Why would anyone require his laptop to be able to withstand a tiger attack? Well, maybe if you’re some dude on TV who purposely goes after animals in the wild, then you would need something that tough. Anyway, even if you don’t exactly interact with ferocious animals on a regular basis, you might want to check out Panasonic’s Toughbook.
Forbes recently ran their own test on this laptop and they had a lot to say about it – most of it praises. These are some of what they did:
We used the Panasonic Toughbook to serve Doritos. Then we crushed the chips to dust between the keyboard and the screen, the same screen we used as a dartboard. The darts poked holes in the screen’s protective coating, but the display underneath remained undamaged. Not a single dead pixel.
The first two, I can see happening in real life. Eating chips while playing or surfing the net – it’s common enough. Laptop as a dartboard? Maybe if you’re so drunk and you mistake it for something else. It is quite interesting to know about the results, though.
So we presented the $3,460 Toughbook to Nalin, a white tiger who lives at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. Nalin treated it like a cat toy, knocking it to the ground, gnawing on the screen and licking every inch of its surface. He must have smelled those Doritos.
The tiger chewed off five keys, but that turned out to be just cosmetic. We could still type without them, and were able to glue four back on later (we made sure Nalin didn’t swallow anything). The fifth just snapped back into place.
Amazing isn’t it?
Well that is not the end of it. You can read the rest of the torture that those guys had in store for the Toughbook here.
I guess the price matches its durability, huh?