Changing Trends in Notebook Design

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Some recent research conducted by Panasonic revealed that the leading cause of the damage done to notebooks is dropping, followed by water spillage. Dropping adds up to 46% of notebook damage, water spills cause 24%, and shock impact to the hard drive due to turbulence contributes to 19%. There are 7 key contributors to laptop damage and they all involve some form of avoidable human error. The hard drive disk is most commonly at risk when a laptop computer is damaged.

Repairing damages and recovering lost data can be expensive. It is estimated that the average cost of a notebook breakdown for a company or individual, including repairs, lost productivity, loan units, and customer dissatisfaction, has been put at over $3,000 per incident.

Industrial designers and computer programmers have collaborated to create portable and durable computing devices. Panasonic has designed the Toughbook line of computers. This includes fully, semi, and business rugged computing devices that have been developed to work in almost any environment with advanced resistance to bumps, knocks, drops, and spills. The Toughbook models have a sturdy magnesium casing which are proven to be water resistant, even by military standards.

These features reflect a growing trend in notebook design.

Find out more about the full line of Panasonic Toughbooks available at Group Mobile.

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