Ideas on how to abuse a Toughbook

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  1. steve.steve

    steve.steve Company Representative

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    Looking for some ideas on videos to make abusing Toughbooks. Going to do some how to videos too. Looking for suggestions! Here is what we have so far. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQYrVE5l55I9ZF2b7AR1omA/

    Could use some good ideas besides running over with steam roller. Wanna show the limits they can endure.
    Thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Wyoming88!

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    Good one is the classic hammer/jackhammer/axe/violent gardening tool
     
  3. toughasnails

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    Lots of videos on YouTube on Toughbooks from burying and dragging them by snowmobiles and four wheelers. You name it youtube has it. Do a search on this.... YouTube videos on toughbooks testing . They got a lot of good ones.
     
  4. kode-niner

    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    I could throw it in a horse's stable and let it get trampled on and covered in shiznit for a while. I don't think I've seen that on youtube yet.
     
  5. unclemack

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    Best I've seen was a CF-31 being dropped 20 feet to the deck of USS Intrepid. Don't know if I'm allowed to post links but it's here:


    Maybe set one in a block of concrete and dig it out with a jackhammer? A UK TV programme blew one up with explosives - that was the final test and it died. I think even letting a tiger play with one has been done.
    Has one been thrown a couple of hundred yards with a trebuchet? Probably onto grass would be best...
     
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  6. User32

    User32 Notebook Deity

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    I'd love to see what kind of abuse a CF-18 can withstand.
    Actually no, that was The Gadget Show and they blew up a G1, only thing that happened is the battery who flew out, after they reinserted it it booted right up.

    The CF-19 they dropped from a rather tall height however broke it's hinge lock.
     
  7. steve.steve

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    Lol, the horse idea! I would do it but There would be concern about a horse cutting its foot.
    There is a couple cf-18 laying around here. I don't have anything to launch them with :(
    Could thrown one straight up in the air and have it land on concrete?
     
  8. theoak2

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    I think unclemack had this one in mind:

     
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  9. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    lol... Reminds me of a CF-30 a customer sent back to me. It was accidentally run over by his bulldozer. He continued to use it for 2 years with external keyboard and mouse. He missed taking it out into the field so I sent him a new barebones to plug and play. He sent me to crushed unit. The LCD lid was cracked badly and the keyboard had been crushed into the LCD screen... But it still fired up!
     
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  10. User32

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    Aside from water ingress, a Toughbook is basically indestructible.
     

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