Group Mobile Recaps Best Rugged Computers of 2014

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Group Mobile's "Best Rugged Computers of 2014 Guide" is based on opinions of their rugged computer experts, as well as feedback from Group Mobile customers.

Panasonic Toughbook 31

Panasonic Toughbook 31

The 'Best Rugged Computers of 2014 Guide' covers a wide variety of categories based on the opinions and reviews of our staff and customers

Group Mobile, well known for carrying the top brands in rugged laptops, rugged tablet PCs, rugged smartphones, and rugged handheld computers announces their "Best Rugged Computers of 2014 Guide". The guide is based on opinions of Group Mobile's rugged computer experts, as well as feedback from Group Mobile customers. For 2014, the categories analyzed include Best All-Around Fully Rugged Laptop, Best Bargain in a Semi Rugged Laptop, Best Bargain in a Tablet , Best Handheld Computer, and many more.

In the Best All-Around Fully Rugged Laptop category, Group Mobile selected Panasonic's Toughbook 31. In making this selection, Group Mobile's experts took price, processor, battery life, wireless options, media bay options, display brightness, and the ability to
withstand harsh environments into consideration.

"The Toughbook 31 is used by our customers in some of the harshest and challenging conditions," said Stephanie Kreitner, Vice President of Group Mobile. "The Toughbook 31 continues to exceed the constantly growing rugged computing needs of our consumers."

The Tougbook 31 features Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors, combined with available discrete graphics to deliver amazing performance and greatly enhanced video and 3D graphics. A 1,200 nit sunlight-viewable touchscreen display allows users to work efficiently in any lighting condition. An integrated webcam option and larger storage capacity set it apart from the competition. To learn more about the Toughbook 31, visit

In the Best Bargain in a Semi-Rugged Notebook category, Group Mobile has a two-way tie and likes the Getac S400 and Toughbook 53. The Getac S400 is one of the most durable semi-rugged notebooks on the market. It features Getac's KryptoShell™ body which allows the S400 to withstand temperature extremes, shock, vibration, and drops from up to 2.5 feet. It features a 14 inch widescreen, sunlight-readable display, and a water-resistant keyboard. To learn more about the Getac S400, visit

The Toughbook 53 has a Magnesium alloy chassis, which is very durable and provides extra protection from bumps and bangs. Like the S400, it can also be dropped from up to 2.5 feet. It has an impressive 14-inch display, spill-resistant keyboard, and a built-in handle. The Toughbook 53's shock-mounted flex-connect hard disk drive with quick release can handle bumps and vibrations to keep your important data safe. To learn more about the Panasonic Toughbook 53, visit

In the Best Bargain in a Rugged Tablet category, Group Mobile selected the DT Research line of economical, rugged tablet computers. These rugged tablets offer vibrant touch displays and high performance, yet energy-efficient Intel Atom processors within slim, light, and durable housings.

"DT Research's rugged tablets provide a strong and durable mobile computing platform at a very affordable price," stated Kreitner. "With prices starting under $1,000 and a quick delivery time, we expect these rugged tablet PCs will continue to be very popular among our customers in 2015."

DT Research also offers a new line of Rugged GNSS Tablets which are compatible with existing GIS software for surveying and mapping applications and bring together the advanced workflow for data capture, accurate positioning, and data transmitting. To learn more about DT Research’s rugged tablets, visit

In the Best Handheld Computer category, Group Mobile selected the Trimble line of rugged handhelds with the Juno T41 and Nomad 900 Series. These rugged handhelds are prepared for extreme outdoor and industrial environments, software for land surveying and construction applications, and GIS systems for field data collection and automation. To learn more about the Trimble handhelds, visit

"Group Mobile offers an extensive line of rugged computing products. The "Best Rugged Computers of 2014 Guide" covers a wide variety of categories based on the opinions and reviews of our staff and customers," said Kreitner. "Each mobile computer we carry offers unique benefits, specific to the user's application and work environment. Group Mobile's skilled and knowledgeable sales and customer service staff are always eager and willing to help customers select the best rugged computer equipment and accessories to fit their working environment and budget."

To read the complete "Best Rugged Computers Guide", visit To learn more about the rugged computing products Group Mobile offers, visit or call 1-866-784-4338.

About Group Mobile

Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Group Mobile serves customers all over North America. Customers range from Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Military, to local police/fire/ambulance, to small and mid-size businesses, to the frequent traveler that needs something more durable than a commercial, off-the-shelf computer. Group Mobile carries all the leading rugged computing brands. In addition, Group Mobile offers vehicle docking and mounting equipment from Gamber Johnson, Ram Mounts, and Havis/Ledco. To learn more about rugged computers and how they differ from commercial, indoor computers, check out the Rugged Computer Guide or visit us online at

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