Rugged/Industrial Computer 2003 Readers’ Choice Award Winner: FieldWorks 8500
The FieldWorks 8500 is a rugged, expandable, all-in-one portable computer with three full-length PCI slots (or six half-length). Built to military standards for shock, vibration, water and temperature, it is designed for intense rugged use. Active cooling technology allows for operation in wide temperature ranges, and a unique design adds protection against dust, rain, and humidity. An integrated handle and fully integrated components and power supply allow the portable to close and carry like a briefcase. A lightweight all-magnesium chassis and small-footprint form factor make it ideal for field-deployed professionals.