Rugged computers are used in all branches of the military and for good reason. Military grade laptops are able to withstand the intense heat and sand of the desert and can survive the bumps and jolts of an armored vehicle or naval vessel. Rugged military computers have been tested according to military standards (MIL-STD 810F) and have daylight-viewable displays for in-field use.

Military grade laptops must pass a rigorous testing method called the MIL-STD-810F ensure the computer functions as normal in a broad range of harsh environmental conditions. The kind of conditions include altitude testing, high and low temperatures (including temperature shock), harsh and freezing rain, humidity, sand, shock, gunfire vibration, and more. These tests were designed to identify any deficiencies or shortcomings in the design or equipment used in to manufacture rugged devices. Rugged laptops that have passed the MIL-STD-810 test will be able to withstand the many different kind of environments that may be necessary for military personal.

Rugged laptops and devices for military use are designed for ultra-portability to allow for fast deployment and mobility. Many of the tablets come loaded with windows 10 operating system and portable keyboards to allow for easy transition from an office to the field.

GroupMobile specializes in pre-deployment planning, deployment project management and installation, and post-deployment maintenance, which combine as a full-service solution for rugged technology.

Top Features


– Sunlight-viewable display
– Protection against intense heat and sand
– Protection against bumps and jolts
– Military standards approved (MIL-STD 810F)

Best Rugged Computers for Military & Homeland Security

  1. The Panasonic Toughbook 31, also referred to as the CF-31, is a reliable ultra-rugged laptop offering the highest performance in its class along with the world's most durable design.

    Panasonic Toughbook 31

    The Panasonic Toughbook® 31, also referred to as the CF-31, is a reliable ultra-rugged laptop offering the highest performance in its class along with the world's most durable design. With unrivaled ruggedness, drop shock protection (can sustain a drop from up to six feet) and certification exceeding MIL-STD-810G, the Toughbook 31 is an undeniable leader in the fully rugged laptop computer category. Its Intel® Core™ i5 processor combined with available discrete graphics deliver desktop-class performance and greatly enhanced video and graphics. 

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    $4,099.00
  2. Standard Configuration
Model: Basic
Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 
Processor: Intel Core i5-4310M 2.7GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM
Hard Drive: 500GB hard drive
Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 800NITs LED QuadraClear sunlight readable LCD

    Getac X500

    The Getac X500 fully rugged notebook joins extreme durability, ultra fast speed, and expandability to create the ultimate mobile computing solution for military and field operations. The Getac X500 is military-certified for operation in the most extreme conditions. It is MIL-STD-810G certified for ruggedness and shock protection, and its IP65 rating protects the unit from water and dust. 

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    Standard Configuration
    Model: Basic
    Operating System: Windows 10 Professional 
    Processor: Intel Quad Core i5-7440HQ  vPro™ Processor 2.8GHz
    Memory: 8GB DDR4 RAM
    Hard Drive: 500GB hard drive
    Display: 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 800NITs LED QuadraClear sunlight readable LCD
    Communication: 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless: WLAN 802.11ac and Bluetooth
    Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD
    Battery: Lithium-Ion Smart battery (8700mAh)
    Other Included: backlight keyboard, SmartCard reader, Express Card reader
    Warranty: 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty - Protects all major system components and even covers accidental damage!
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65 

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    $4,999.00
  3. The Xplore XSLATE B10 rugged tablet's core construction features a lightweight magnesium alloy mid-frame in an ultra-portable form factor for the greatest rugged reliability. Featuring MIL-STD-810G and IP65 ratings, the XSLATE B10 is engineered to protect

    Xplore XSLATE B10

    The Xplore XSLATE B10 rugged tablet's core construction features a lightweight magnesium alloy mid-frame in an ultra-portable form factor for the greatest rugged reliability. Featuring MIL-STD-810G and IP65 ratings, the XSLATE B10 is engineered to protect critical data under the most demanding conditions such as multiple 5' drops, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more.

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    $2,279.00
  4. The Xplore XC6 DMSR (Dual-Mode Sunlight-Readable) fully rugged tablet stands up to real world conditions such as 4' operating drops to concrete, heavy rain, blowing sand and dust, continuous vibration, temperature extremes, and more. Rugged design innovat

    Xplore XC6 Dual-Mode Sunlight Readable (DMSR) with LTE

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    $5,597.00
  5. The Durabook R8300 fully rugged notebook is small and lightweight. It is designed for the toughest users and tested to military extremes, including temperature extremes, humidity, vibration, dust, drops, and spills. It is an ideal rugged notebook for mili

    Durabook R8300

    The Durabook R8300 fully rugged notebook is small and lightweight. It is designed for the toughest users and tested to military extremes, including temperature extremes, humidity, vibration, dust, drops, and spills. It is an ideal rugged notebook for military personnel, first responders, and field service technicians in industries such as utilities, telecommunications, and cable.

