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Discover More About Rugged Toughbooks


Rugged laptops are fast becoming a popular choice across industries as commercial, industrial, and government interests look for technology that provides the digital support they need and the durability field operations demand. These computers are engineered for real-world hazards that stop normal laptops in their tracks. We are a Microsoft Registered refurbisher, offering laptops that give you like-new performance at steep discounts. Stretch your tech budget with a Panasonic Toughbook rugged laptop today.

Evolving Technological Needs

As digital transformation continues to change the roles and responsibilities of field operations across sectors, having the right tech in the right hands is becoming increasingly important. Toughbooks are resistant to shock, impacts, dust, moisture, extreme temperatures, and more. Built inside sturdy cases with some of the toughest computing components on the market, they make the toughest jobs just a little bit easier.

Our blog aims to clear up some of the confusion around ruggedized laptops and tablets and give you the answers you need to make informed decisions. We’ll cover specifications, applications, and how to get more from your organization's budget by buying certified refurbished devices that can be fully customized during the ordering process.

Certified For Action

Make sure you’re not wasting money on laptops that will let your field personnel down when they need digital support the most. Choose the professionally refurbished gear that professionals use. Contact our customer service department with any questions, and they’ll give you the information you need to get the right gear for your mission. Order your Toughbooks online from OC Rugged today.

Panasonic Toughbook 31 and Toughbook 19 Comparison

With their rugged magnesium alloy construction and professional-grade computing hardware, the Panasonic Toughbook 31 and Panasonic Toughbook 19 are ideal for high-impact work environments. Like all Toughbooks, they resist drops, shocks, spills, humidity, extreme pressure, and more. That’s why they’re trusted by military personnel, construction professionals, and emergency services. These leading Toughbook models both meet MIL-STD-810G [...]

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Why Does the Military Use Toughbooks?

Military computers have to meet the highest performance specifications while also being incredibly durable. A military  rugged laptop can be deployed in a variety of roles and in a range of inhospitable climates, all while being away from experienced technical support staff for weeks or months. As a result, these ruggedized computers have to be able [...]

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How Toughbooks Have Changed Policework

Police laptop computers have evolved over the years, and today’s ruggedized computers offer better digital support than ever before. A far cry from the initial police car computers that were completely reliant on a running engine and up-to-date local files, modern law enforcement now has access to real-time data support across a wide range of [...]

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Use Rugged Laptops in Your Auto Repair Shop

Auto mechanics have a demanding and dirty job. You don’t want to purchase a fancy computer or tablet for your shop that ends up getting smashed, dirty, and broken just days after taking it out of the box. Rugged laptops are what you need! These hardy computers are able to withstand abuse from drops, spills, vibrations, [...]

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History of Toughbooks

If you’re looking for a rugged laptop, it doesn’t get much better than the Panasonic Toughbook. The line began in 1987 and the products can withstand a variety of harsh environments and situations that a standard laptop simply wouldn’t be able to survive in. Toughbooks can withstand drops and shocks, dust, liquids, vibrations, humidity, and pressure. [...]

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Top Accessories For Your Toughbook

When you purchase a rugged laptop, there are a variety of things that can be purchased separately. There are, of course, several upgrades that you may want depending on your needs. However, to make sure that you’re getting the most from your Panasonic or Getac Toughbook, there are also a few accessories that you might [...]

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SSD vs. HDD: Which Do You Want For Your Rugged Laptop?

Even if you are shopping for a laptop, it doesn’t mean you’re up to date with all of the technology terms that are thrown at you, and there are a lot. However, when it comes to getting a laptop, which hard drive it uses can make a big difference. Upgrading and switching out components in [...]

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Common Mistakes When Purchasing a Toughbook

Like we’ve mentioned before in this blog series, buying a Panasonic Toughbook can be an investment, so it’s important that you research various products and features and consider what your needs are so that you can find the right product to purchase. At OC Rugged, we strive to provide our customers with the best service [...]

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Considering a Refurbished Laptop? Ask These Questions

There’s no doubt that buying a laptop, whether it’s a Toughbook or a standard home laptop, can be an investment. If you’re looking for a high speed laptop, lots of space, with various features and functions, then you could be spending upwards of $3,000 to $4,000. If this laptop is for your work, your business [...]

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