PowerBook gets the US Military seal of approval!

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Full story :D
     
  2. peter2002 macrumors 6502

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    The military uses Panasonic Toughbooks. They won't break as easy as regular notebooks. Plus you can get the Toughbook hot, wet and dirty and they keep running. Can't say the same for the others. The Toughbooks are heavy, bulky, not pretty and slow, but war ain't pretty either.
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I know they use Toughbooks, it says so in the article, the point is that this one guy uses a PowerBook for the power and stability it offers.
     
  4. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    My company issued me a Toughbook for my job (not military related), and I would gladly trade in for a Powerbook.
     
  5. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Did we actually read the article?

    The no-sh** factor on this comment ranks a 10.0.

    What kils me about the toughbook, is that it's 802.11 antenna extends...

    ...so it can be broken off.

    Not a problem in my 12PB

    In all fairness, the toughbook is a capable machine, and very good at it's job. It just wasn't designed for what the intel people need it to do.
     
  6. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    The only one of those toughbooks that even looks slightly pleasing to the eyes is the 28 model, and even that one is not that nice to look at. The 28 model also seems to have the best casing and physical protection features, and i like the integrated handle that extends
     

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