I decided to see what it’s like to use a MobileDemand xTablet T7000 in the rain and if it could in fact handle getting some water on it. I never have to work in the rain, but a lot of guys do have to brave storms to get their jobs done. The last thing they should have to worry about is their PCs breaking in the middle of a rough work day.
I’ve seen video demos of rugged PCs operating while being sprayed with water and I’m familiar with the xTablet T7000′s water resistance specs, but it still felt very strange to allow a computer to sit out in the rain. I usually do everything humanly possible to keep water away from my gadgets. After shooting this video, I left the xTablet T7000 out in the rain for over half an hour and it continued working just fine.
GBM InkShows are sponsored by MobileDemand, makers of rugged Tablet PCs
Spilling a little water on a PC is usually really bad news, but that’s not the case with the xTablet T7000. According to MobileDemand, this rugged Tablet PC can withstand up to four inches of rain per hour, which is pretty severe weather.
I grew up around my father’s job sites and am a big believer in having the right tool for the job. For a lot of guys that work on construction sites or out in the field, a PC that can stand up to a spilled drink, broken pipe or rainstorm is a much better choice than a run of the mill notebook.