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[January 08, 2013]
Group Mobile Announces Best Rugged Computers in 2012 Guide
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Chandler, Arizona (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Group Mobile, well known for carrying the top brands in rugged laptops, rugged tablet PCs, rugged smartphones, and rugged handheld computers has announced their “Best Rugged Computers in 2012 Guide”. The guide is based on opinions of Group Mobile’s rugged computer experts, as well as feedback from Group Mobile customers. For 2012, the categories analyzed include Best Fully Rugged Laptop, Best Bargain in a Semi-rugged Laptop, Most Versatile Fully Rugged Tablet, Best Handheld Computer, and many more.
In the Best Fully Rugged Laptop category, Group Mobile selected Panasonic’s Toughbook 31. In making this selection, Group Mobile’s specialists took price, processor speed, battery life, wireless options, media bay options, display brightness, and the ability to withstand harsh work environments into consideration.
“The Toughbook 31 is used by our customers in some of the most demanding environments," said Justin Harry, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Group Mobile. “The improvements Panasonic made to the Toughbook 31 in 2012 continue to exceed the continually increasing rugged computing needs of our consumers.” The Tougbook 31 features Intel® Core™ 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, larger storage capacity, and up to 21 hours of battery life (with optional media bay 2nd battery) further set it apart from the competition. To learn more about the Toughbook 31, visit
In the Best Bargain in a Semi-Rugged Computer category, Group Mobile likes the Getac S400. 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 36 inches. The S400 features a 14 inch widescreen, sunlight-readable display and a water-resistant keyboard. Connectivity features of the S400 include 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN and Bluetooth®. Getac also offers integrated options for the S400 rugged notebook, including Gobi™ 2000 3G for multi-carrier wireless use, 4G LTE for Verizon, and a GPS receiver and antenna. To learn more about the Getac S400, visit
In the Most Versatile Fully Rugged Tablet category, Group Mobile selected the Panasonic Toughbook H2. With a sealed all-weather design, the H2 lets users work virtually anywhere. Designed with magnesium alloy chassis, the IP65 and MIL-STD-810G certified Toughbook H2 delivers a complete range of embedded wireless features. With ports such as USB, serial, and Ethernet, and optional integrated barcode and SmartCard readers, the Toughbook H2 tablet can handle a variety of field service, mission critical, and healthcare applications. To learn more about the Toughbook H2, visit
In the Best Handheld Computer category, Group Mobile selected the Trimble Nomad. The Trimble Nomad 900 Series rugged handheld computer packs functionality into one of the most powerful and full-featured rugged handheld computers available. The Nomad meets demanding military standards for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature extremes. It also comes with an IP68 rating, meaning the Nomad handheld PC is completely sealed against dust, and can survive immersion in up to a meter of water for 240 minutes. To learn more about the Nomad 900, visit
“Group Mobile offers an extensive line of rugged computing products. The ‘Best Rugged Computers in 2012 Guide’ covers a broad range of categories based on the opinions and reviews of our employees and clients,” said Stephanie Kreitner, Group Mobile Marketing Director. “Each rugged mobile computer we carry offers unique benefits, specific to the user’s application and work environment. Group Mobile’s knowledgeable sales and customer care staff are always ready and eager to assist customers in selecting the best rugged computer equipment and accessories to fit their working conditions and budget.” To read the complete “Best Rugged Computers in 2012 Guide”, visit
. To learn more about the rugged computing products Group Mobile offers, visit
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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 such as Panasonic, General Dynamics Itronix, Xplore Technologies, Getac Inc., Trimble, Motion Computing, DT Research, Unitech, DRS, and more. 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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