Rugged Convertible Laptops: Robust all-rounders for outdoors and industry
Resilience or Flexibility? One no longer excludes the other. Because what was a contradiction in terms until recently is now combined in one device!
In the consumer sector, so-called convertibles – or hybrid PCs – have long been established: They can be used as a classic laptop on the one hand, but can also be used with a rotating, folding or click mechanism if required transform a tablet computer. Now the all-rounders are also conquering the demanding market for rugged laptops.
Flexibility and reliability combined
Rugged Convertible Laptops combine the robustness of rugged laptops with the advantages of convertible devices: The notebooks are highly resistant to water, dirt and external forces, can be converted into a tablet in a few simple steps and at the same time have an extra long battery life.
This makes them the ideal companion for extreme working environments that require a high degree of stability on the one hand, but at the same time maximum speed and flexibility, such as military, police or rescue operations, construction sites or warehouses.
From rugged laptop to rugged tablet: just a few simple steps are all it takes
The display of the Rugged Convertible Laptops can easily be rotated 360 degrees and attached to the back of the keyboard instead of having to laboriously remove and reattach it. This can provide the decisive advantage – especially in time-critical operational situations and in confined spaces such as the rear of an aircraft or an engine room.
From notebook to tablet in a few seconds: Rugged Convertible Laptops from DT Research
Certified stability according to IP protection classes and MIL-STD
However, if you think that the rugged convertible laptops will lose their robustness as a result, you are mistaken: The devices are tested and certified according to military and security standards. These standards guarantee, among other things, water and dust resistance as well as shock and vibration protection of the devices.
The standard MIL-STD-810, which was developed by the U.S. military and is continuously updated, serves as the central benchmark. The standard provides the concrete and detailed conditions for testing device types with regard to their resilience in extreme situations.
Buyers use the military standards, as well as the common IP protection classes, as a guide to correctly assess the degree of robustness of various devices and their suitability for certain purposes. For example, the rugged convertible laptops of the LT300 series from DT Research meet the IP65 standards for water and dust resistance, the MIL-STD-810G / H for shock and vibration protection and the MIL-STD-461F for EMI and EMC tolerance . The devices are also HERO (Hazard of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance) tested.
Conclusion: Versatile computing solution for the most demanding applications
Gone are the days when a high level of resilience automatically resulted in a loss of flexibility: rugged convertible laptops are an absolute must-have for everyone who cannot compromise on security or flexibility. The manufacturer DT Research is one of the pioneers with its new LT300 series.