What is the difference between a consumer grade laptop, business rugged, semi rugged and a fully rugged laptop?
Business rugged is designed for business use. These types are equip with all the standards of a consumer grade laptop but with enhanced features to protect against minor drops, shocks and spills.
Semi rugged can handle rougher treatment than a consumer-grade laptops and business rugged but they are not fully waterproof or dust proof, generally have a narrower temperature range, and do not meet all MIL-STD-810G specs. Most semi rugged computers have a lower IP rating. This means the unit is protected, though not sealed, against dust. It is resistant only to light splashing, but it’s not able to withstand jet sprays or immersion.
Fully rugged which are sealed against dust and moisture, and in some cases can even survive temporary immersion provided the IP rating is high enough. They have also passed a full battery of MIL-STD-810G tests, including drops, vibration, immersion and temperature extremes and are rated to at least IP54 or higher.