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November 23, 2010 5:40:08 PM

Hello,

I need some options for some sturdy or rugged laptops or notebooks. These laptops don't need to be completely fast, basically they are going to be travelling a lot, doing simple task like editing microsoft office documents. The do need to be sturdy, they will be sent out to contractors from time to time, so we don't want to have to buy a new laptop/notebook often. Battery life, well about 2 hours on battery would be just fine, but it's not a huge issue we'll probably give out extra batteries. It seems like Toughbooks get a bit expensive, and might get heavy. We would really like to stay under 2k per laptop as we have to probably buy about 10 of them. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks,

Paul
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November 23, 2010 6:51:20 PM

We have a few of those toughbooks, havent had one break yet but they are expensive
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November 23, 2010 8:18:27 PM

paul3000 said:
Hello,

I need some options for some sturdy or rugged laptops or notebooks. These laptops don't need to be completely fast, basically they are going to be travelling a lot, doing simple task like editing microsoft office documents. The do need to be sturdy, they will be sent out to contractors from time to time, so we don't want to have to buy a new laptop/notebook often. Battery life, well about 2 hours on battery would be just fine, but it's not a huge issue we'll probably give out extra batteries. It seems like Toughbooks get a bit expensive, and might get heavy. We would really like to stay under 2k per laptop as we have to probably buy about 10 of them. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks,

Paul


Hi Paul,

You should check out the Toshiba Portege R705-P25. It is pretty sturdy and very inexpensive. The specs are also great: i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 500 GB of hard drive space. The laptop is also 3.2 pounds, so it is great for traveling!

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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November 29, 2010 6:04:29 PM

Thanks for the answers, I guess I just have to see about budget but it is between a toughbook or the Toshiba
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November 30, 2010 1:48:02 AM

ThinkPads are pretty sturdy as well, but they are not "ruggedized". Hell, I saw a video of a T series laptop that took a 35mph impact against a wall and it still worked.

It wasn't pretty, but the laptop still work. Actually some people would probably say a 35mph collision on a ThinkPad, is like smacking it with a Beauty Stick... It's so "ugly" it's beauty can only go up...
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November 30, 2010 4:09:26 PM

paul3000 said:
Thanks for the answers, I guess I just have to see about budget but it is between a toughbook or the Toshiba


Hi,

That sounds good! Let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with!

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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July 1, 2011 6:42:57 PM

paul3000 said:
Hello,

I need some options for some sturdy or rugged laptops or notebooks. These laptops don't need to be completely fast, basically they are going to be travelling a lot, doing simple task like editing microsoft office documents. The do need to be sturdy, they will be sent out to contractors from time to time, so we don't want to have to buy a new laptop/notebook often. Battery life, well about 2 hours on battery would be just fine, but it's not a huge issue we'll probably give out extra batteries. It seems like Toughbooks get a bit expensive, and might get heavy. We would really like to stay under 2k per laptop as we have to probably buy about 10 of them. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks,

Paul



Hi,

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