Its been touted as explosion-proof, but not so much in the manner you might think. It won’t survive a bomb blast from the outside, but it will, or at least the case will, survive an explosion from the inside.
It has a 15” touchscreen which even works with gloved hands. Basically, it is made for locations that contain or handle explosive gases.
The deal is, if some gases were to get inside the computer, and something inside were to short out and ignite it, the computer wouldn’t let that explosive force expand to the outside and ignite everything else, instead it would contain it, and slowly release the energy created. That’s pretty much it, but it looks kind of cool too in an industrial kind of way.
The ‘explosion-proof’ computer [via crave]