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RuggedPCReview.com Full Reviews

Detailed inhouse reviews
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

Rugged PC Review is your source for news, information and reviews of rugged, semi-rugged and durable mobile computing equipment. We're the industry's clearinghouse for independent reviews. Our editors and reviewers have decades of experience in analyzing the toughest mobile equipment around. Some worked for rugged equipment manufacturers. Some are consultants and specialists in certain core technologies.

We pride outselves in listing every relevant mobile computer, be it a handheld, PDA, notebook, slate or tablet. Each and every one we find, or that is brought to our attention, is described and listed with all pertinent specs. However, we cannot possibly do full reviews of ALL equipment out there. That is reserved for particularly interesting machinery and for the products of manufacturers who we have relationships or sponsorships with, and who have made machines available and opened their own labs to us.

The thumbnail to the right shows a "print-style" version of full review that we make available to our sponsors at no extra cost. These can be used for promotional and marketing purposes, as handouts at trade shows, or for presentation and proposal materails (click on the thumbnail for a full PDF version).

This section is a compilation of the major full reviews RuggedPCReview.com has conducted over the past couple of years. Many are very detailed (some up to 5,000 words!) -- far more than you'll ever find in a print magazine review.

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--Conrad H. Blickenstorfer
PDFs of full reviews
Advantech MARS-1031
Advantech MARS-3100R
Advantech MARS-3100S
Advantech TREK-775
Datalogic Memor
Datalogic R Series
DT Research WebDT 520
GETAC 9213
GETAC A790
GETAC B300
GETAC B300X
GETAC E100
GETAC M230
GETAC P470
GETAC PS236
GETAC PS535F
GETAC V100
GETAC V110
GETAC V200
GETAC X500
GD-Itronix Duo-Touch II
GD-Itronix DynaVue
GD-Itronix MR1
GD-Itronix GD6000
GD-Itronix Tadpole Topaz
GD-Itronix VR2
GD-Itronix XR1
Handheld Algiz 7
Handheld Algiz 10
Handheld M3 Mobile
Handheld Nautiz X3
Handheld Nautiz X5
Handheld Nautiz X7
Juniper Systems Archer
Juniper Systems Allegro MX
Juniper Systems TK6000
Logic Instrument FieldBook
Motion CL9000
Motion F5
Motion F5v (2010)
Motion F5t (2012)
Motion LE1700
Motion J3400
Motion J3500
MobileDemand T8600
MobileDemand T8600 update
MobileDemand T8700
RMT Duros
RMT DAP CE8640B
RMT SwitchBack
RMT DUROS 1214
RUGGEDBOOK SR800
RUGGEDBOOK SR820
RUGGEDBOOK SR858
Winmate I880
Winmate I980
Winmate IA80
Winmate V280
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Trimble Yuma 2
Advantech SOM-5894
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Advantech AIMB-201DS
Dell Latitude E6430 ATG
Winmate M700D Rugged Tablet PC
Handheld Algiz 10X
Samwell Ruggedbook PC-750
Durabook SA14
Xplore Technologies RangerX
Advantech ARK-2150
TabletKiosk Sahara Slate PC i575
Advantech ARK-1122
Advantech SOM-7565
Xplore iX104C5 DMSR-M2
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1
Winmate C350T
Getac Z710
Logic Instrument FieldBook A2
Winmate E430T
SDG Systems RAMPAGE 6
TabletKiosk eo a7400
Handheld Algiz XRW 2013
Motion F5t
Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Winmate M970D
Advantech SOM-6765
Advantech DLoG XMT 5/7
Advantech UTC-515
Winmate G570Z
Getac B300
The GoPro Hero2
Advantech TREK-550/303H
MobileDemand C1200
Advantech DLoG MTC6
Fujitsu Lifebook T731
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550
GD-Itronix GD8200
Advantech PCM-C3500 Series
GoPro Hero
Winmate 3.7" Rugged Handheld
Advantech MIO-5270
Getac X500
Getac S400
Motion CL900
Clover Systems SunBook
DRS ARMOR X7
Handheld Algiz XRW
HTC Flyer
Winmate G-WIN W12I93S
Advantech TREK-510/303L
Advantech ARK-1503 Box PC
Advantech AIMB-213
Winmate medical tablet
GammaTech Durabook S15C
Xplore iX104C5
Juniper Mesa Geo
Getac V200
Trimble Ranger 3
Handheld Group Nautiz X3
A.C.C. Systems AT870
Panasonic U1 Ultra
Advantech SOM-5890
Getac MH132
Fujitsu Lifebook T580
Getac V100
Advantech ARK-3440 Box IPC
Advantech ARK-3403 Box IPC
DLI 8300
Rugged Notebooks Eagle
DLI 8800
DRS ARMOR X10gx
Winmate G-WIN IP67
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Getac B300x
Advantech UTC-520
Trimble Yuma
Panasonic Toughbook 31
Augen GenTouch78
Handheld US Algiz 7
