Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:06 PM
Hmm... I had an interesting experience while searching for 'toughened' laptops for our local bushfire brigade. We found a single supplier of 'Mil Spec' laptops and had a look at the details - the Mil-Spec is the laptop has to be a ble to survive a 1 metre drop onto steel plate something like 5 times in succession. That's it. No titanium casing, no ruggedised hard drive, no special components, no armoured glass screen. Still there was a model that looked suitable and it did have a splash proof keyboard (might come in handy in the fire brigade!) so we went to buy it - "sorry discontinued, please see new models".
So we check out the new models - same blurb, same brushed aluminium cases same splash proof keyboard. But something is missing? Oh yes, they've dropped the Mil Spec!
Moral - be sure you know what you're getting for the extra money.
So to cut a long story short, your tough case is probably a very good option.
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