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Old 27th January, 2008, 05:43 AM
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Old 27th January, 2008, 04:51 PM
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Wasn't there a story a while back about a British serviceman that had one of the older Toughbooks in a war zone where it took a 7.62mm rifle round, without being penetrated or being destroyed completely. Not sure but it may have even saved his life.
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Old 27th January, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Here's one of a Toughbook taking a 9mm round: Tougher Than a Speeding Bullet; Panasonic's Toughbook Notebook PC Stops Bullet | Business Wire | Find Articles at BNET.com

Here's a US soldier being saved by his Toughbook, this must be the story I remembered: U.S. Soldier in Iraq Saved by Bullet Proof Laptop - Associated Content

When a bible takes a bullet saving a man's life, its time to thank god.

When a laptop takes a bullet saving a man's life, its time to be thankful for your extreme pornography addiction.
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I would have thought that almost any laptop could catch a bullet, so long as the bullet has a rounded or flat tip, and no ballistic tip.
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The second one was a high powered rifle round, those things go through just about anything.
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It's all down to the shape and materials the round is made from, rather than power which is provided by the powder. Power just gives you greater range.

A nail gun, for example uses very little powder, but the ballistic hardened nails will pierce sheet steel and concrete, in one hit. You could literally nail someone to their own Kevlar vest with one. Not much power is needed due to firing at point blank range.

Because a laptop is made from many different layers, soft and hard, it would require a round designed for that purpose.
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