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Toshiba Portege Ultrabook Survives Dog Drool Test

By - Source: Toshiba | B 9 comments

What's the weirdest thing you've spilled on your laptop?

A lot of laptop manufacturers these days are taking steps to protect their products against accidental spills or knocks. But how do companies test these laptops before putting them on the market? Well, if Toshiba is anything to go by, it involves a bit of help from man's best friend.

 

In an effort to show the effectiveness of its spill-resistant keyboard on its Portege notebook, Toshiba decided to conduct a field test with a big, friendly dog named Gusto. Gusto doesn't seem like the slobbering type at first, but that all changes when Toshiba breaks out the bacon. Toshiba's Portege is only advertised as spill-resistant against up to 50 ml of water but easily passes the Gusto slobber test.

Of course, you can't rely on a spill-resistant keyboard to save your bacon (teehee) if you knock a big glass of water over your computer. If you're very clumsy, you might be better off investing in a keyboard cover and keeping liquids well away from your laptop. You should also keep other people with liquids away from your laptop. At CES we learned that beer bottles, elbows and laptops do not mix.

Check out the video for yourself below:

Portege vs Dog Drool

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    nevilence , January 29, 2014 5:54 PM
    Now I'm protected, now I can eat bacon off my keyboard with not a single concern in the world.
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    COLGeek , January 29, 2014 6:04 PM
    Bacon/slobber testing...the new standard in notebook testing!
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    demetrio_lacra , January 29, 2014 7:07 PM
    That doesn't look like drool... Accidental ejaculation test: pass!
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    aevm , January 29, 2014 7:36 PM
    Thank you Jane, you write the best articles :) 
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    JMcEntegart , January 29, 2014 7:53 PM
    Quote:
    Thank you Jane, you write the best articles :) 


    You flatter me. :kikou: 
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    iam2thecrowe , January 29, 2014 10:54 PM
    buy your kid one of those, then they cant say their dog ate their homework.
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    Nolonar , January 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    If you're letting your dog drool over it, you're clearly using it wrong. Too bad it doesn't survive "accidentally" spilled coffee :( 
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    Nolonar , January 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    If you're letting your dog drool over it, you're clearly using it wrong. Too bad it doesn't survive "accidentally" spilled coffee :( 
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    Chairman Ray , January 31, 2014 12:46 AM
    Yeah sure... drool
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    el_bastardo74 , February 1, 2014 12:13 AM
    I wonder how many 12-16 year olds have blamed a ruined laptop on poor Fido?