    Standard Configuration
    Processor: Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
    Memory: 8GB DDR4
    Hard Drive: 500GB HDD
    Display: 13.3" XGA LED-backlit, outdoor-viewable display with touchscreen
    Wireless: 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2
    Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD/RW
    Battery: 9 cell Lithium Ion 7800mAH
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Other: Fingerprint Reader, Smart Card Reader, PCMCIA Slot, TPM Security, 2 Lan(RJ45), VGA Port
    Warranty: 3 year warranty
    Rugged Rating: MIL-STD-810G, IP65

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    $3,199.00
  6. The Trimble® Yuma® 2 rugged tablet computer is designed for ease of use and high performance mobility with everything users expect from a tablet computer — along with the confidence that it will perform flawlessly, no matter where the workplace may be.

    Trimble Yuma 7

    The Trimble® EMPOWER Yuma™ 7 is a 7-inch, fully-rugged field tablet for professional organizations that know they can’t afford to take shortcuts. The Yuma 7 combines the scalable flexibility of Trimble EMPOWER technology module with a bold 7-inch tablet computer form factor, and the industry-leading Windows 10 Pro OS, delivering a perfect combination of strength, smarts, and flexibility. This handheld is ideal for large scale field data capture in nearly any industry and application. Introducing Trimble EMPOWER: a modular expansion system that gives you the power to customize your mobile computing solution to your workflow, and the confidence of knowing that your investment is scalable for future needs.

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    $2,995.00
  7. The Xplore XSLATE R12 is a sleek and lightweight rugged tablet PC with innovative accessories that are made for incomparable efficiency and unbeatable productivity in public safety, construction, and field service. Equipped with Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 proc

    Xplore XSLATE R12 Rugged Tablet

    The Xplore XSLATE R12 is a sleek and lightweight rugged tablet PC with innovative accessories that are made for incomparable efficiency and unbeatable productivity in public safety, construction, and field service. 

    The XSLATE R12 weighs just under 3 pounds and is MIL-STD-810G and IP54 certified, making it rugged enough to withstand 4-foot drops, bumps, dust, spills, and temperature extremes. It is also rated Class 1, Division 2 for use in hazardous environments

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    $2,649.00
  8. Panasonic Toughbook 33

    Panasonic Toughbook 33

    The Panasonic Toughbook® 33 delivers a new level of unmatched flexibility for mobile business computing as one of the first fully rugged two-in-one mobile computers. The Toughbook 33 is a lightweight detachable notebook with an extensive variety of integrated options, as well as a choice of two keyboards. The Panasonic Toughbook 33 can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of a diverse customer base.

    The Toughbook 33 is designed to meet MIL-STD-461F for electromagnetic interference and MIL-STD-810G for drop, shock, vibration, explosive atmosphere, temperature, humidity, and rain and sand. The Toughbook 33 has an IP-sealing rating of IP65 to protect against dust and liquids. 

    The display on the Panasonic Toughbook 33 measures 12 inches diagonally with an impressive 2,160 x 1,440 resolution. The display features anti-glare and anti-reflective treatments for an amazing viewing experience outdoors in direct sunlight. It has a 10-point capacitive multi-touch display with an optional digitizer which can be used with gloved or wet hands. 

    Designed to cater to the increasing demands of highly mobile workers, the Toughbook 33 delivers rugged mobility in a customizable package that also includes a generation of backward compatibility. Available accessories include two vehicle docks for new deployments as well as an innovative vehicle dock adapter which allows drop-in placement onto any of Panasonic’s large installed base of Toughbook 31 vehicle docks, offering investment protection while saving resources and time.

    The Toughbook 33 is a tremendously flexible solution, offering six usage methods. This versatility makes this rugged two-in-one perfect for any situation and work environment. Besides being used as a traditional laptop, the tablet can be detached and used alone or flipped 180-degrees to show content in presentation mode. The convertible mode allows users to see the display with the keyboard attached and ready for use if needed. Using the built-in handle, the device can operate in carry mode or hanging on a wall, while vehicle mode provides full functionality and operation of the device when on the move. Combining the best features of a laptop and tablet, the fully rugged Panasonic Toughbook 33 two-in-one is ideal for rugged industries that require a highly mobile computing solution and the ability to reliably capture large amounts of data.

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    $3,499.00
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    MobiKEY: Secure Remote Access Solution - Annual Subscription and Device

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    The secure remote access solution that delivers your office desktop wherever you are!

    What is MobiKEY?

    MobiKEY turns any personal laptop or tablet into your office computer, users can safely and securely connect to their office workstation from any device, anywhere in the world, even on public Wi-Fi. Join the tens of thousands of users who trust MobiKEY to deliver their desktop through the cloud, such as The Department of Defence, US & Canadian Governments, Universities, Healthcare Providers, Financial Institutions, Municipalities, Colleges and many more!

    Gain access to all your programs, files, folders and applications!

    MobiKEY enables Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs by allowing personnel to use their mobile device of choice, enhancing security, as well as reducing hardware, maintenance, and support costs.

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    $350.00