Advantech PIT-1501W
Advantech SOM-5788
Advantech PPC-157T
Advantech PCM-3362
Fujitsu Lifebook UH900
Motion Computing J3500
DLI 8400 Ultra-Mobile Tablet
Motion F5v
Tadpole Topaz by GD-Itronix
Juniper Systems TK6000
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK SR820
Advantech ARK-DS303
Logic Instrument FieldBook
Panasonic Toughbook C1
Fujitsu Lifebook T4410
Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field
Handheld US Algiz 7
RAM MDT-Mate
New Atom processors
Handheld Nautiz X7
Datalogic Memor
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK SR800
Dell Latitude XT2
RAM Tough-Hub
Motion F5 update
Advantech ARK-1388
Getac PS236
Handheld US Nautiz X5
Motorola MT2000
Samwell RUGGEBOOK SR858
LXE MX9
Juniper Archer Longbow
RAM Seat-Mate
Two Technologies Hydrus
Winmate I880
Unitech PA968
Unitech PA600 PE
Advantech PWS-8033M
Advantech PWS-8101M
Datalogic R Series
Datalogic New Memor
GETAC 9213
GammaTech DURABOOK D14RM
Data Ltd DLI 8500
Juniper Archer/XF101 dGPS
GETAC PS535F
Advantech AIMB-210
Intermec CN50
Intermec CN4e
Intermec CN4
GETAC V100 update
Advantech MICA-101
Winmate I980
Handheld US Algiz 8
Data Ltd DLI 8400
GD Itronix GD8000
Two Technologies Hydrus Luna
Handheld US Algiz 10
Arbor M1256
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK SR858
Samwell RUGGEDBOOK SR820
Socket Somo 650rx
Juniper Systems Allegro MX
Parvus Zypad WR1100
Handheld U.S. Kenaz R100 GPS
GammaTech Durabook RT10
VarTech SuperCube
GD Itronix GD8000
Motion Computing J3400
Dell Latitude E6400 XFR
Panasonic Toughbook H1
Motorola MC55 EDA
TabletKiosk MediSlate i1040XT
RMT Duros 1214
Trimble Tablet
Winmate IA80 Tablet PC
GETAC PS535F
Advantech ARK-3399
Trimble Yuma
StealthBOX Warrior
Glacier Ridgeline Q100
Glacier Ridgeline T600/T650
Mentor Ranger
Dell Latitude XT2
Panasonic Toughbook 52
GD-Itronix GD6000
Winmate V280
DT Research WebDT 400
Handheld U.S. M3 Mobile
Case study: GD-Itronix MR-1
Advantech AIMB-256
DT Research WebDT 520
Fujitsu Esprimo MA
RMT SwitchBack
VIA VIPRO VP770
RAM Mounts for Panasonic U1
Panasonic Toughbook H1
DRS ARMOR X10
Fujitsu LifeBook U820
Fujitsu LifeBook P1630
RMT DAP CE8640B
Xplore iX104C4
Sonim XP1 rugged phone
Motorola VC6096
Advantech TREK-775
Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
Panasonic Toughboook F8
Panasonic Toughboook T8
Advantech VITA-350E
Lenovo ThinkPad X200t
Psion Teklogix NEO
NEC PNC
GETAC P470
Intermec CK3
Motion LE1700
HP Elitebook 2730P
Xplore Technologies iX104C4
Two Technologies Hydrus
Motion Computing F5
Juniper Allegro MX Field PC
Electrovaya SC-4000
RMT Duros
Advantech MARS-1030
GETAC B300
Panasonic CF-U1
Datalogic Kyman
Averatec Voya 6400
Lenovo ThinkPad X61
Advantech MARS-3100S
Motorola MC75
GETAC E100
Advantech MARS-3100R
Handheld US M3 Mobile
Trimble GeoExplorer 2008
Averatec Voya 4600
Averatec Voya 4400
DT Research WebDT 520
Panasonic Toughbook W7
DRS ARMOR C12 full
Advantech MARS-3100S
Gateway C-141
GETAC B300
GETAC P470
DRS ARMOR X10
DRS ARMOR C12
Dell Latitude XFR D630
GD-Itronix Duo-Touch II
AMREL MRK8
Casio DT-X7
LXE Tx700
LXE Tx800
Roper Mobile Duros
DT Research WebDT 310
DT Research WebDT 360
Intermec CV60
Fujitsu Lifebook P1620
GETAC E100
Panasonic CF-30 update
Metrologic SP5700
MobileDemand xTablet T8700
Data Ltd DLI 8300
Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC
Toshiba Portege R500
Juniper Systems Archer
LXE MX8
Intermec CK32IS
Intermec CN3
Dell ATG D630
Symbol MC35
Psion Teklogix WorkAbout Pro G2
4P FDA600
4P FDA300
GETAC V100
HHP Dolphin 7850
Trimble Nomad 800
LXE HX3
Augmentix XTG630
Trimble Nomad 800 preview
Itronix GoBook MR-1
Datalogic GoBook VR-2
MobileDemand xTablet T8600
Itronix DynaVue Technology
Toshiba Portege R400
GETAC A790
Outdoor readable screens 07
Talla-Tech RPDA-57 Juno ST
Talla-Tech Tacter-31M
Fujitsu U8240 UMPC
Panasonic CF-08
GETAC M230
Socket SoMo 650
Motion Computing LE1700
Symbol/Motorola MC35
Motorola MW810
Motorola ML910
The UMPC at the end of 2006
PacStar 3500
Psion Teklogix 8515
Motion Computing C5
Toshiba Portege R400
Panasonic CF-19
Panasonic CF-30
Dell Latitude ATG
Toshiba Tecra M7
Electrovaya PowerPad 95
Otterbox 7000
Symbol WT 4000 Series
Electrovaya SC-3100
WalkAbout Hammerhead Xtreme
ViewSonic V38r
Itronix GoBook XR-1
MobileDemand xTablet T8600
Itronix Hummer
Twinhead Durabook D13RI
Toshiba Tecra M4
Twinhead N15RN
Itronix GoBook VR-1
Motion LS800
Xplore iX104C2
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