By installing the elements into a protected laptop case, the manufacturer ensures that they will remain operational for as long as feasible in the most typical of the harsh environments like moisture (even up to being submerged) or high concentration of dust or sand. Furthermore, the case should be strong enough to shield the components from vibration, impact pulse, and ease down the stress and temperature variations.
For instance, a fully sealed keyboard to shield against dust particles or liquids or a scratch-resistant screen that is readable in direct sunshine. Secondly, the inner components themselves are developed in compliance with specific standards in order to withstand the above-mentioned environmental threats in comparison with typical commercial components — for example, hard drives in special shock-mounted cases that dampens vibrations.
Types of rugged laptops
There are several categories of rugged laptop in UAE that were improved in order to meet the requirement of the market:
These laptops are for operating outside of the office. Notable by the rugged design of magnesium alloy chassis with a partial safeguard against falling and impacts. Parts that receptive to vibration put inside vibration dampening cases. Decorated with the sealed keyboard or built-in drainage systems (in some models) to shield parts against spilled liquids. Laptops are compliant with the producer’s internal quality standards, but not certified by internationally accepted standards. The main advantages are relatively small external dimensions, affordable prices in comparison with regular commercial models, and a variation of designs.
Laptops that are good for people who travel a lot and tend to use it in different weather and temperature conditions (not extreme). As well as business-rugged models, having a magnesium alloy chassis with excellent protection against falling from a certain height, impacts and vibrations, including internal components. Dust and water sealed case with the drainage system. Although these laptops are capable to operate within a specific range of temperature fluctuations, operation in extreme heat or cold conditions does not guarantee. Certified and compliant with global standards.
Laptops for army specialists, laboratory personnel, industrial engineers, and other professionals who work in potentially severe and rigid environments. Case and chassis are specifically designed to fully shield all components from the most common environmental and accidental hazards – water (although these laptops are not vacuum sealed, some models allow to be submerged for very short-time without a risk to be damaged), dust, mud, atmospheric pressure, falling, vibration, aggressive liquid substances such as aqueous salt solutions. All components are individually protected as well. Screens are readable in direct sunlight, and the matrix has a reduced sensitivity on temperature drops below zero degrees by Celsius. In contrast, thermal isolation allows operating normally under high heat conditions. Although the external design of these laptops is not as elegant as regular commercial models and the cost is quite high, it is a useful and robust tool will serve very well in the most demanding working conditions and moderately harsh environments and tend to last for years out in the field with no significant downtime. Also certified and compliant with the most international standards.