus thats light, mines 37kg and yes thats in an alu chassis
     
  18. Richh999

    Richh999 Small Time Modder

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    Mines a alu sliverstone SG03 chasis and that weighs around 30 to 35kg..
    Well this may have a use for people like me who need a laptop around the farm or something, I ran my last one over accidently with a landy followed by the front loader following, luckily backed up, May invest in one.. Do you think they can take about 15tonnes??
     
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