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Rugged Laptops for First Responders


When you are a police officer, fire fighter, EMT, or another kind of first responder, you know how important having the right equipment is. Whether you need it to perform the most vital and immediate functions of your job, or you rely on it to keep track of the aftermath of an emergency, having reliable gear is vital.

In today’s ever-connected world, it is more important than ever to have access to computer systems no matter where a first responder may be. Being able to stay connected with others has helped to improve response times and better coordinate relief efforts. In order to handle the difficult conditions that first offenders find themselves in, it is necessary to have computers that can stand up to moisture, dirt, and dust.

At OC Rugged, we proudly carry a wide range of toughbooks and rugged laptops that will make staying connected in the field as easy as it would be in an office. Find the rugged laptops you need at OC Rugged today.

Laptops As Reliable As You Are

First responders are notoriously tough. If you aren’t tough enough, the work can quickly grind you down and wash you away. The laptops we carry are tough enough to be able to keep up with you. From design to build, our toughbooks have what it takes to work when and where you need them to work.

We sell the best brands, including Durabook and Panasonic Toughbooks, because we know that there is no substitute for dependability. As a Microsoft registered refurbisher, we take the time to ensure that all of our used rugged laptops are operating at or higher than acceptable standards. When you buy from OC Rugged, you can continue to do your job without having to worry about whether or not your computer equipment will be able to handle the work.

Designed to Work in Tough Conditions

Browse our site to find a toughbook that is built to handle the conditions in which you work. We have laptops that are water- and dust-resistant, as well as models that can handle bumpy roads and other rough treatment.

We also carry some of the best mounts available. If you need to have your laptop mounted and ready to go in your vehicle, we have options that are perfect.

Covered By Great Warranties

While anyone can say that their products work, only the best companies stand behind their products with a real warranty. When you are browsing for a new rugged notebook, check out the great warranties that we offer. For most of our laptops, there is a one-year warranty with the option to add additional protection.

Check out our online store today or contact us with any questions about rugged laptops for first responders. We work with agencies of all sizes and we can offer the best prices anywhere. If you have a quote from a competitor, we will happily match it. No matter what kind of first responder you may be, we have the technology that will make your work go more smoothly.

Three Reasons to Order Rugged Laptops

No matter what your company or organization does, it is important to have the technology you need to be able to stay in contact with your team, compile data, and perform many other functions. While there is no shortage of companies that will sell you a computer, if your work takes you outside into less-than-ideal [...]

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Three Tough Laptop Features You Need

With so many tough laptop brands out there, finding the computers that are perfect for your work might seem like an impossible task, especially if your work doesn’t take place in a comfortable, climate-controlled office. Whether you are a first responder, member of the military, or you make your living working in conditions that are [...]

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Comparison: Semi vs. Fully Rugged Laptops

All rugged laptops are built to Military Specifications. This means that regardless of whether a laptop is labeled as semi rugged or fully rugged you will be getting a laptop that meets some or all Military Specifications. Hearing the term “Semi Rugged” or “Fully Rugged” does not afford for much background on the difference [...]

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Choose The Laptop That The Military Trusts

Did you ever wonder how the military personnel stay connected even in the most remote of locations? It cannot be easy to get electronics to work when there is extreme heat, sandstorms, humidity, or salt water. Usually conventional electronics do not last very long in harsh conditions, especially if they need to be used on [...]

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Let’s Talk Rugged Laptops

We all know that the men and women in uniform have the hardest jobs in the world. This goes for police officers, firefighters, and military personnel. Not only are their jobs difficult, they are not usually in a temperature controlled location. While the rest of us spend our working hours inside an office building, men [...]

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Life On The Road

Business men and women that spend a lot of their time on the road do not lead an easy life. The stress of traveling can really get to you after awhile. Did you ever think about what your travel-heavy lifestyle does to your electronics? Stuffing your laptop into a cramped bag, tossing it under the [...]

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Lightweight and Rugged?

One thing that most people do not think about when they buy a piece of rugged electronics is the added weight. In order to protect against falls, temperature fluctuations, dust, humidity, water, and vibrations, the electronics themselves must be ruggedized. This means that all the internal components are sectioned off to protect them against outside [...]

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Ruggedized Gaming

What do gamers do when they head out on a trip? Often times they cannot take their gaming systems with them, it is just not practical. This is why avid gamers almost always travel with high functioning laptops so that they can stay connected no matter where they head. Now what do these gamers do [...]

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How Rugged Laptops Provide Safe Computing

Everyone knows that electricity and water do not mix. It is also common knowledge that electronics do not hold up very well in temperature extreme locations. So how can you have safe computing when your job leads you out into the elements or into the extremes? There has to be a better way to work [...]

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