Health Care IT: The Future of Rugged Laptops from Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and GDI

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-03-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and General Dynamics Itronix are all competing for attention in the growing rugged computing space - which, in addition to laptops, convertible notebooks, UMPCs, tablets and smartphones, now even includes a rugged digital pen. The desire for mobility is increasing, laptop shipments are exceeding desktops for the first time and government funds are poised to encourage development in industries—including construction and health care—that are benefiting from rugged mobile devices. eWEEK is featuring just a handful of the products that have recently debuted or been updated. With competition increasing as more vendors join the space, durability is being improved, battery life is being extended—often through Intel technology—screens are becoming easier to read in all lighting conditions, and prices and weights are being whittled down.Michelle Maisto
 
 
 

The Future of Rugged Laptops from Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and GDI

 
The Future of Rugged Laptops from Dell, Panasonic, Motion Computing and GDI
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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