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Getac 9213 “Business Rugged” notebook blends sturdy and stylish

Getac 9213 “Business Rugged” notebook blends sturdy and stylish

Rugged computers generally look like a cross between the Michelin Man and some sort of inflatable life-raft, so it's nice to see a notebook that wears its shock-resistance discretely.  To be fair to the competition, the Getac 9213 is described as "business rugged", which means while its full magnesium allow chassis and case, and shock-mounted HDD and 13.3-inch WXGA display may stand up to the occasional bump and drop, it's not quite in Panasonic Toughbook territory.

 

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Dell Latitude 2100 education netbook reviewed: top of the class

Dell Latitude 2100 education netbook reviewed: top of the class

Netbook manufacturers trying to distinguish their budget wares are nothing new, and Dell have taken to the classroom with their Latitude 2100.  Announced yesterday, the Latitude 2100 packs the usual Intel Atom N270 processor but in an education-friendly design; as LaptopMag found, that means things like a semi-rugged design and a light that lets teachers know that their students are wasting time online.

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Motion J3400 rugged test videos: drops, water & dust

Motion J3400 rugged test videos: drops, water & dust

Any rubber-clad gadget can claim to be rugged, but it takes some preparation to put your shiny new product through MIL-STD-810F ruggedization testing.  It's tough when it's a cellphone; making an entire Tablet PC stand up to the same drops, dust, water and more is quite the challenge.  Still, that's what Motion did with their new J3400 rugged slate, and they've released some of the videos of the testing it endured.

Videos after the cut

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Motion J3400 Rugged Tablet PC: 7.4hrs battery

Motion J3400 Rugged Tablet PC: 7.4hrs battery

It's been a while since we've seen a new, full-sized slate format Tablet PC, but Motion Computing seldom disappoint.  The new Motion J3400 Rugged Tablet PC is, as the name suggests, a rough & tumble capable slate with a 12.1-inch WXGA active touchscreen - with optional View Anywhere outdoor usability - plus 1.2GHz or 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processors, 2GB of RAM and an optional 64GB SSD.

 

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