How robust does a laptop have to be

Imagine. You're designing a laptop specifically for use in education. How robust can you make a £490 laptop?

Is this robust enough? The engineers at RM took theirs into the car park, and then drove cars over one, to see how much abuse it could survive. Three cars later (and car number 2 definitely looks like the one that should inflict most damage) it is still up and running. And just to prove it isn't a trick, they take it back into the office and plug it into a monitor too, to show it's still alive and well.

I know that laptops taken out of the office get all kinds of abuse, from being dropped in their laptop cases, to left on the roof of cars whilst the car is driven off. Perhaps we should see this kind of robustness in every-day laptops.

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Posted by Ray

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