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The Algiz XRW rugged notebook is one of the smallest in its category. Yet the small size doesn't diminish its ruggedness. The problem with such a small rugged laptop is the lack of space for ports and storage. That said, the XRW is a useful tool for many different work situations since it is so portable.

This rugged laptop has the MIL-STD 810 and IP65 certifications that make it a great water-resistant laptop. Not only is it dustproof, but with the IP liquid rating of 5, it can also withstand jets of water. The operating temperature for this unit is also more than what you might expect out of something its size: from -4 degrees F (-20 C) up to 140 degrees F (60 C).

When compared to regular laptops, the XRW is very durable. It passed certification for surviving drops. This test requires that rugged laptops survive at least 26 drops from 4 feet high onto concrete. While that may not seem very high, that’s often about the resting height where a laptop will be.

The downside to having such a small rugged laptop is there just isn’t any space to put hardware. This limits the XRW’s potential performance. Its maximum RAM and storage capacity are much lower than other devices in this category. It also has weaker CPU options. That could be a problem if you work with large datasets or resource-intensive applications. However, not everyone needs a powerful system to do their jobs. In those cases, the XRW is worth considering.

The XRW does have an SD card slot which helps compensate for the small amount of storage space. The number of available ports is limited; with only one serial port, two USB ports, one VGA output and a few audio ports, there isn’t much connectivity.

One advantage this rugged laptop has over the other products is its camera. Many durable laptops don’t include cameras. Combined with Gobi 3G, you can use the camera for video conferencing in the field. It can also be equipped with GPS and Bluetooth. All these connectivity options make the XRW a useful durable laptop when you have limited working space but still need to record data or have access to productivity applications. Other options include a vehicle dock, an office dock, and a Kensington lock.

For security, the XRW has the trusted platform module (TPM) chipset. This ensures that the XRW behaves as intended and isn’t compromised. TMP uses hardware-level encryption to protect your computer and its data. This security tool adds a significant layer of protection to your system, including encryption for disks and passwords.

Algiz has worked with other companies to provide solutions and customization options that can’t be found in a regular off-the-shelf product. It offers solutions for forestry, construction, public safety and waste management, and it continues to branch out.

The Algiz XRW is a great rugged laptop that is easy to pick up and take with you wherever you go. With more applications being developed the longer it is out, this small device may be the rugged computer for you – especially if you happen to be working in tight quarters.