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Hearing and understanding are two different things. Many people know that there are rugged electronics available but do not quite understand how or why they will work for them. Rugged electronics are the toughest electronics on the market and work well for professionals whose electronics need a little more protection or shock absorption. This is exactly why OCRugged Laptops offers customers the best rugged electronics from all major manufacturers, including Durabook, Getac, Itronix, Motorola, and Panasonic.

How Rugged Electronics Are Different

Rugged electronics offer the user much more protection than a typical laptop, tablet, or PDA. Rugged laptops, tablets, and PDAs are manufactured to work in harsh environments. This means that a rugged laptop would work in a dust storm, rain storm, or 110 degree weather. Each manufacturer takes the sensitive internal components and encapsulates them. The laptop is then sealed to further protect the internal components. This is the same process for laptops, tablets, and PDAs.

Every rugged electronic device must pass through specific inspections to ensure that they are safe for use in harsh environments. First, each device will have to pass the MIL-STD testing procedures which includes shock and vibration testing. Rugged electronics will also have to rate highly on the IP scale to ensure that liquid, dusts, dirt, and corrosion will not reach internal components.

What Rugged Electronics Protect Against

Resistance or protection against liquid and dust

Shock and vibration



Particles such as dust, sand, etc.

Fluctuations in temperatures

Build up of salt/corrosion

OCRugged Laptops offers comprehensive information on our most popular models, including Panasonic Toughbooks, Getac Notebooks, and many more! To learn more about a specific product, just click on the links below.

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OC Rugged Laptops

OC Rugged Laptops is the premier provider of rugged laptops online. Our mission is to be the most knowledgeable world-class provider of Panasonic Toughbooks, rugged notebooks, rugged laptops, rugged tablets, rugged PDAs, and rugged UMPCs, along with installation services nationwide. We continue to achieve this goal through careful product selection, industry focus, innovative support services, and a corporate commitment to client satisfaction.


Rugged laptops are essential tools for a variety of industries, including the military, public safety, health care, federal government, construction, and the private sector. That is because rugged electronics can stand up to the rigors of everyday use, no matter the situation - rain, sand, vibration, shock, drop, high to low temperatures, and the highest altitudes to the lowest. There are many applications for a rugged mobile computer. Rugged notebooks are made durable to withstand the punishment that go along with the daily use of these machines. If you work in the field or if you drive a vehicle, on and off the construction site, in and out of war zones, or you just don't think plastic is strong enough for your lifestyle, a rugged laptop is the solution. Shop OC Rugged Laptops for the best ruggedized laptops on the market!