Parenthood changes all areas of life. In addition to the tasks of making the house childproof, investing in a mobile computer that can better withstand the challenges of a busy dad’s life offers peace of mind. A rugged laptop stands a greater chance of surviving mishaps kids might cause. It’s also better suited for adventures, such as camping, road trips, travel and working outside while hanging out with the kids.
Rugged laptops can withstand greater shocks than regular portable systems. Being able to withstand shocks helps keep the system working accurately if the kids bump the table or the computer falls on the floor. In tough conditions at work or home, a shock-resistant computer provides protection against drops. Many men choose fully-rugged systems to stand up to the rigours of harsh job sites.
Mobile computers called fully-rugged have multiple features for data protection and protection of the physical system. Semi-rugged computers often have adequate features for home life and outdoor adventures. Check and compare the specifications offered by the manufacturers to make the best choice for your lifestyle in your price range.
Some rugged laptops are also water-resistant, a great feature for a busy dad. A water-resistant system reduces the risk of damage if a child spills juice in it or a squirt gun fight breaks out while the system is sitting open.
Some models are sealed to protect the computer from sprays of water from the sides or on top, so the system is safe for boating, accidental run-ins with a sprinkler or brief exposure to rain. Systems with the greatest protection from moisture are usually called sealed or waterproof.
Check durability ratings to choose a computer that will last and stand up to the challenges of fatherhood. Military-grade rugged laptops offer top durability ratings and a number of top computer brands have lines of durable systems.
For adventurous dads, a display that remains visible in glare makes the system more versatile. Many mobile systems become too dark or affected by glare to be usable in bright conditions. A mobile system that’s designed for outdoor use presents a clear view, even in sunlight.
Long Battery Life
With the demands of being a dad, interruptions become a part of daily life. Pick a system with a long battery life to cut down the odds of losing work if you stop in the middle of something to deal with the kids. Long battery life makes the system more convenient for camping trips and using the system during family outings where there may not be opportunities to recharge it often.
Rugged Mobile Computing Tips
Although not a requirement for all shoppers, the touch screen option on some computers gives dads a cutting-edge system for a variety of work and other applications. Docking systems are convenient for moving from home to work or from travelling to home office.
A hard laptop case offers increased protection. A power inverter for the car makes it easy to charge a mobile system when you’re on the road.
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