Originally Posted by diverdad
Hi all, anyone out there using a toughbook on their rib/ boat?
As technology is ever changing, can anyone recommend a current particular model that can take the beating from a RIB?
Hi Lee, several of our clients use Panasonic toughbooks when out with us.....I can honestly say that they always seem to be having issues with water ingress......even when they resort to using rolls of gaffa, plastic bags and anything else to hand in an attempt to keep the water out. On Bathymetric surveys last year there were always two along for when the first one failed (i'm not exaggerating). I would love to have a laptop onboard, but it definately couldn't be a toughbook...... I can't comment on any other brands, but we have recently been asked to us an Ipad for a monitoring job (will see how it fares)....another large engineering co. client uses a very cool tablet (yellow and black, don't know make) and that seems okay but IIRC they said it cost £5K